Mexico upsets Brazil to reach semifinals

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src=' ' class='caption'> Mexico upset Brazil 1-0 on Sunday in the Confederations Cup, outplaying the five-time World Cup champions.

Updated: February 25, 2007 10:52 IST
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For a day at least, the king of Latin American soccer is Mexico. Mexico upset Brazil 1-0 yesterday in the Confederations Cup, outplaying the five-time World Cup champions with Jared Borgetti snatching the winner on a 59th-minute header. Mexico joined Germany and Argentina in the semifinals of this high-profile showcase, a two-week tune up for next year's World Cup. "It's a great triumph for Mexico. It was a great battle," said Mexico 'keeper Oswaldo Sanchez. In yesterday's other Group B game, Asian champion Japan beat European champion Greece 1-0. Greece is out of the chase to reach the semis. The other berth will be decided on Wednesday when Japan plays Brazil. Mexico's victory gave it six points in Group B. Japan and Brazil have three each, and Greece zero. In Group A yesterday, Germany defeated Tunisia 3-0, and Argentina beat Australia 4-2. The semis are next weekend and the final on June 29. In Hanover, Borgetti headed in a corner kick that beat flat-footed Brazil goalkeeper Dida. The corner was set up when Ramon Morales raced down the left side, and cut the ball across the goalmouth with Brazilian Lucio just deflecting it across the endline. It was justice for Borgetti. In the 29th, Roque Junior was called for pulling him down in the area. (AP)

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