Mexico face Argentina in semis

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:52 IST

Mexico's 0-0 draw with Greece yesterday clinched them the top place in Group B, setting up a Sunday semifinal against Latin American rival Argentina.

Frankfurt:

Mexico and Brazil each scraped by with draws on the final day of group play in the Confederations Cup football tournament. Mexico's 0-0 draw with Greece yesterday clinched them the top place in Group B, setting up a Sunday semifinal against Latin American rival Argentina a€" runner-up in Group A. The big fight Brazil hung on for 2-2 against Asian champion Japan, putting the five-time World Cup champion into Saturday's semi against Group A winner Germany. This will be a rematch of the 2002 World Cup final, won 2-0 by Brazil. Oguro Masashi's 88th-minute goal allowed Japan to draw. Robinho gave Brazil a lead after 10 minutes, and Shunsuke Nakamura equalised in the 27th. Five minutes later, Ronaldinho put Brazil up 2-1. Greece, the European champion, lost two of three games and failed to score in this eight-team, two-week warmup for next year's World Cup in Germany. Mexico defenders fired The Mexico-Greece game promised to be overshadowed when FIFA, the world governing body, said it would have a statement after the match about Mexico defenders Salvador Carmona and Aaron Galindo. The two were dismissed from the team without explanation on Tuesday by Mexico coach Ricardo Lavolpe. He would only say they had broken team rules. Mexico's scoreless draw was lackluster. Mexico looked little like the team that beat Brazil 1-0 on Sunday. (AP)

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