Mexico will play either Nigeria or Sweden in the final.
Mexico are through to the final of the ongoing FIFA U17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates as the reigning champions defeated South American giants, Argentina, 3-0, in the first semi- final of the cadet Mundial.
Two goals in the first half and another late strike in the dying moments of the second half keeps Mexico in good stead to defend the crown they won two years ago on home soil.
After a poor start, losing scandalously to Nigeria 6-1, in a Group F opener , the Mexicans are in their full stride taking off each opponents that came their way as the tournament progressed.
In Tuesday’s semi final duel, Ivan Ochoa’s 5th minute strike put the Mexicans in the lead. Barely 15 minutes later, the danger man doubled the lead for Mexico.
In the dying minutes, a fluid display by the Mexicans saw them add one more goal as Marco Grandos completed the rout with his 86th minute goal.
Argentina, who were on the back foot, did not help their course as two of their players were sent off.
The game finished with Argentina reduced to nine men after goalkeeper Augusto Batalla was sent off for a professional foul.
It hardly mattered, and the 3-0 scoreline sees Mexico press onto the final, where they might just have a chance for some revenge against Nigeria should results in the later semi-final in Dubai go in favour of the Golden Eaglets.
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