México tied Venezuela, winning Group C
(June 13th, 2016) The Mexican team tied the “Vinotinto” ten minutes before the end of the match, thus winning first place in the group. Uruguay, already eliminated on their second match, managed to close off their participation with a 3-0 win over Jamaica.
The day’s first game determined Group C’s leader. Mexico and Venezuela played a thrilling match at Houston’s NRG Stadium, which ended up in a 1-1 draw. With this result, Mexico secured top spot in Group C on goal differential.
Juan Manuel Velázquez capped a well-worked free kick in the 10th minute with a perfect scissor kick that opened the scoring for Dudamel’s team. But ten minutes away from the end of the match, substitute Jesús Corona leveled the showdown with a stunning solo goal. Now, the “Tri” will play against Group D’s second team – apparently Chile, up to the moment-, while the Venezuelans will likely meet Argentina in quarterfinals.
Already-eliminated Uruguay and Jamaica played their farewell game at Levi's Stadium. The “Celeste”, who had surprisingly been knocked out in first stage, cruised to a 3-0 win over Jamaica, who wrapped up their tournament participation with zero goals.
During the first half, Abel Hernández took the ball from Lodeiro and scored the game’s first goal; Jevaughn Watson added a 2-0 advantage with an own goal midway through the second period and, towards the end of the match, second-half substitute Matías Corujo went in for a 3-0 goal edge.
This Tuesday will be the last group stage day, with a key showdown between Chile and Panama at Lincoln Financial Field stadium that will determine who advances to the next stage. Argentina, already in quarterfinals, will go for first place against Bolivia at the CenturyLink Field.
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