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Copa America: Mexico beat Uruguay, Venezuela defeat Jamaica

Mexico scored twice in the final five minutes to beat Uruguay 3-1 in a pulsating Copa America Group C match in which each side had a man sent off on Sunday.
 
The win in front of a passionate and partisan crowd at Glendale, Arizona left Mexico top of the group on goal difference from Venezuela after they beat 10-man Jamaica 1-0 in Chicago.
 
The early omens were not good for Uruguay who stood stunned before kick-off when the Chilean national anthem was played instead of their own. 
Goals from Rafael Marquez and Hector Herrera handed Mexico a vital three points, with Diego Godin having levelled in the second half, after Uruguayan defender Alvaro Pereira had given Mexico an early lead with an own goal.
Venezuela, whose highest finish at a Copa America was the 2011 semi-finals in Argentina, went ahead after 15 minutes when Alejandro Guerra set up Josef Martinez and the striker shot under goalkeeper Andre Blake.
Mexico play Jamaica next in Pasadena on Thursday when Uruguay meet Venezuela in Philadelphia.
 
Source: Reuters Sport
 
 

 

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