Mex­i­cans leave France in trou­ble

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - WORLDCUP -

FRAnCE ............................................0 MEX­ICo ............................................2 FRanCE are star­ing at a hu­mil­i­at­ingly pre­ma­ture exit af­ter Mex­ico in­flicted a 2-0 Group a de­feat on les Bleus in Polok­wane last night.

Manch­ester United-bound for­ward Javier Her­nan­dez handed his side the lead in the sec­ond pe­riod be­fore Cuauhte­moc Blanco, 15 years the for­mer’s se­nior, slot­ted in from the penalty spot.

Pablo Bar­rera went round Manch­ester United left-back Pa­trice Evra but was fouled by Eric abidal in the area and the ref­eree pointed to the spot.

Mex­ico took the lead when Rafael Mar­quez played a ball from mid­field and, with the France de­fence static, sus­bti­tute Her­nan­dez found him­self on a one-on-one with French keeper Hugo lloris. He kept his cool to take it around lloris and slot into an empty net.

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