Jimenez scored his wonder goal five minutes before the end and just two minutes after entering the game to give the home side a 2-1 victory at a packed Azteca Stadium.
Mexico were in danger of missing their first World Cup finals in a quarter century after having won only one game and scoring a paltry four goals in eight qualifiers before Friday’s triumph.
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