Mexicans blank Brazil in tune-up friendly

Jun 05, 2012, 01:46 IST | AFP

Mexico scored twice through their EPL stars to register a shock 2-0 victory over five-time World Cup champions Brazil in an international football friendly.

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez and Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Gio Dos Santos scored to give Mexico a 2-0 victory over Brazil in an international football friendly on Sunday.

Dos Santos opened the scoring in the 21st minute and Hernandez converted from the penalty spot in the 32nd minute to give the Mexicans victory before 84,519 spectators at the home stadium of American football's Dallas Cowboys.

Brazil defenders (yellow) scramble to foil a Mexican attack. PIC/AFP 

Five-time World Cup champions Brazil are testing younger talent ahead of next month's start of the London Olympics while Mexico will begin qualifying matches on Friday for the 2014 World Cup that the Brazilians will host.

Brazil, with playmakers Neymar and Hulk in a starting role, were coming off a 4-1 rout of the United States last Wednesday.

The Mexicans were coming off a 2-1 victory over Boznia-Herzegovina on a Hernandez goal in the third minute of stoppage time. Mexico will open their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign against Guyana in Mexico City on Friday. 

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