Mexico Defeat South Korea 2-1 at World Cup

Hirving Lozano. Photo by Kieran McManus/BPI/REX/Shutterstock (9718623eh)

Mexico recorded a 2-1 over South Korea in the World Cup on Saturday to book their place in the World Cup.

Many had doubts about the current Mexican team before the start of the World Cup as they had been put into a group alongside Germany and Sweden.

El Tri were handed a fortunate penalty during the 25th minute after South Korea’s Jang Hyun-Soo was judged to have handled the ball in the area and Carlos Vela made no mistake in converting from the spot.

The impressive Hirving Lozano launched an impressive attack during the second half as he carried the ball through the field before passing to former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez who doubled the lead during the 66th minute.

Tottenham star Heung Son-Min scored a goal during stoppage time to pull one back for his side but the Mexicans managed to hold out for a 2-1 victory.

Mexico has now won both of their World Cup games thus far and have all but assured themselves of a place in the last 16.