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Mexico vs. Korea Republic: Olympics Soccer Live Score, Highlights & Stats

Jack Alexandros RathbornContributor IIIJuly 25, 2012

Mexico begin their pursuit of a maiden Olympic medal on Thursday, 26 July against the Republic of Korea. La Verde are determined to improve upon their previous best finish of fourth, at the Mexico City games of 1968.

Mexico under-23 have had a sensational 2012, preparing perfectly for London 2012 by winning the prestigious Toulon tournament. El Tri showcased the top scorer, Marco Fabian, as well as the player of the tournament, Hector Herrera.

Both of these players will be key pieces to Luis Fernando Tena's campaign for gold, alongside the mercurial Giovani Dos Santos in what promises to be an exciting team to watch over the coming weeks.

You can follow live coverage of Mexico's opening Group B match right here from 9:30 a.m. ET on Thursday.

In the build-up to the match, contribute your predictions and thoughts on the match and we'll endeavour to bring up some of the best during the match.

Lastly, be sure to check out the following articles for great insight in to the Mexico under-23 side:

Darin Pike on the latest from the camp

Karla Villegas Gama on six players to watch out for

Michael Cummings on the five players that need to be at their best

Full Time:

Mexico 0 - 0 Korea Republic

Teams:

Mexico: Corona; Vidrio, Mier, Reyes, Chávez; Salcido, Herrera; Ponce, Aquino, Fabián; Peralta.

Korea Republic: Jung; Yun, Y.Kim, Ki, B.Kim, C.Park, Nam,  Hwang, Koo, C.Kim, J.Park.

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