Japan vs. Mexico: Confederations Cup 2013 Live Score, Highlights, Recap

Callum FoxContributor IIIJune 22, 2013

Japan 1-2 Mexico

Javier Hernandez bagged a brace to give Mexico the win against Japan after an eventful first half at the Mineirao.

Hernandez beat Eiji Kawashima to a header to give Mexico the lead early in the second half and followed it up with another header from a corner for the second.

The Manchester United forward could have had a hat-trick but his penalty in injury time was saved and the rebound was clattered against the bar and out of play.

Mexico now finish in third place in Group A with three points while Japan languish in bottom place after three straight losses.

Japan XI: Kawashima; Kurihara, Konno, Nagatomo, Sakai; Endo, Hosogai, Okazaki, Kagawa, Honda; Maeda.

Mexico XI: Ochoa; Torres Nilo, Moreno, Mier, Reyes; Guardado, Torrado, Zavala, Jiminez, Dos Santos; Hernandez.