Mexico tops Brazil 2-0 in qualifying tune-up



ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Giovani Dos Santos and Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez each scored a first-half goal as Mexico beat Brazil 2-0 in the Mexicans’ final tune-up before the beginning of World Cup qualifying.

Dos Santos opened the scoring in the 22nd minute, converting from a seemingly impossible angle near the sideline. The Tottenham forward floated the ball from the left side

of the box into the upper corner of the right side, beating goalkeeper Rafael Cabral, who was making his second start for Brazil.

Ten minutes later, Dos Santos again was in the middle of the action. Brazilian defender Juan Jesus took him down inside the box for a penalty kick. Cabral guessed correctly, but Hernandez’s strike found the net.

Mexico plays Guyana on Friday to open CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.