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Mexico defeated Jamaica to win CONCACAF Gold Cup Football tournament

Jul 28, 2015 10:17 IST

Mexico on 26 July 2015 defeated Jamaica 3-1 in the final of CONCACAF Gold Cup football tournament to win the regional tournament for the record seventh time. The final was played at Philadelphia, US.

From the EL Tri side (nickname of Mexican football team), the goals were scored by Captain and midfielder Andred Guardado, forward Jesus Corona and forward Oribe Peralta, while Darren Mattocks scored the lone goal for Jamaica in the 78th minute.

In the semi-finals, Mexico had defeated Panama while Jamaica, the first Caribbean nation to reach the Gold Cup's final, defeated the United States to reach the final of the Gold Cup.

The third place was taken by Panama whereas the US, the host and the winner of 2013 Gold Cup, finished a dismal fourth in the tournament.

With this win, Mexico will face the US, on 9 October 2015 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, for CONCACAF'S spot in the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia.

Andred Guardado was voted top player of the tournament for scoring 4 goals in the tournament.

The CONCACAF Gold Cup is the signature tournament of the North American, Central American and Caribbean region.

CONCACAF stands for Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football which was founded in 1961. Its member includes the nations of three regions and independent nations of Guyana and Suriname and the French department of French Guiana.

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