Brasilia: Eugenio Pizzuto and Santiago Munoz struck first-half goals as Mexico defeated Japan 2-0 on Wednesday to book their FIFA Under-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 quarter-final spot.
Japan entered the contest with an unbeaten record having beaten the Netherlands 3-0 and drawn 0-0 with the USA, before sealing a 1-0 win over Senegal to finish as Group D winners. Mexico, meanwhile, finished third in Group F and qualified as the best third-placed team.
Mexico will play Korea Republic in the quarter-finals on Sunday......
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