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CONCACAF Women's WC Qualifiers
Cancun, Mexico - Mexico upset the United States for the first time in 26 tries, earning a trip to the Women's World Cup with a 2-1 victory over its northern neighbor on Friday.
Having been outscored 106-9 in their previous meetings, and never having scored more than two goals in a game, Mexico scored twice in the first 26 minutes and played most of the second half in its own end to qualify for the World Cup for the second time in its history.
The result sends Mexico against Canada on Monday in the final of the CONCACAF Women's World Cup Qualifying and pits the United States against Costa Rica in the third-place match. The winner of the consolation game will have a second chance at a World Cup berth, facing Italy - the fifth-place finisher from Europe - for another spot.