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Mexico Vs. Congo, 2011 FIFA Under-17 World Cup: El Tri Advances To Knockout Stages

El Tri's juniors are looking pretty good right now, as they've rattled off their second consecutive win in the 2011 FIFA Under-17 World Cup. They defeated the Republic of the Congo (once again, not to be confused with DRC-Congo), and as a result they're on six points and through to the knockout stages of the competition.

North Korea, who were Mexico's first opponents, and the Netherlands, Mexico's next opponents, drew on Tuesday, guaranteeing El Tri a spot in the competition's knockout stages. After playing their first two games in Morelia, Mexico takes on the Netherlands in their final group stage game at the Estadio Universitario in Monterrey on Friday.

Striker Carlos Fierro of Chivas de Guadalajara and attacking midfielder Giovani Casillas of the same team were Mexico's two goal scorers in their 3-1 win over North Korea (the other goal was an own goal). Against the Congo, winger Jorge Espericueta of Tigres and defender Julio Gomez of Pachuca were the two goal scorers in a 2-0 win.

Right now, the worst case scenario for Mexico would probably be to draw the third placed team from Group B, the group of death, in the knockout stages. That group has France, Argentina, and Japan fighting for spots in the knockout stages, and it's likely that all three will proceed.