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Mexico beat Honduras to win CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament championship

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The Mexico Under-22 team clinched their second straight CONCACAF Olympic qualifiying championship after defeating Honduras 2-0 on Tuesday.

Both teams had already met in the group stage of the competition, with Raul "Dedos" Lopez scoring the only goal of the match. This time around, it was goals from Erick "Cubo" Torres and Pachuca's Victor Guzman that paved the way for Raul Guiterrez's side, who finished the tournament with a perfect record of five victories in five games.

From the start, it wasn't an easy game for Mexico, with Honduras playing their usual brusque and physical style of play.

However, in the 43rd minute, Mexico took advantage after "Cubo" got on the end of a failed bicycle kick attempt. The Houston Dynamo striker did enough to divert the ball into the back of the net and give Mexico the lead.

In the 68th minute, Victor Guzman scored a rocket from long range to double the score for El Tri, sealing Mexico their record seventh CONCACAF Olympic qualifiying championship.

The win also meant Mexico have won CONCACAF Championships in the U-17, U-20, U-23, and senior level this year.

Mexico will now begin their preparation for their gold medal defense as they get ready for the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.