With two wins and a defeat, the Mexico’s U-18 team finished tied in second place with England in what turned out to be the most successful performance from Mexico’s youth teams in the FIFA break. Wins over Russia and Belgium and a 3-2 defeat to England meant the team with the least amount of experience in First Division was able to leave with the most acclaim when the U-22 and U-20 teams faltered.
On Wednesday, Mexico opened their competition with a game against Russia that Mexico won with a score of 3-2. Mexico’s goals were scored by Diego Medina, Gerson Vasquez and Real Salt Lake’s Julian Vasquez.
On Friday, Mexico faced their second match and won again when they defeated Belgium by a score of 2-1. Mexico’s goals were scored by Ricardo Monreal and Santiago Roman.
Mexico’s tournament finished on Sunday when they fell 3-2 against England. Ricardo Monreal and Diego Medina scored for Mexico. Both Mexico and England finished in second place with 6 points each. Czech Republic (who Mexico never faced) finished on top with 9 points.