Brazil beat Mexico 1-0 in a friendly game ahead of U20 Sul-Americano
The team led by Olympic Gold medal winning coach Rogério Micale defeated Mexico in the first of two preparatory friendly matches for the South American Youth Championship, which will be played in January.
The Brazilian U20 side defeated Mexico 1-0 in the first of two friendlies against the team. The match was at the training center of the Mexican national team in Mexico City. The only goal of the game was scored by Coritiba striker Evandro. Next Sunday, the two teams meet again, also in Mexico. Evandro's goal was scored in the 11th minute of the first-half. After a quick counterattack, the number 9 took advantage of a rebound and scored the goal. Brazil dominated the match and created the best chances of the match with Matheus Sávio and Malcom coming close to finding the net. Rogério Micale took advantage of the match to test all the players in the squad. Only goalkeeper Lucas was not replaced. The two friendlies against Mexico are preparatory games ahead of the South American Youth Championship, which will be played in January 2017, in Ecuador. The final stage of the team's preparation before the tournament begins on December 6 at the Granja Comary. The competition provides four places for the U20 World Cup in South Korea, next May.
Brazil XI vs Mexico: Lucas Perri, Dodô [Gustavo], Lyanco [Luiz Felipe], Gabriel [Igor], Guilherme Arana [Rogério]; Douglas [Maycon], Thiago Maia [Caio Henrique], Gerson [Matheus Sávio]; David Neres [Artur], Evandro [Pedro], Malcom [Giovanny].