Mexico's 2-1 victory over South Korea silences critics

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Mexico have three points, while South Korea have zero after losing 1-0 to Sweden in their first match. Mexico's ball control kept the South Korean side pinned to their half of the pitch until tactical changes took effect at the intermission.

Mexico opened its World Cup by upsetting defending champion Germany 1-0. In the 24th minute, defender Jang Hyun-soo was called for a handball violation when he blocked an Andres Guardado cross with his right arm while sliding in the box. The Mexicans have been eliminated in the Round of 16 in the last six appearances at the World Cup, and the wages on them to make it to the last eight in Russian Federation are +200.

"I believe that we have played very well", he said at his press conference. "We have humility but we beat Germany and South Korea and now we have to play against Sweden and stay cool and calm".

He added: "I just hope we don't rest on our laurels, and we don't take the pedal off the gas and tomorrow will be another great game for us".

Mexico doubled the lead in the 66th minute of the game when Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez scored his 50th goal for the national team.

Son's sublime 20-yard strike into the top-left corner punctured Mexico's defense in the third minute of stoppage time, but it would prove little more than a consolation as South Korea slumped to a second successive defeat.

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No matter the final result, though, one thing is clear.

South Korea are last in Group F with two losses, but if they beat Germany and Sweden lose to Mexico, the Taeguk Warriors may advance to the round of 16 with Mexico.

The celebrations among the Mexican players after the game felt nearly subdued, nothing like the joyful catharsis after the team's victory over Germany.

A win gave Mexico six points in Group F - and it's looking likely that Mexico can emerge as the victor of the group and avoid a Round of 16 showdown with Brazil.

The temperature is expected to be around 31 C (88 F) at kickoff on Saturday and South Korea coach Shin Tae-yong thinks the high temperatures will be a factor against his side. The chant earned the country's soccer federation a fine after the previous match.

The party will also include the telecast of the Germany-Sweden game, set to begin at 11 a.m.

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