• Brazil and Mexico set to contest U-17 Global Cup crown for first time in 14 years
  • Mexicans taking center from their victory in 2005
  • Denilson, Brazil’s captain in that 2005 fit, seems again on it with FIFA.com

The contention between Brazil and Mexico has intensified within the closing 20 years, with the 2 nations contesting finals at 3 main tournaments in that point, together with the FIFA U-17 Global Cup Peru 2005™. All 3 of the ones finals went the best way of the Mexicans, a statistic that gives a captivating backdrop to Sunday’s Brazil 2019 showpiece in Brasilia.

Mexico received the primary in their two international titles within the age workforce at Peru 2005, beating the Brazilians 3-0 within the last on the Estadio Nacional in Lima, with their targets coming from Carlos Vela, Omar Esparza and Ever Guzman.

A Seleção’s captain that day was once Denilson. Reflecting at the fit with FIFA.com, he had a revealing admission to make.

“After we certified for the overall we knew we’d be enjoying Mexico,” he stated. “Regardless that we revered them, some groups and a few gamers concept it was once a foregone conclusion, and that’s the way it was once with us. We knew we needed to play and we needed to battle, however in our minds we concept the sport was once ours. Because it grew to become out, it wasn’t.

“Giovani (dos Santos) was once the variation between the groups,” added the skipper, recalling a nasty first part for the Brazilians. “When Carlos Vela were given the primary function it was once a large psychological blow for us. And once they then scored the second one we simply misplaced it. Mexico fought onerous as a staff and deserved to win.”

The Brazil line-up for that fit – the rustic’s closing look in an U-17 Global Cup last previous to Sunday – featured a number of gamers who would pass directly to have a hit skilled careers, amongst them Marcelo of Actual Madrid, and Anderson, previously with Manchester United.

As for Denilson, he signed for London giants Arsenal, the place Mexico’s Vela was once his team-mate. The 2 Gunners continuously spoke about that 2005 last, because the Brazilian defined: “Each time we mentioned it there was once at all times a funny story and fun. It was once all in just right humour and I loved being a team-mate of his.”

This time round, Denilson shall be cheering Brazil on from house. “The one recreation I’ve noticed to this point was once the quarter-final in opposition to Italy, but if I noticed they’d be enjoying Mexico it introduced again recollections of 2005. I’ll be gazing Sunday’s last with my spouse and daughter.”

Hector Herrera of Mexico and Marcelo of Brazil in 2012  Men's Olympic Football Final - Brazil v Mexico

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🏆 The opposite two finals

FIFA Confederations Cup Mexico 1999

A crowd of over 110,000 packed into the Estadio Azteca for what was once an epic last between a Brazil aspect that includes the likes of Ronaldinho, Dida, Alex and Ze Roberto and a Mexico staff led by means of Cuauhtemoc Blanco. Miguel Zepeda struck a brace for the hosts of their 4-Three win, with the inimitable Blanco and Jose Manuel Abundis additionally getting at the scoresheet, whilst Brazil’s targets got here from. Serginho, Roni and Ze Roberto.

Males’s Olympic Soccer Match London 2012

The mythical Wembley Stadium hosted the Olympic last in 2012, a fit Brazil have been anticipated to win, now not least as a result of they’d Neymar, Marcelo and Thiago Silva of their ranks. But the celebrity of the display was once Mexico’s Oribe Peralta, who scored each El Tri targets in a 2-1 win that secured their first ever Olympic soccer gold medal. Hulk was once Brazil’s scorer.

⚽️ U-17 Global Cup

2009 and 2013

The 2 nations have met two times within the U-17 Global Cup since that 2005 last. In 2009, a Miguel Basulto function gave Mexico a 1-Zero win within the workforce section, and the Mexicans additionally edged the 2013 assembly within the quarter-finals, triumphing on consequences after Ivan Ochoa and Nathan had scored in a 1-1 draw.

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