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Estadio Azteca (ATT 105,000) 29th May 2014 - Kick off 02:30

Mexico Mexico vs Israel Israel

Mexico 3

M Layun (42, 61)
M Fabian (85)


Israel 0

International friendly: Mexico beat Israel 3-0 in World Cup warm-up

Last Updated: 29/05/14 9:17am

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Mexico: Saw off Israel 3-0

Mexico: Saw off Israel 3-0

Mexico goalkeeper Jose de Jesus Corona had an injury scare as Miguel Herrera's team beat Israel 3-0 in their final home friendly before the World Cup.

Corona collided with team-mate Francisco Rodriguez, taking a heavy blow to his face, and had to be substituted in the second half in front of a nearly-packed 105,000-capacity Azteca Stadium in Mexico City.

However, it was later confirmed Corona will be fit to travel with the team to their United States training camp.

Corona: Had to be stretchered off

National team director Hector Gonzalez Inarritu said: "All protocol was carried out to see if there was bruising but thank God there is nothing. He is fine."

In a match that featured iconic forward Cuauhtemoc Blanco, 41, for the opening 38 minutes, the veteran making a farewell appearance to the national team, Mexico won with two goals from Miguel Layun (42,61) - both helped by goalkeeping errors from Ariel Harush - and one from Marco Fabian (85).

Blanco, who scored 39 goals for Mexico, including three in three World Cups, was given a standing ovation at half-time as he took a victory lap.

It was Mexico's last game at home before embarking on a US tour for friendlies against Ecuador, Bosnia and Portugal.

Mexico, who beat New Zealand in a play-off to reach the World Cup, will face hosts Brazil, Croatia and Cameroon in Group A.

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