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Mexico's captain takes a penalty kick that scored the game's only goal. Mexico's captain takes a penalty kick that scored the game's only goal.

Mexico women’s team makes history advancing to world cup final

The U17 team plays Spain in the final after beating Canada 1-0

Mexico’s national U17 women’s soccer team made history today, becoming the first Mexican team at any age level to get to the final of a women’s world cup.

The team beat Canada 1-0 in the semi-final match of the FIFA U17 world cup championship in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Team captain Nicole Pérez scored the lone goal in a penalty kick in the first half.

The team plays for the championship on Saturday against Spain, which beat New Zealand in the other semi-final game.

Mexico, Canada and New Zealand all made history in Uruguay by advancing to the last four for the first time in a U17 women’s world cup.

It was also the first time that an Asian team has not participated in a semi-final at the tournament.

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