Mexico beats France 2-0 in World Cup match - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8

Mexico beats France 2-0 in World Cup match

Posted: Updated:
Mexico's Giovani Dos Santos and teammates celebrate as a sombrero hat is thrown in the air from the stands after Javier Hernandez scored during the World Cup group A soccer match between France and Mexico Mexico's Giovani Dos Santos and teammates celebrate as a sombrero hat is thrown in the air from the stands after Javier Hernandez scored during the World Cup group A soccer match between France and Mexico

POLOKWANE, South Africa (AP) — Substitutes Javier Hernandez and Cuauhtemoc Blanco each scored in Mexico's 2-0 win over France at the World Cup on Thursday, leaving Mexico needing only a draw to reach the next round.

Hernandez, nicknamed "Chicharito (Little Green Pea)," ran onto Rafael Marquez's pass as the France defense stopped, believing Hernandez was offside. He dribbled around goalkeeper Hugo Lloris before guiding the ball home in the 64th minute.

Hernandez's grandfather, Tomas Balcazar, scored for Mexico against France in the 1954 World Cup.

Blanco put in a penalty kick in the 79th minute after Eric Abidal fouled another substitute, Pablo Barrera.

Mexico next plays Uruguay, which also needs a draw to advance. France has only one point.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Intruder sexually assaults Talmadge woman in her home, escapes police

    Intruder sexually assaults Talmadge woman in her home, escapes police

    Friday, March 22 2019 7:44 PM EDT2019-03-22 23:44:01 GMT

    An intruder sexually assaulted a Talmadge woman in her home Friday, authorities reported.

     

    An intruder sexually assaulted a Talmadge woman in her home Friday, authorities reported.

     
  • Kimmel delays Boston court appearance in college admissions scandal

    Kimmel delays Boston court appearance in college admissions scandal

    Friday, March 22 2019 7:35 PM EDT2019-03-22 23:35:19 GMT
    Elisabeth Kimmel.Elisabeth Kimmel.
    Elisabeth Kimmel.Elisabeth Kimmel.

    La Jolla millionaire Elisabeth Kimmel has delayed her court appearance in Boston to answer to fraud charges in the nationwide college admissions scandal.

     

    La Jolla millionaire Elisabeth Kimmel has delayed her court appearance in Boston to answer to fraud charges in the nationwide college admissions scandal.

     
  • No. 1 Virginia avoids 2nd straight huge NCAA tourney upset

    No. 1 Virginia avoids 2nd straight huge NCAA tourney upset

    Friday, March 22 2019 6:02 PM EDT2019-03-22 22:02:23 GMT
    Mar 22, 2019 4:28 PM2019-03-22 20:28:00 GMT

    No. 1 seed Virginia this time avoided the biggest upset in NCAA Tournament history.

     
    No. 1 seed Virginia this time avoided the biggest upset in NCAA Tournament history. 
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 KFMB-TV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.