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De la Torre pleased despite Mexico exit

23 June 2013 05:37

Mexico coach Jose Manuel de la Torre was pleased with his players after they ended their Confederations Cup campaign with a win over Japan.

A brace from Manchester United star Javier Hernandez was enough to secure a 2-1 victory for the Mexicans in Brazil, while Japan scored an 86th-minute consolation from Shinji Okazaki.

Neither side were able to progress from Group A, with Brazil and Italy moving into the semi-finals, but de la Torre was pleased with his side's win in Belo Horizonte.

"The team did very well today, we put together some good moves and managed to score," de la Torre said.

"That's what stood out for me, as well as my players' constant fighting spirit. I'm confident this team will continue developing. "It's good to leave on a high note."

Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni, meanwhile, said his players were tired after their epic 4-3 loss to Italy on Thursday.

Japan, who have already booked their place at the 2014 World Cup, finished bottom of Group A without a point.

"Our game against Italy was exhausting, which is why we weren't as good today," Zaccheroni said.

"The tournament has helped us to gain more international experience, which was something we were lacking, so overall we can look back positively on our time here."

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Japan

L D L W W

1 - 2

Competition
Confederations Cup
Date
22 June 2013
Game week
3
Kick-off
21:00
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
1 - 2

Goals

0 - 1
54' J. Hernández
 (assist by A. Guardado)
0 - 2
66' J. Hernández
 (assist by H. Mier)
S. Okazaki 86'
(assist by Y. Endō) 
1 - 2

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