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Soccer: Mexico denies Iran Universiade quarters berth

Izmir, Aug 15, IRNA-Mexico shattered Iran's hopes for advancement to the last eight of the football tournament of the 23rd Universiade in Izmir, Turkey on Sunday.

Iran, which was a draw away from quarterfinals, presented the place to Mexico as the South American side won the deciding match 3-1.

Both sides collected four points, but Mexico joined the already qualified Czech on goal difference.

Mexico netted twice before the interval and added another in the second half to beat the nine-man Iran.

The Iranian squad defeated England 2-1 in their opening match, but it was held by the Czech to a 2-2 tie.

Sixteen teams have participated in the event.

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