Mexico's quest to capture the Under-17 and Under-20 World Cups in the same summer came up two wins short.
Brazil beat Mexico, 2-0, in a U-20 World Cup semifinal on Wednesday, getting two late goals from Golden Boot front-runner Henrique in a four-minute span to eliminate the final CONCACAF representative in the tournament.
In the other semifinal, Portugal defeated France, 2-0, to reach the championship game, getting an early goal off a corner kick from Danilo and a penalty kick from Nelson Oliveira at the end of the first half. In six matches during the tournament, Portugal has not conceded a single goal.
Brazil and Portugal will do battle for the U-20 championship on Saturday in Bogota, Colombia, following the Mexico-France third-place game.
Highlights from both games are after the jump:
BRAZIL 2, MEXICO 0
PORTUGAL 2, FRANCE 0
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