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Chicharito powers Mexico past Jamaica 2-0, and into quarterfinal

Chicharito powers Mexico past Jamaica 2-0, and into quarterfinal

Javier Hernandez scored on a first-half header, and Mexico survived a tense second half to advance to the Copa America quarterfinals Thursday night with a 2-0 victory over Jamaica in Pasadena, Calif.

Substitute Oribe Peralta scored in the 81st minute and goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa made several big stops in El Tri's 11th consecutive win in international play, including its first two Copa America games.

Mexico advanced from its group along with surprising Venezuela, which beat Uruguay earlier. Mexico and Venezuela will meet Monday in Houston to determine the higher seed in knockout play.

Chicharito put Mexico ahead in the 18th minute with an exceptional header,...

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