Mexico upsets Brazil for men's soccer gold

Mexico's Oribe Peralta celebrates his goal in front

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Mexico's Oribe Peralta celebrates his goal in front of Brazil's Romulo during the men's soccer final at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 11, 2012) (Credit: AP)

LONDON -- Mexico's stunning 2-1 triumph over Brazil to earn the Olympic men's soccer gold medal Saturday may be considered by some as an upset, but the result could signal the birth of a world power.

Striker Oribe Peralta supplied the offensive might with two goals -- including a strike only 29 seconds into the encounter -- and goalkeeper Jose Corona and a well-disciplined back four provided...

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