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Angelina Sandoval, from Long Island, wears Mexican flag (Credit: AP)

Angelina Sandoval, from Long Island, wears Mexican flag colors on her face before an international soccer friendly match between Mexico and Ivory Coast. (Aug. 14, 2013)

Mexico vs. Ivory Coast at MetLife Stadium

Mexico defeated the Ivory Coast, 4-1, in a friendly soccer match Wednesday at MetLife Stadium.

Mexico's Severo Meza, top, and Ivory Coast's Mathis
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Mexico's Severo Meza, top, and Ivory Coast's Mathis Bolly go up for the ball during a friendly match at MetLife Stadium. (Aug. 14, 2013)

Fernando Arce of Mexico celebrates the first Mexican
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Fernando Arce of Mexico celebrates the first Mexican goal against Ivory Coast during a friendly match at MetLife Stadium. (Aug. 14, 2013)

Mexico's Oribe Peralta reacts after scoring a goal
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Mexico's Oribe Peralta reacts after scoring a goal against Ivory Coast during a friendly match at MetLife Stadium. (Aug. 14, 2013)

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Giovani Dos Santos of Mexico, left, is tripped
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Giovani Dos Santos of Mexico, left, is tripped up by Didier Zokora of Ivory Coast, center, during a friendly match at MetLife Stadium. (Aug. 14, 2013)

Mexico's Oribe Peralta, left, is congratulated by teammate
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Mexico's Oribe Peralta, left, is congratulated by teammate Hector Moreno after Peralta scored a goal against Ivory Coast as Souleman Bamba, bottom left, and Boubacar Barry react during a friendly match at MetLife Stadium. (Aug. 14, 2013)

Ivory Coast's Souleman Bamba, bottom right, lies on
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Ivory Coast's Souleman Bamba, bottom right, lies on the ground as Mexico players congratulate Oribe Peralta after he scored a goal during a friendly match at MetLife Stadium. (Aug. 14, 2013)

Oribe Peralta of Mexico, right, plays the ball
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Oribe Peralta of Mexico, right, plays the ball against Jean-Jaques Gosso of Ivory Coast during a friendly match at MetLife Stadium. (Aug. 14, 2013)

Oribe Peralta of Mexico, right, plays the ball
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Oribe Peralta of Mexico, right, plays the ball against Didier Zokora of Ivory Coast during a friendly match at MetLife Stadium. (Aug. 14, 2013)

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Diego Reyes of Mexico, right, plays the ball
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Diego Reyes of Mexico, right, plays the ball against Wilfried Bony of Ivory Coast during a friendly match at MetLife Stadium. (Aug. 14, 2013)

Oribe Peralta of Mexico, second from left, celebrates
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Oribe Peralta of Mexico, second from left, celebrates his first half goal against Ivory Coast during a friendly match at MetLife Stadium. (Aug. 14, 2013)

Ivory Coast's Serge Aurier, left, defends Mexico's Carlos
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Ivory Coast's Serge Aurier, left, defends Mexico's Carlos Salcido during the first half of an international friendly soccer match. (Aug. 14, 2013)

Abel Espinoza, of Atlantic City, N.J., juggles a
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Abel Espinoza, of Atlantic City, N.J., juggles a soccer ball during a competition for prizes before an international soccer friendly match between Mexico and Ivory Coast. (Aug. 14, 2013)

Abel Espinoza, of Atlantic City, N.J., juggles a
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Abel Espinoza, of Atlantic City, N.J., juggles a soccer ball during a competition for prizes before an international soccer friendly match between Mexico and Ivory Coast. (Aug. 14, 2013)

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Martin Valencia, of Elizabeth, N.J., wears a traditional
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Martin Valencia, of Elizabeth, N.J., wears a traditional Mexican hat while walking by a replica of "Angel de la Independencia", an independence statue in Mexico City, before an international soccer friendly match between Mexico and Ivory Coast at MetLife Stadium. (Aug. 14, 2013)

Angelina Sandoval, center, from Long Island raises her
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Angelina Sandoval, center, from Long Island raises her arms as she dances before an international soccer friendly match between Mexico and Ivory Coast at MetLife Stadium. (Aug. 14, 2013)

Angelina Sandoval, from Long Island, wears Mexican flag
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Angelina Sandoval, from Long Island, wears Mexican flag colors on her face before an international soccer friendly match between Mexico and Ivory Coast. (Aug. 14, 2013)

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