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Brazil denied gold in men’s Olympic football

Channels Television  
Updated August 11, 2012

Mexico has won the Olympic men’s football title for the first time as they stunned favourites Brazil 2-1 at the Wembley stadium.

Oribe Peralta put Mexico ahead after 28 seconds and added their second in the 75th minute with a header before Brazilian forward Hulk replied for Brazil in stoppage time.

The result leaves five-time world cup winners Brazil still searching for the one major title to elude them after trying for 60 years.

It was their third defeat in an Olympic final after previous losses in 1984 and 1988.