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Erick Torres and Mexico beat Honduras to top Olympic qualifying group

ESPN FC's Katia Castorena reviews Mexico's narrow 2-1 win over Honduras that sends them to the semifinals of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament against Canada, while the United States now face Honduras.

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- Erick Torres scored in the 65th minute to help Mexico beat 10-man Honduras 2-1 on Wednesday night and wrap up Group B in the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament.

Defending Olympic champion Mexico will face Group A runner-up Canada in a semifinal match Saturday in Sandy, Utah, while Honduras will meet the Group A champion United States. The semifinal winners will qualify for the Rio Olympics.

"Without a doubt, we've been improving since the very first game," Torres said...

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Mexico beats Haiti to advance in CONCACAF Olympic qualifying

Mexico defender Erick Aguirre moves the ball against Haiti defender Alex Christian and goalkeeper Luis Odelus on Sunday.

CARSON, Calif. -- Raul Lopez Gomez scored on a penalty in the 74th minute and defending Olympic champion Mexico beat Haiti 1-0 on Sunday night to wrap up a spot in the semifinals in CONCACAF qualifying for the 2016 Rio Games.

The penalty was given when Severe Verilus tripped up Erick Gutierrez as the Mexico player tried to reach a through ball near the edge box.

Haiti goalkeeper Luis Valendi Odelus kept his side in the game with outstanding saves, but there was to be no equaliser.

Mexico beats Costa Rica with Marco Bueno brace, Honduras tops Haiti 1-0

Erick Torres added an 88th-minute goal to help Mexico ice a 4-0 win against Costa Rica.

CARSON, Calif. -- Marco Bueno scored twice as defending Olympic champion Mexico beat Costa Rica 4-0 on Friday night in their Group B opener in CONCACAF qualifying for the 2016 Rio Games.

Bueno opened the scoring in the 19th minute, Costa Rica's William Fernandez Gonzalez had an own goal in first-half stoppage time, Bueno connected again in the 77th, and Erick Torres added a goal in the 88th.

Seeking its 11th berth in the Olympics, Mexico will play Haiti on Sunday in Carson and finish group play...

Swiss to extradite Costa Rica's Eduardo Li to U.S. in FIFA case

Sepp Blatter says he will not stand down as FIFA president, despite having criminal proceedings opened against him by the Swiss Attorney General.
ESPN FC's Alexis Nunes gives the latest on Sepp Blatter's announcement that he will not resign, despite an ongoing criminal investigation into his activities as FIFA president.
Residents in Sepp Blatter's hometown of Visp believe the criminal investigation opened up against the FIFA president will have a bad impact on their area.
ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti gives his insight on Sepp Blatter's issue after Swiss authorities opened proceedings against him for criminal mismanagement.

BERN, Switzerland -- Switzerland's justice ministry has granted an American request to extradite former Costa Rican football federation president Eduardo Li in the FIFA bribery case.

Li was ousted from the FIFA executive committee after being arrested on May 27 in a dawn raid at a luxury hotel in Zurich, two days before the FIFA presidential election.

The Swiss ministry says Li "is accused of taking bribes in connection with the sale of marketing rights for World Cup 2018 qualifiers to a U.S. sports...