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J. Delem
D. Hérelle
2 - 3
F. Navarro
R. Jiménez
1 - 3
R. Jiménez
R. Pizarro
1 - 2
K. Parsemain
1 - 1
U. Antuna
A. Guardado
0 - 1
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Mexico MEX Mexico 3 3 0 0 13 3 +10 9 W W W
2 Canada CAN Canada 3 2 0 1 12 3 +9 6 W L W
3 Martinique MTQ Martinique 3 1 0 2 5 7 -2 3 L W L
4 Cuba CUB Cuba 3 0 0 3 0 17 -17 0 L L L




Mexico will take on either Haiti or Costa Rica in the quarter-finals, while Martinique are idle until a CONCACAF Nations League clash with Trinidad and Tobago in September. That's all for our live coverage, thanks for following along. Goodbye!
Martinique's comeback falls short as Mexico maintain their perfect record at the tournament to win Group A. Uriel Antuna opened the scoring for El Tri, with Raul Jimenez restoring their lead after Kevin Parsemain's outstanding free-kick, before Fernando Navarro applied the finishing touches to ensure Jordy Delem's late strike was nothing more than consolation.
90' + 2' Martinique can't get a touch of the ball here as Mexico are doing an outstanding job of playing keep away. They're passing it around cleverly just inside the attacking half, as these tired Martinique players have just run out of steam, it would appear.
90' Rather surprisingly, there will be just three minutes added on at the end of this match.
89' Mexico are doing well to keep the ball here as they look to halt Martinique's comeback in its tracks, and they're nearly gifted a fourth as Chauvet carelessly gives the ball away, resulting in a shooting chance for Pizarro, but he can't hit the target from 20 yards!
C. Jougon
Yellow Card
87' Jougon goes into the book for a late challenge as things are getting a bit out of hand now. It's all very frantic with Mexico panicking slightly, and Martinique giving all they have to try and find an equaliser.
Yellow Card
86' Martino sees a yellow card! That's right, the Mexico coach is booked! He's been getting in the ear of the referee a lot over the course of this second half, and was warned a couple minutes ago, but his yelling hasn't ceased and he's booked here! How about that!
D. Hérelle
84' Outstanding delivery from Herelle, as he produces a cross of quality that Martinique have lacked all night leading up to that point.
J. Delem
84' MARTINIQUE HAVE A SECOND! Delem halves the deficit with an excellent header into the top corner, getting between a pair of defenders to guide Herelle's cross into the back of the net! Is the comeback on?!
83' Mexico have scored four goals in the final five minutes in their two previous games against Martinique.
81' MORE OUTSTANDING GOALKEEPING! Chauvet is putting on a clinic here! He gets across to his far post, reacting quickly to save a Pizarro header, before smartly knocking the ball behind to prevent a rebound! And then he bravely gets off his line to collect the ensuing corner, before being fouled.
C. Jougon
Yann Thimon
79' A final change for Martinique sees Jougon come on in place of Thimon.
78' INCREDIBLE GOALKEEPING! A delightful double save from Chauvet, who gets down expertly to save an Antuna strike, before quickly picking himself up and turning the winger's follow-up over the bar as well! Outstanding!
A. Vega
R. Jiménez
77' Jimenez is withdrawn for the final 13 minutes as he gets a small rest before the knockout stage, with Vega taking his place.
76' Martinique have never avoided defeat in successive Gold Cup matches (they won their last match against Cuba).
74' What a moment that is for Navarro, who has his first international goal in just his second appearance for the national team. At 30-years-old, it's a moment he will surely never forget. And his goal has seemed to zap the energy of Martinique, as well.
R. Jiménez
72' Outstanding vision and technique from Jimenez with that assist, as his one-touch pass was perfectly weighted and placed for Navarro.
F. Navarro
72' MEXICO PUT THE MATCH TO BED! Navarro makes it 3-1 and that's surely game over! He makes a delightful run, played though by a wonderfully deft touch by Jimenez, and finishes smartly at the far post to double his side's lead!
70' This referee has been rather lenient tonight with the cards. There's been a number of challenges over the last 10 minutes that could have warranted a yellow, with Camille the latest culprit, but the referee remains consistent in his reluctance to produce cards. If he's not careful, things could get out of hand. He's set a dangerous precedent.
J. Marajo
K. Fortuné
68' Marajo comes on with Martinique's second change, replacing Fortune in attack. It's a positive change by the trailing side.
J. dos Santos
A. Guardado
67' Guardado is on a yellow and he will not be risked any further, as he's replaced by Dos Santos with Mexico's second change.
67' CLOSE! A chance for Martinique from a free-kick at the other end, but Parsemain can't replicate the magic of the first one as he goes for the near post this time from almost the same location, just smacking his effort into the side netting!
65' OFF THE BAR! Guardado so nearly puts this match to bed with a delicious free-kick! A thunderbolt off his left foot has Chauvet beat, but the keeper is relieved to see it smack off the crossbar and stay out!
R. Pizarro
61' Pizarro does what Alvarado couldn't do, by getting into space on the channel and picking out the perfect cross. He provides the assist to put Mexico back in front.
R. Jiménez
61' THERE HE IS! JIMENEZ RESTORES MEXICO'S LEAD! Absolutely no missing this one, as Pizarro is picked out down the left and plays a delicious ball across the face of goal for Jimenez who simply couldn't miss!
60' Jimenez has been marked well tonight inside the area, having to drop a bit deeper to get the ball, with all of his looks coming from outside the area. They need to find a way to create space for him in the centre.
58' It's game on now! Martinique were presented with an opportunity to get back into this game, and they made no reservations about taking it! Set up for a grandstand final 30 minutes now in Charlotte, in front of a deafening atmosphere!
K. Parsemain
56' THAT IS A STUNNING HIT! A free-kick out of the top drawer from Parsemain, who smacks a fierce free-kick at goal, with just the right amount of bend as it finds its way into the top corner! Absolutely no chance there for Orozco!
55' Needless foul from Montes, who clumsily takes out an attacker on the edge of the penalty area. The ensuing free-kick will be the best look Martinique have had all match...
54' Mexico are unbeaten in their last 10 group stage matches at the Gold Cup (W7, D3), dating back to a 2-1 defeat to Panama in 2013.
52' Blocked behind! Great defending from Babin, who stays stride for stride with Antuna and slides in to block his strike behind! The winger was slipped into the area and looked to have a clear sight of goal, but that was some excellent closing speed from the centre-back.
50' Penalty appeals denied! Martinique don't fully clear the ball following a Mexico corner, and it's played back into the feet of Montes, who feels contact at his back and goes to ground. It was all rather innocent though, and the referee wants nothing to do with it.
48' Possession dominated by Mexico in the early stages of the half, as they pick up where they left off. Martinique are pressing with a bit more intent, but Abaul is lucky not to be booked for a hard, late foul on Alvarez at the halfway line.
R. Pizarro
R. Alvarado
46' Mexico make their first change of the match at the interval, with Pizarro replacing Alvarado on the flank.
With Martinique's hopes of going through essentially nonexistent, it would be refreshing to see them have an honest go of it in the second half. They've proven they're more than capable in attack, most notably in a 3-2 defeat to USA in the 2017 Gold Cup, and with Mexico unable to put this match to bed the opportunity is certainly there for the taking.
A brilliant solo goal from Uriel Antuna has Mexico leading at the break, as they're well on their way to securing top spot in Group A. They've been the dominant force through 45 minutes, with only Loic Chauvet and the offside flag preventing them from being further ahead.
45' + 1' Martinique get the second half underway!
45' There will be just one minute added on at the end of this first half.
44' TERRIFIC SAVE! Jimenez comes so close to doubling Mexico's lead with a blistering effort from 20 yards, but Chauvet reads it expertly to parry behind for a corner!
42' Into the final minutes of the half and Mexico are still in search of a second to give them some breathing room ahead of the final 45 minutes. Martinique have done an excellent job of keeping things in front of them, though, forcing them to test their luck with a number of shots from outside the area.
40' Shots at both ends, but neither keeper is put to work as Thimon misses the mark at one end before Guardado fires high and wide at the other. It's really coming to life again, this match, with half-time around the corner.
38' NOT FAR AWAY! Antuna is presented with the ball in space atop the penalty area, doing well to tee himself up with his first touch, but drives a strike narrowly wide of the far post! He's certainly in the mood tonight.
A. Guardado
Yellow Card
36' Guardado has been a bit off the pace tonight, and he becomes the first Mexico player booked ont he night for a poorly timed challenge.
34' Antuna has been directly involved in over 50 per cent of Mexico goals at the tournament, with four goals and two assists. He's been the focal point of so many of their attacks tonight, really taking his opportunity and running with it.
Yann Thimon
Yellow Card
31' Thimon catches Guardado with an elbow and sees his name put into the book. It's a yellow for the midfielder.
A. Guardado
29' Guardado provides the assist, but that was all in the individual brilliance of Antuna.
U. Antuna
29' MEXICO HAVE THEIR BREAKTHROUGH! Antuna, who has been a wonderful bright spot for them in this tournament, makes it 1-0 with a wonderful individual effort! He takes a pass from Guardado and surges down the righr flank before cutting inside on his left and driving a delightful strike through the legs of a defender and in at the near post from just over 20 yards!
26' Martinique have lost four of their five final group stage matches at the Gold Cup (W1), including a 1-3 defeat to Mexico in 2013, whilst Mexico have never lost their final group game in the competition (P14 W10 D4 L0).
24' That final ball has been eluding Mexico thus far. They're moving through midfield fluidly, but with so many blue shirts back in defence it's proving difficult to carve out that clean look at goal.
22' Martinique have done well to keep their shape, but they're coming under a lot of pressure. There's no real respite for them either as they're too quick to squander possession every time they win it back.
20' It's one-way traffic in Charlotte as Mexico get forward relentlessly. The atmosphere is excellent as well, with a massive contingent of Mexico supporters making the trip to cheer on their national side. It sounds like a mini Azteca.
18' HOW HAS HE MISSED THAT?! Guardado looks to the sky in disbelief as he squanders a glorious chance to put Mexico ahead! He latches onto a cross in from the right, unmarked at the far post, but volleys hight and wide of the target!
16' Martinique and Mexico are facing each other for the third time in the Gold Cup, with Mexico winning each of the previous two encounters by an aggregate scoreline of 12-1.
A. Linord
J. Marveaux
14' Martinique waste no time in replacing the injured Marveaux, as Linord takes his place in midfield.
13' A blow for Martinique as Marveaux has picked up an injury and looks like he needs to come off. The stretcher comes out as he's tended to by the training staff, and that looks to be his night done.
11' Dreadful effort! Guardado gets it all wrong from the ensuing free-kick as he skies his strike. Wasted opportunity for El Tri.
J. Delem
Yellow Card
10' Big chance forthcoming for Mexico as Delem takes out his man on the edge of the Martinique penalty area. That was a rash challenge, now can Mexico make him pay?
9' Great goalkeeping! Orozco is getting his first minutes of this Gold Cup, and he shows great vision early on sprinting off his line to collect a throughball that nearly had Abaul in on goal! The offside flag ended up being raised, but well after the fact.
7' OFFSIDE! Mexico have the ball in the back of the net as Jimenez turns in a ball across the face of goal from Antuna, but the winger just strayed behind the defence before being played in down the right!
5' The fast tempo has continued here and Mexico are really looking hungry for goals. They're knocking the ball about with great enthusiasm, transitioning like lightning through midfield.
3' Early pressure from Mexico, as Jimenez and Antuna make themselves a nuisance in the final third, but Martinique survive the threat before responding nicely on the counter and winning a corner. Lively start at Bank of America Stadium.
1' AND THEY'RE OFF! Mexico in their white tops and green shorts as they get the match underway, with Martinique in blue.
SUBS: Rodrigue Cesar, Gregory Pastel, Audrick Linord, Arnaud Huyghues des Etages, Mickael Biron, Karl Vitulin, Stephane Michalet, Yordan Thimon, Christof Jougon, Johnny Marajo, Gregory Enelda, Sebastian Cretinoir.
MARTINIQUE (5-4-1): Loic Chauvet; Daniel Herelle, Romario Barthelery, Jordy Delem, Jean-Sylvain Babin, Samuel Camille; Yann Thimon, Joris Marveaux, Stephane Abaul, Kevin Fortune; Kevin Parsemain.
SUBS: Jonathan dos Santos, Hugo Gonzalez, Alexis Vega, Diego Reyes, Rodolfo Pizarro, Luis Rodriguez, Erick Gutierrez, Hector Moreno, Orbelin Pineda, Luis Montes, Guillermo Ochoa, Nestor Araujo.
MEXICO (4-3-3): Jonathan Orozco; Fernando Navarro, Cesar Montes, Carlos Salcedo, Jesus Gallardo; Carlos Rodriguez, Edson Alvarez, Andres Guardado; Uriel Antuna, Roberto Alvarado, Raul Jimenez.
Mario Bocaly makes just one change to his side from the win over Cuba, though the 3-4-3 formation used in that match will look a lot more like a 5-4-1 tonight. Yann Thimon starts on the right side of midfield, replacing Mickael Biron.
Gerardo Martino makes a wealth of changes from the win over Canada, as he rotates his squad ahead of the knockout stage. The front three remains intact, however, with Raul Jimenez flanked by Uriel Antuna and Roberto Alvarado. Andres Guardado returns after scoring twice of the bench, while Jonathan Orozco, Fernando Navarro and Cesar Montes start for the first time in the group stage. Carlos Salcedo and Carlos Rodriguez are restored, having started against Cuba in their opener.
Martinique, a member of CONCACAF but not of FIFA, have established themselves as a quality side in the region and will be no pushovers tonight, but it will take a flawless performance to spring a shock on the tournament’s favourites and book their place in the quarter-finals.
El Tri have garnered criticism for fading at major tournaments after strong starts, largely due to their seven successive last-16 exits at the World Cup, but they’ve also failed to reach the final in two of the last three Gold Cups – a tournament they’re consistently expected to dominate.
There were plenty of questions surrounding how a depleted Mexico side would fare in this tournament without many of their regulars, but they have made a strong start to this campaign, following up a 7-0 demolition of Cuba with a comfortable 3-1 win over an improved Canada.
Mexico are not assured of a spot in the knockout stage yet, but it would take something of a miracle for them to falter after Canada's win over Cuba, as only a heavy defeat to Martinique would send El Tri packing earlier than expected.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of this Gold Cup match as Martinique clash with Mexico at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte!