Efrain Juarez helped Mexico into the last eight of the Gold Cup with a convincing 4-1 win over Costa Rica.
The Mexican’s will find out later today who they will face in the knock out stage but despite suspending five players for failing an internal drug test they were able to qualify out of Group A with a 14-1 goal difference.
As group winners Mexico will play the third placed side from Groups B or C for a semi final spot with the USA and Canada amongst their possible opponents.
Juarez has played in midfield in all three Mexican games and will enjoy almost a full week of rest before Saturday’s quarter-final in New Jersey.
Over in Sweden Henrik Larsson’s Landskrona BoIS earned a 1-1 draw away to bottom side Qviding. Anders Augustsson put the home side in front in the first half but Ajsel Kujovi equalised for Larsson’s BoIS two minutes after coming on as a substitute.
After the match Larsson admitted: “Of course we want three points but in the position that we find ourselves in it was important that we took something from the game.”
On Monday LboIS are at home to third placed Atvidaberg who are nine points ahead of Larsson’s side.
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