Copa América: Mexico risk another early tournament exit after loss to Venezuela

Venezuela thought to quarter-finals after 1-0 winEl Tri must beat Ecuador in final group game

Arriving at Copa América seeking redemption after disappointing performances in the World Cup and the Concacaf Nations League, Mexico are on the verge of an early exit.

Salomón Rondón’s 57th minute penalty means Venezuela advance to the Copa América quarter-finals after their 1-0 victory over El Tri, who missed a penalty of their own, on Wednesday night. Venezuela, who opened the tournament with a 2-1 win over Ecuador, are assured finishing among the top two in Group B.

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