Mexico defeated Central American rivals Honduras in extra time to win the CONCACAF olympic qualifying tournament.
They return to the olympics after missing the previous two competitions.
Despite the 2-1 loss, Honduras receives a spot at the 2012 London Olympics.
Marco Fabian and Miguel Angel Ponce scored Mexico’s goals during the final.
Mexico remained undefeated throughout the tournament.
Honduras took the lead in the 47th minute with a goal from Alexander Lopez. Lopez received a cross and headed it past Mexican goalkeeper Jose Antonio Rodriquez for the 1-0 advantage.
Marco Fabian followed up with a potent right-footer past Jose Alberto Mendoza in the 74th minute to level the score.
The teams headed in to extra time and it was Miguel Ponce in the 115th minute with the 2-1 to cement Mexico’s win. A pass from Israel Jimenez was controlled by Ponce’s left foot before he scored the winning goal.
Honduras’ Wilmer Crisanto and Luis Fernando Garrido were sent off during the game and will miss their team’s opener in London.
Mexico’s David Cabrera will also miss the olympics despite helping the team qualify. Cabrera suffered an injury in the semifinal game against Canada and will be out for four to six months with a cruciate ligament injury.
Mexico: Rodriguez, Jimenez, Mier, Chavez, Herrera, Cortes, Fabian, Reyes, Enriquez, Ponce, Pulido
Subs: Aquino, Torres, Hugo Isaac Rodriguez
Honduras: Mendoza, Crisanto, Velasquez, Fuentes, Lopez, Rojas, Rodas, Peralta, Leveron, Quioto, Garrido
Subs: Najar, Peralta, Alvarado