Posted January 31, 2013 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Marco Fabian
Andrea Cornelius scored on a penalty kick in the 84th minute to give Denmark a 1-1 draw against Mexico on Wednesday night in an international soccer friendly at University of Phoenix Stadium. Marco Fabian gave Mexico a 1-0 lead on a penalty in the 68th minute after midfielder Javier Aquino was pulled down just inside the 18-yard box. The lead lasted about 16 minutes, when Cornelius was fouled in the penalty area by Mexico's Jorge Torres Nilo. It was the 2013 opener for Mexico, the highest-ranked team from North America in FIFA's world soccer rankings at No. 15. Mexico begins World Cup qualifying Feb. 6 in Mexico City against Jamaica. The final result drew a few jeers from the Mexican partisan crowd of 43,345, which was believed to be the second-largest to see a soccer match in the state of Arizona. Denmark entered the match as FIFA's 23rd-ranked team.

Mexico, Denmark draw in friendly

Mexico coach Jose Manuel de la Torre trusted this group stripped of its European-based stars to produce against Denmark. They responded in every category except the final result. Andreas Cornelius converted a penalty he won after 85 minutes to lift Denmark to a 1-1 draw on Wednesday night. The late equalizer canceled out Marco Fabian's penalty after 67 minutes and left the sides...
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