july 15, 2012 • 02:10 PM

Mexico tops Great Britain in pre-Olympic match

Marco Fabian scored the only goal in Mexico's 1-0 win over England in a pre-Olympic match.

Marco Fabian scored the lone goal in Mexico's 1-0 victory over England Sunday in a pre-Olympic match played at Marbella Football Center.

In the 28th minute, Carlos Salcido stole the ball and fed Oribe Peralta, who found Fabian waiting to drive the ball home for the only score.

The match was played in three 30-minute periods, and both coaches substituted liberally.

Mexico controlled much of the match, and the Tri Colores had the better chances.

In the second period, manager Luis Fernando Tena subbed in Nestor Vidiro for Hiram Mier, and Giovani dos Santos came on for Fabian.

In the third period, Tena sent in Jose Rodríguez, Nestor Araujo, Chaton Enriquez and Javier Cortes, leaving only Salcido, Miguel Ponce and Israel Jimenez to play the full 90 minutes.

Mexico continues on its mini-European tour up until the Games begin July 26 against the Republic of Korea.