Vela penalty gives Mexico 1-0 halftime lead


ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (Reuters) – Carlos Vela converted a penalty in the 26th minute to give Mexico a 1-0 halftime lead over South Korea in their World Cup Group F game on Saturday.

Soccer Football – World Cup – Group F – South Korea vs Mexico – Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Russia – June 23, 2018 Mexico’s Carlos Vela scores their first goal from the penalty spot REUTERS/Darren Staples

Vela sent goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo the wrong way after a cross hit the outstretched arm of Jang Hyun-soo at close range.

Reporting by Brian Homewood; Editing by Ian Chadband

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