Mexico defeat North Korea in a World Cup warm-up friendly

Mexico 2 – North Korea 1 (International Friendly, March 17, 2010) Cuauhtemoc Blanco gave Mexico a 1-0 lead in the 51st minute, scoring on a perfectly directed, 20-yard free kick. North Korea tied it in the 57th when Choe Kum Chol scored on a left-footed, bouncing shot to make it 1-1. Javier Hernandez scored the winning goal in the 69th minute, the striker bagging his fourth international goal in three games.