Edson Álvarez

Álvarez starts as Mexico secure Australia draw

Edson Álvarez played the full 90 minutes as Mexico came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Australia in a friendly international.

The West Ham United player started at centre-back as his country took on the Socceroos at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, in the United States.

Álvarez earned his 70th senior cap as El Tri showed character to recover after falling behind to Harry Souttar’s towering first-half header and Martin Boyle’s emphatically taken penalty just after the hour-mark, with Mexico’s Santiago Giménez missing a penalty in between the two Australia goals.

Mexico did hit back from the penalty spot a few minutes later when Raúl Jiménez fired high past Mathew Ryan, then levelled when substitute Cesar Huerta volleyed past the AZ Alkmaar goalkeeper seven minutes from full-time.

Álvarez and his international teammates face Uzbekistan in Atlanta, Georgia, in their second friendly match of the September break on Wednesday 13 September at 12.30am BST.