Bye, Bye Mexico

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    JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 27: Giovani Dos Santos (C) of Mexico and team mates appeal to referee assistant Stefano Ayroldi over the Carlos Tevez goal during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Round of Sixteen match between Argentina and Mexico at Soccer City Stadium on June 27, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

    Carlos Tevez scored twice -- once on a disputed goal -- and Gonzalo Higuain added another as Argentina beat Mexico 3-1 on Sunday to advance to the World Cup quarterfinals.

    Tevez was offside when he headed in a pass from Lionel Messi in the eighth minute. The referee awarded the goal after consulting with his linesman, the pair surrounded by angrily gesturing Mexican and Argentine players.

    In the 33rd, Higuain rounded the goalkeeper to make it 2-0 after Ricardo Osorio, under no pressure, played the ball straight into his path. In the 52nd, Tevez rifled in an unstoppable shot from 25 yards. Mexico's Javier Hernandez scored in the 71st.