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MEXICO CITY (AP) -- World Cup champion Brazil struggled again, losing to Mexico 1-0 Sunday in its opening match of the CONCACAF Gold Cup as Jared Borgetti scored in the 79th minute.
Brazil, preparing for September's start of South American qualifying for the 2006 World Cup, was coming off a first-round exit in the FIFA Confederations Cup, where it went 1-1-1, losing to Cameroon, beating the United States and tying Turkey.
The Brazilians and South American champion Colombia are invited guests at the Gold Cup, the championship of North and Central America and the Caribbean. Brazil, a five-time world champion, did not bring along any top stars, instead choosing to send its under-23 team.
Mexico has struggled following last year's World Cup, coming into Sunday's game with a 1-2-4 record and four goals since its second-round loss to the United States in South Korea.
Before a crowd of about 70,000 at Azteca Stadium, site of the Gold Cup final on July 27, Borgetti scored from close range off a pass from Daniel Osorno.