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Reading midfielder Flores handed senior debut for Mexico

Reading midfielder Silvana Flores made her senior debut for Mexico this evening as Monica Vergara’s side drew 0-0 with Costa Rica in their latest international friendly fixture at the┬áCentro de Alto Rendimiento in Mexico City.

The 18-year-old was an unused substitute as The Tricolor defeated Costa Rica 3-1 in the first friendly fixture between the two nations on Saturday but she was called upon this evening, playing the last 14 minutes of the match after replacing Liliana Mercado.

This evening’s meeting in the Mexican capital was an even affair with little separating the two sides in any aspect of the play. Both sides created the same number of attempts on goal while neither side’s goalkeeper was regularly tested with just three shots being recorded on target in the entire 90 minutes.

Reading midfielder Flores had previously represented Mexico at various youth levels up to Under-20 level before being handed her opportunity to impress at senior level this evening. The player is yet to make an appearance in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League but she will be hoping to get her chance to shine upon returning to Reading, a side who she only joined a little over a fortnight ago.

Tonight’s goalless draw for Mexico means that they are unbeaten in five matches in all competitions.

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