Mexico and Venezuela will each progress at the Copa America ©Getty Images

Mexico finished top of Group C at the Copa America Centenario after securing a late 1-1 draw with fellow qualifiers Venezuela at Houston's NRG Stadium.

Both teams will progress through to the quarter-finals.

Jose Manuel Velazquez had put the South American side ahead in the 10th minute, with one of the tournament's surprise packages looking to continue a streak that had seen them win their opening two games without conceding a goal.

That record looked set to remain heading into the final stages only for a moment of magic from Jesus "Tecatito" Corona.

Cocona slalomed his way through the Venezuelan defence with 10 minutes to go before slamming home to ensure his team topped the group on goal difference.

Uruguay secured a consolation victory over Jamaica ©Getty Images
Uruguay secured a consolation victory over Jamaica ©Getty Images

Mexico will play Chile or Panama in Santa Clara on Saturday (June 18), while Venezuela are poised to face Argentina in Foxborough the same day.

It comes after group favourites Uruguay suffered a lacklustre tournament in which they lost to both Mexico and Venezuela.

The South American side did achieve a consolation of sorts with a 3-0 victory over Jamaica in their final match in Santa Clara, but it was a case of too little too late.

Abel Hernández and Mathias Corujo each found the net, while Je-Vaughn Watson also scored an own-goal.

Chile will face Panama and Argentina will take-on Bolivia in the final two preliminary matches tomorrow as Group D concludes.