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The Mexicans are surely not going to keep quiet about this match for a long time.
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In the end, a fair result. Brazil did seem like scoring as well as Mexico but Ochoa is deservedly the Man of Match with a stunning display. A scrappy game with Brazil ending the match with (53%) possession and 13 fouls.
Mexico had 13 chances at goal but no actual threat with most of the shots slightly off target and only 3 of those shots were threatened Julio Cesar's goal.
Brazil remains top of Group A with Mexico in 2nd. Cameroon and Croatia are the other teams in this group and take on one another on Thursday at midnight (SA time).
85' Thiago Silva has a go with the head at Ochoa and the goalkeeper brushes it aside.
Impeccable display from the number 13 in this second Group A game.
#MEX sub: Dos Santos replaced by Raul Jiminez. #BRA sub: Willian on for Oscar— SAFA (@SAFA_net) June 17, 2014
#MEX sub: Dos Santos replaced by Raul Jiminez. #BRA sub: Willian on for Oscar
.@neymarjr, only real @bra talent up front, finds #jo with near-perfect through ball... but who's there? @yosoy8a #ochoa MAN OF THE MATCH— Neal Collins (@nealcol) June 17, 2014
.@neymarjr, only real @bra talent up front, finds #jo with near-perfect through ball... but who's there? @yosoy8a #ochoa MAN OF THE MATCH
#MEX SUB: Peralta OFF, Chicharito ON.— FootballFacts101 (@FootballFact101) June 17, 2014
#MEX SUB: Peralta OFF, Chicharito ON.
OCHOA OCHOA OCHOA OCHOA!!— FootballFacts101 (@FootballFact101) June 17, 2014
OCHOA OCHOA OCHOA OCHOA!!
67' Fred finally gets taken off for Jo. Just Jo.
Watching the game from a bar in Leme pic.twitter.com/FjYDbYwPdE— Oliver Holt (@OllieHolt22) June 17, 2014
Watching the game from a bar in Leme pic.twitter.com/FjYDbYwPdE
57' If only Mexico can get all the shots on goal on target they might be ahead.
Mexico is yet to make a change.
How about a poacher named the Little Pea?
52' Brazilian fans getting agitated with goalless game thus far who can they bring on to rattle the net?
If only he was a few years younger...
Great defending by Rodriguez to clear Bernard’s dangerous cross from the right #BRA 0 #MEX 0— SAFA (@SAFA_net) June 17, 2014
Great defending by Rodriguez to clear Bernard’s dangerous cross from the right #BRA 0 #MEX 0
The referee gets the 2nd half underway. Scolari brings on Bernard for Ramires. #BRA 0 - 0 #MEX #WorldCup— Official PSL (@OfficialPSL) June 17, 2014
The referee gets the 2nd half underway. Scolari brings on Bernard for Ramires. #BRA 0 - 0 #MEX #WorldCup
The best save of the World Cup so far from Mexico's Ochoa. http://t.co/0bn1Fc9BuC— Football Vines (@Vine_Football) June 17, 2014
The best save of the World Cup so far from Mexico's Ochoa. http://t.co/0bn1Fc9BuC
Thiago Silva solid for Brazil tonight...
93% pass success rate
Two chances created
100% clearance and tackle rate
45' HALF TIME.
Brazil making all the noise with Fred and Neymar coming decent chances to put the Brazilians ahead but Ochoa is the Mexicans saviour.
Great Brazilian centre forwards:
Erm, Fred...?— Joe Crann (@YesWeCrann) June 17, 2014
Great Brazilian centre forwards:
25' Dani Alves with a storm-like cross in for Neymar who leaps and hits it with perfection only for Ochoa to make a fantastic save.
23' Mexico are certainly putting up a fight, remember they beat Brazil in the Olympic Games final two years ago.
Enticing fixture thus far.
Dani Alves seems like such a likeable chap... The way he just gave that little girl a hug. Cute.— Joe Crann (@YesWeCrann) June 17, 2014
Dani Alves seems like such a likeable chap... The way he just gave that little girl a hug. Cute.
BRA v MEX: All the information you need ahead of this huge clash in Group A. #BRA (73.8%) v #MEX (7.0%) pic.twitter.com/ta1uCUrZge— BSports Football (@BSportsFootball) June 17, 2014
BRA v MEX: All the information you need ahead of this huge clash in Group A. #BRA (73.8%) v #MEX (7.0%) pic.twitter.com/ta1uCUrZge
Mexico XI vs Brazil: Ochoa, Rodriguez, Marquez (c), Herrera, Layun, Dos Santos, Moreno, Guardado, Peralta, Aguilar, Vazquez.
Mexico fielding an unchanged side that won Cameroon 1-0 in their first game of Group A.
Brazil XI vs Mexico: Julio Cesar, Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Marcelo, Paulinho, Neymar, Oscar, Ramires, Luiz Gustavo and Fred.
LIVE: After a thrilling 1st #worldcup game of the day, you can now #joinin for #BRAMEX - http://t.co/LxtD1KNi3J pic.twitter.com/bDbnX1OcqO— FIFAWorldCup (@FIFAWorldCup) June 17, 2014
LIVE: After a thrilling 1st #worldcup game of the day, you can now #joinin for #BRAMEX - http://t.co/LxtD1KNi3J pic.twitter.com/bDbnX1OcqO
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Full-Time: BRAZIL 0-0 MEXICO.
Skipper Rafa Marquez wins his side a free-kick, time is almost up.
Three minutes extra to be played, as Jimenez forces a save from Cesar with a low drive.
Guardado curls an effort inches over the top, Mexico have been superb tonight.
Marcelo goes down in the area all too theatrically and the referee is not fooled, no penalty.
The Mexico keeper is without a club at the moment, plenty of potential suitors will have been impressed tonight.
Ochoa makes a wonder save from point-blank range to keep out a Thiago Silva header, the Mexican keeper has been outstanding.
Willian is on for Oscar and Raul Jimenez takes over from Giovani for Mexico.
A quickfire Brazilian attack almost sees Jo clean through on goal, but keeper Ochoa is off his line quickly to avert the danger.
Just over ten minutes to play as Thiago Silva is booked for a foul on Hernandez 25 yards from goal.
Mexico bring on Marco Fabian for Herrera.
Jo screws a shot wide of the far post when played in by Bernard, he should have done better.
Peralta is replaced by Javier Hernandez for Mexico.
A little more urgency from the Selecao, with 20 minutes left to play.
Ochoa makes a block with his chest as Neymar pounces at the far post, the Mexican keeper has been in fine form tonight.
Jo is on for Fred for Brazil.
Thiago Silva heads clear and Brazil move quickly on the counter-attack.
Twenty minutes of the second half gone and Brazil are being tested to the limit by Mexico.
Ochoa dives across to his right as Neymar's free-kick curls wide of the post.
Neymar is brought down by Vazquez, another booking for Mexico.
As we reach the hour mark Guardado is next to try his luck for Mexico, who are on top at the moment.
Aguilar is yellow-carded for a foul on Bernard.
Herrera smashes a left-foot shot over from the right side of the area, Mexico are having a real go at Brazil.
Cesar now gathers a Dos Santos makes space, but is shot is half-blocked, which take the power off it.
Vazquez fires in a shot which narrowly goes over the top from distance, Cesar almost got a finger to it as it flew past him.
Guardado has a shot deflected up and over the crossbar, corner to Mexico.
Five minutes into the second half and Brazil have started the second half quickly, then know that they need to find a breakthrough.
Sub Bernard finds space on the right and his cross is cleared away at the far post.
Brazil brought on Bernard for Ramires at the interval.
The second half gets started.
Half-Time: BRAZIL 0-0 MEXICO.
Ramires brings down Paul Aguilar and picks up the first booking of the game.
Almost the breakthrough as a free-kick into the area drops to David Luiz and his prod is blocked by the advancing Ochoa.
Cesar dives away to his left as Vazquez's shot from just outside the area curls just wide of the far post.
Left-back Marcelo fires wide from distance, as Neymar takes a tumble and asks for a penalty, not a chance this time.
Layun wins a free-kick on the left and then slams the rebound over the crossbar from distance.
Brazil have their first two corners of the game, the second is headed goalwards by Fred and Ochoa makes a comfortable catch.
Neymar makes a superb dart from the left flank, but is eventually crowded out and Ochoa collects the loose ball.
Up to the half-hour mark and Mexico will be pleased to still be level.
Keeper Ochoa kept the scoreline blank with a fantastic save.
Neymar crosses from the left and Paulinho misses it, before Neymar meets the ball back in from Dani Alves and Guillermo Ochoa makes a superb save down at his far post.
Hector Herrera flashes in a superb right-foot shot from 25 yards, which is tipped away by the alert Julio Cesar.
Peralta does superbly to turn away from a couple of defenders inside the Brazil area, before being crowded out by Marcelo.
Fred thinks he is in again, but again the offside flag catches the veteran striker the wrong side of the last defender.
An offside flag catches Fred out again, as Brazil continue to hold the upper hand.
Mexico are certainly putting up a fight, remember they beat Brazil in the Olympic Games final two years ago.
Marcelo drives into the area on the left side, but his cross is blocked at the near post after Fred sees an effort blocked.
Dani Alves loses the ball and brings down Andres Guardado.
Oscar gets into space on the left and his ball to the near post is sidefooted by Fred, who hits the sidenetting when it looked easier to score - offside flag was up in any case.
The hosts are trying to slow the game down and draw Mexico onto them, then find some space in behind.
Neymar is down again after a challenge by Giovani dos Santos, danger for Mexico.
Miguel Layun brings down Luiz Gustavo as the game continues to crackle along nicely.
Mexico win the first corner of the game, which is played short and wasted.
Neymar is knocked over by Jose Vazquez in midfield, a frenetic start to the game.
Play gets started in a volcanic atmosphere in the Estadio Castelao.
Brazil drop striker Hulk to the bench, with midfielder Ramires taking his place, while Mexico go with the same XI who secured a victory over Cameroon.
Mexico: Ochoa; Aguilar, Rodriguez, Moreno, Marquez, Layun; Herrera, Vazquez; Dos Santos, Guardado, Peralta.
Brazil: Julio Cesar; Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Marcelo; Paulinho, Ramires, Luiz Gustavo; Neymar, Oscar; Fred.
The two sides met almost exactly a year ago, also in the Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza in the Confederations Cup, when goals from Neymar and Jo gave the Selecao a 2-0 victory.
Both Brazil and Mexico recorded victories in their opening games, with the hosts seeing off Croatia 3-1 and Mexico defeating Cameroon 1-0 thanks to an Oribe Peralta strike.