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As it happened: Croatia v Mexico

2014-06-24 00:00
Last Updated at 02:04
24 Jun 00:10

Thanks for following this Group A finale. Gripping and nail bitting encounter between these two nations. 

Croatia are out of the SWC and only won one game but came close to winning Brazil in the opening game. 

Mexico are unbeaten in this tournament with that second win. They will face Netherlands in the Round of 16. 

Later today at 18:00 sees Italy take on Uruguay and England take on Costa Rica. At 22:00 Japan tackle Colombia and Greece fight it out with African giants Ivory Coast

24 Jun 00:02
24 Jun 00:00
108 Goals in the Brazilian SWC so far. It's a goal fest! 
23 Jun 23:58
23 Jun 23:54

Final whistle is blown!

Croatia 1-3 Mexico 

23 Jun 23:49
90' four minutes of extra time. 
23 Jun 23:47
88' Ante Rebic red card
23 Jun 23:46
87' Perisic scores. 3-1 to Mexico
23 Jun 23:45
GOOOAL!!!
23 Jun 23:43
Goals galore in both games now. Brazil 4-1 up. Fernadinho coming off the bench. 
23 Jun 23:42
82' Chicharito as he is known makes it 3-0 to give Mexico a comfortable lead. The ultimate poacher.
23 Jun 23:40

GOOOOOOOOOOAL!!

23 Jun 23:38
79' Oribe Peralta comes off for Carlos Pena
23 Jun 23:36

75' Mexico double their lead! Andres Guarado is at the end of a lightning quick counter-attack.

Croatia 0-2 Mexico 

23 Jun 23:35
GOOOOOOOOAL!
23 Jun 23:34
74' Jelavic comes off the bench to replace Pranjic
23 Jun 23:31
71' GOAL! GOAL! GOAL!
23 Jun 23:28

69' End to end type of stuff now. A busy spell so far. Anyones game. As it stands Mexicans are through.

Croatia 0-0 Mexico

23 Jun 23:26
64' Srna blocks the shot which looks to have been handball and a clear penalty. 
23 Jun 23:25
64' Guardado sees his effort hit the target
23 Jun 23:24
Also Hernandez comes off the bench to replace Dos Santos.
23 Jun 23:19
Croatia took off Vrsaljko and Mateo Kovacic is the man to come on.
23 Jun 23:18

60' This game needs a goal. Desperately. For my sake and the game. Fans are on the edge of the seats. 

In other news, Spongebob wants to see the nets rattle as well. 

23 Jun 23:09
3-1 to Brazil and that surely secures their place in the last 16 and likely to face Chile. Fred gets his name on the score sheet in this SWC campaign finally. 
23 Jun 23:03
45' Start of the second half. 
23 Jun 23:02

Teams are walking onto the pitch. Have you got your beverage and chips?

Croatia 0-0 Mexico 

23 Jun 23:00
Match statistics so far.
23 Jun 22:49

Half-time

End to end stuff but slight conservative on both ends. Last 7 minutes best moments of the game as both teams opened up a bit more.

Croatia 0-0 Mexico

23 Jun 22:47
45' last few seconds of the 2 minute stoppage time. 
23 Jun 22:41
40' The game opening up now as teams start giving their all before the break. 
23 Jun 22:40
38' Counter attack for Croatia from a Mexico corner kick and Ivan Perisic runs half of the field length but then Rafael Marquez gets a yellow card after a foul on the Croat.
23 Jun 22:37

Neymar puts Brazil in the lead again.

Brazil 2-1 Cameroon

23 Jun 22:36

36' Cornerkick to Mexico.

Croatia 0-0 Mexico

23 Jun 22:30

29' This game needs a goal. Very tactical approach on both ends with teams holding back and trying to break on the counter. Second half should be more opening or the last 5 minutes of the first half.

The first goal will be crucial. 

23 Jun 22:28
Cameroon has just equalised. All to play for in Group A
23 Jun 22:23
23' Mexico slowly starting to find this feet in this game. 
23 Jun 22:21
19' In-form striker Oribe Peralta is in on the right side of the Croatia area, but he slips as he goes to shoot and the ball goes out for a goal-kick.
23 Jun 22:18

As it stands Brazil are through as Neymar puts the hosts in the lead. Second spot up for grabs in this end to end encounter.

Croatia 0-0 Mexico