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Mexico's World Cup ends with loss to Brazil

July 21 2018, 08:02 | Van Peters

Osorio promises Mexico will attack 'best in the world' Brazil

Filipe Luis comes on for Marcelo in Brazil's last game

The goal also made Brazil the most prolific team in the history of the World Cup with 227 goals, surpassing Germany - who were knocked out in the first round for the first time since 1938 - with 226.

What became clear in Brazil's 2-0 victory over Mexico on Monday is that the wild side of the striker's character is going nowhere at this year's World Cup. Neymar started the move by playing in Willian, who advanced into the penalty area before delivering a low cross to the back post where Neymar was able to slide in and convert from three yards.

With the match going back and forth, the victor came on 51 minutes off a lovely bit of play by Neymar.

Osorio said the incident halted Mexico's momentum as they chased the game following Neymar's opening goal, and that referee Gianluca Rocchi "favoured Brazil".

Neymar has suffered 23 fouls at the 2018 World Cup - the highest of any athlete at the tournament in Russian Federation. It turned out to be pure histrionics. Neymar opened the scoring in the 51st minute and provided the last pass for Firmino's clincher in the 88th. "Absolutely, but Layun steps on him".

Just an hour before game time today, Brazil confirmed that veteran Filipe Luis would join the starting eleven in place of star left-back Marcelo who was forced off the field due to back spasms in the club's 2-0 win over Serbia in their final group match on June 27th.

Willian of Brazil is challenged by Hector Herrera of Mexico during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at Samara Arena on July 2, 2018 in Samara, Russia.

Brazil's forward Neymar eyes the ball during the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Brazil and Mexico at the Samara Arena in Samara on July 2, 2018.

Mexico defeats South Korea, close to 16
But history was not on Mexico's side because it had not won back-to-back matches at a World Cup since 2002. South Korea will face Germany at the same time in Kazan.

Neymar had a rather strong reaction to it, some of which could have been motivated by the interest of drawing attention to the incident. "This should be a game of men and not so much clowning around".

"In the last two matches I didn't talk to the press because there are too many people talking, getting excited".

But El Tri's error was losing that final group-stage game 3-0 against Sweden.

After their slow start it was ultimately no more than the Selecao deserved, as their bid for a sixth world title marches on.

Neymar was the architect, crossing for Firmino, who is becoming something of a "supersub" for Brazil, to tap the ball home. Tite came to join him.

"We knew he would need to play a few games, but he's back".

"Brazil are a great team, they're the best team in the world", Osorio said.



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