Brazil vs. Mexico - Football Match Report

Brazil vs. Mexico - Football Match Report

Tom Marshall, a reporter for ESPN who covers the Mexican team, wrote on Twitter shortly after the match that Brazil, with its "elite players at elite clubs", was "simply too much" for El Tri.

Mexico has crashed out of the soccer World Cup in Russian Federation after losing 2-0 to five-time champions Brazil in the southern city of Samara today.

It began when he darted across the edge of the area before a ideal backheel released the excellent Willian, whose low cross fizzed into the danger area where Neymar slid in to turn the ball home for his second goal of the tournament.

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

He also played a vital role in Roberto Firmino's second two minutes from time, surging through on goal and seeing his low shot diverted into his team-mate's path by the foot of Guillermo Ochoa.

Neymar scored the first goal shortly after halftime to give Brazil a 1-0 lead. It turned out to be pure histrionics.

Then, things took a darker turn when Layun appeared to step on Neymar following another altercation on the touchline.

Yet Silva quickly underlined the threat of the determined Mexicans, who helped eliminate defending champions Germany in the first phase.

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.

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During the win over Costa Rica in the group stage, Neymar tried to win a penalty by flopping to the ground in the area.

It was a performance that illustrated coach Tite's influence on this Brazil team. Speaking on the allegation of going down easily, Neymar said, "It is an attempt to undermine me and my team".

Brazilian soccer Neymar may be one of the world's biggest soccer stars.

"It was unfair. The ball was not in play and we were off the pitch", he signalled. Defensive solidity is paramount; Brazil know they have the players who can score aplenty at the other end.

"I believe we lacked effectiveness and that extra quality that they have in the final third".

Instead, it was Brazil who kept coming back and he helplessly looked on as Brazil wrapped it up a minute from time through Firmino.

The victor of this match will instantly become one of the favorites to win the World Cup with Germany, Argentina, Portugal and Spain having already been eliminated.

The only blemish for the five-time champions was the second-half booking for Casemiro, which rules him out of the quarter-final clash against either Belgium or Japan.

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