Brazil, Mexico Look For First Goal

Brazil, Mexico Look For First Goal

Brazil had to wait until the 88th minute to put the match to bed as Neymar was the architect, crossing for Firmino to tap the ball home. They join 2014 winners Germany, Argentina and European champions Portugal in being knocked out of a competition for which neither Italy nor the Netherlands - two of the great World Cup names - even qualified.

Focused and fearless, Mexico continued to trouble Brazil in the opening stages, with Fagner in particular struggling massively to cope with the threat down his side.

It marks the seventh consecutive World Cup that El Tri have exited at the last-16 stage, despite making a brilliant start in Russian Federation by toppling champions Germany. Writhing in agony after his right ankle was stepped on by Miguel Layun, Neymar managed to get back on his feet. With the "Fubo Premier" bundle, you will get access to all four of the World Cup soccer TV channels in most markets. Now, "El Tri" are bidding to end the "Curse of the Fifth Game" - they have never made it to the quarter-finals of a World Cup on foreign soil and have suffered six consecutive eliminations in the first knockout round, not managing to reach that fifth game.

After the restart, both teams showed their intent to break the deadlock with Philippe Coutinho being superbly denied by Ochoa from 12 yards and Mexico's Jesus Gallardo advancing from the halfway line before curling over the crossbar from distance.

Five-time champions Brazil are touted as many people's favourites to claim a sixth crown in Russian Federation, and Osorio was fulsome in his praise of Tite's men in his pre-match media conference on Sunday. The last time these two met in a match, it was Brazil who registered a 2-0 victory over Mexico.

Brazil quickly looked for a second but Ochoa was keeping Mexico in the game, firstly keeping out a first-time strike from Paulinho from 12 yards before tipping a fizzing effort from Willian over the crossbar.

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