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The World United Through Football Tuesday, 17th June

Group Match

Group A

Travel to Brazil Brazil vs Travel to Mexico Mexico in Fortaleza.

Match Preview

Brazil and Mexico have already met three times at the World Cup Finals: Brazil 1950, Switzerland 1954 and Chile 1962; with Brazil winning all three matches.

The two teams have also met four times in the FIFA Confederations Cup; including the Mexico City final in 1999, won (4:3) by Mexico.

The 2013 match between Brazil and Mexico, which Brazil won (2:0) was also played in Fortaleza.

The Match

It's strange that the second round of group games in Group A kick off before the first round of games in Group H are finished.

But then FIFA can be strange at times; more often than not.

Some don't think FIFA really care about football at all; just how much they can milk out of television and sponsorship rights, although they seem to have missed out on a sponsor for the free-kick spray.

The highlight of the first-half, as far as the Turkish referee was concerned: a yellow card for Ramires.

Half-time: Brazil 0 - Mexico 0

The game needed to flow better in the second-half.

Substitution Brazil only started to show any urgency and up the pace of their game once Jo came on for Fred in the 67th minute.

Credit to Mexico though, they didn't just defend, but they did defend well; including some crucial saves from Ochoa.

Amazingly, if Cameroon or Croatia win their next two games, Brazil or Mexico could be out.

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Final Score: Brazil 0 - Mexico 0
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Teams

Travel to Brazil Brazil:
12-Julio Cesar; 2-Dani Alves, 3-Thiago Silva, 4-David Luiz, 6-Marcelo; 8-Paulinho, 17-Luiz Gustavo, 16-Ramires, 11-Oscar; 10-Neymar, 9-Fred.

Travel to Mexico Mexico:
13-Guillermo Ochoa; 22-Paul Aguilar, 2-Francisco Rodriguez, 4-Rafael Marquez, 15-Hector Moreno, 7-Miguel Layun; 6-Hector Herrera, 23-Jose Juan Vazquez, 18-Andres Guardado; 10-Giovani dos Santos, 19-Oribe Peralta.

2014 World Cup Referees Referee: Cuneyt Cakir - Turkey Travel to Turkey

Yellow Cards 4 yellow cards:
45 mins - Ramires (Brazil)
58 mins - Paul Aguilar (Mexico)
61 mins - Jose Juan Vazquez (Mexico)
79 mins - Thiago Silva (Brazil)

Travel to Cameroon Cameroon vs Croatia Travel to Croatia

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First Round

Thursday, 12th June
Brazil vs Croatia

Friday, 13th June
Chile vs Australia
Mexico vs Cameroon
Spain vs Netherlands

Saturday, 14th June
Colombia vs Greece
Côte d'Ivoire vs Japan
England vs Italy
Uruguay vs Costa Rica

Sunday, 15th June
Argentina vs Bosnia
France vs Honduras
Switzerland vs Ecuador

Monday, 16th June
Germany vs Portugal
Ghana vs USA
Iran vs Nigeria

Tuesday, 17th June
Belgium vs Algeria
Brazil vs Mexico
Russia vs South Korea

Wednesday, 18th June
Australia vs Netherlands
Cameroon vs Croatia
Spain vs Chile

Thursday, 19th June
Colombia vs Côte d'Ivoire
Japan vs Greece
Uruguay vs England

Friday, 20th June
Honduras vs Ecuador
Italy vs Costa Rica
Switzerland vs France

Saturday, 21st June
Argentina vs Iran
Germany vs Ghana
Nigeria vs Bosnia

Sunday, 22nd June
Belgium vs Russia
South Korea vs Algeria
USA vs Portugal

Monday, 23rd June
Australia vs Spain
Cameroon vs Brazil
Croatia vs Mexico
Netherlands vs Chile

Tuesday, 24th June
Costa Rica vs England
Greece vs Côte d'Ivoire
Italy vs Uruguay
Japan vs Colombia

Wednesday, 25th June
Bosnia vs Iran
Ecuador vs France
Honduras vs Switzerland
Nigeria vs Argentina

Thursday, 26th June
Algeria vs Russia
Portugal vs Ghana
South Korea vs Belgium
USA vs Germany

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