Published: Tue, July 03, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

How Mexico has falled in the Round of 16 time and again

How Mexico has falled in the Round of 16 time and again

Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio lamented Neymar's theatrical antics when Layun appeared to stand on him on the sideline, and said Brazil's slowing tactics when it went ahead made it hard for El Tri.

World Cup: Brazil beat Mexico 2-0 to reach quarter-finals "I don't want this to be Neymar's World Cup".

It began when he darted across the edge of the area before a flawless 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.

Minutes after the restart Brazil took the lead in exquisite fashion with Neymar starting and ending the move.

Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa finished his World Cup with 20 saves, the most for El Tri at a single tournament since at least 1966, but he wasn't thinking of statistics after the defeat. It turned out to be pure histrionics.

It was Neymar who opened the scoring for Brazil in the 51th minute with a sliding tap-in from Willian's assist, registering his second goal in the World Cup.

Neymar and Mexico's Miguel Layun were having a bit of a go at each other ever since the latter came on.

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

Brazil, which last won the World Cup in 2002, will now line up in its quarter-final match against the victor of today's second match between Belgium and Japan.

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In the scorching conditions in Samara, the Mexicans, who started with 39-year-old Rafael Marquez, made a frenetic start but were unable to convert their chances.

The World Cup match between Brazil and Mexico will be broadcast live on Fox.

"Unfortunately, and it is a shame for football, we wasted a lot of time because of one player", Juan Carlos Osorio said.

ITV pundit Martin O'Neill was one to criticise Neymar for his actions, saying: "It's pathetic".

"We know Neymar and he likes to be the protagonist on and off the field".

Neymar has scored six goals from 38 shots in World Cup finals.

"The most unfortunate moment for us was the game against Sweden", said Layun.

"The key was to play together with and without the ball", said Willian.

Asked if Neymar was becoming more mature and curbing the emotional side of his game, Tite responded: "I think your question answers itself. He is a magnificent player", said Shearer, who is working in Russian Federation for Britain's BBC. Belgium and Japan face off later in the day, with the victor facing Brazil on Friday.

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