Full-Time: Brazil 0-0 Mexico


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93' - And the final whistle is blown! First time since 1978 that Brazil fail to score in a group-stage match as the game ends in a stale-mate.

92' - Clock ticking down...last chance for either side...

91' - CHANCE! Jimenez with a shot, but Julio Cesar equal to the task!

90' - Three minutes added on...

89' - Mexico's third corner of the game is headed clear, yet Guardado's long range effort has the home crowd gasping as it hits the top of the net. Just over the bar!

88' - Marcelo brought down in the box, contact made but nothing given. Went down a little too easily there...

85' - CHANCE! Luis Gustavo wins a Brazil freekick, which is whipped in by Neymar, and Ochoa makes yet a nother fine save from a powerful Thiago Silva header! Ochoa with a stellar performance this evening!

83' - Changes for both teams as Jimenez replaces Dos Santos, and Chelsea's Oscar makes way for club team mate Willian.

81' - Mexico's fanbase now finding their voice. Anxious faces from the home support however.

80' - Dos Santo hits it straight into the wall. Wasted. Brazil break, yet Ochoa runs off his line to collect the through-ball.

79' - Brazil captain Thiago Silva takes down Hernandez, and is booked. Mexico with a dangerous-looking free-kick just outside the box...

77' - Dani Alves has neglected his duties as right back, as he bombards forward time and time again, yet still no end product for the Selecao. One can feel the frustration building from the home crowd...

76' - Mexico with another change as Marco Fabian comes on. He's got 15 minutes to make a difference.

75' - CHANCE! Jo with a rushed effort wide of the mark! Had more time than he realised there.

74' - Brazil pouring foward in numbers, yet cannot unleash an effective shot at goal.

73' - Manchester United's Javier Hernandez now enters the fray.

71' - Alves with acres of space on the right, yet his dink into the box is headed clear.

70' - The Selecao are turning the screws here in Fortaleza. Twenty minutes left.

68' - CHANCE! Neymar's effort is blocked by Ochoa! Resulting corner punched away! Brazil pushing for the opener in front of an increasingly vocal home crowd.

67' - Mexico giving nothing away nothing at the back. Scolari decides to make another change as Jo replaces Fred.

65' - Challenges coming in thick as past as both teams try gain the ascendency in the second period.

63' - Brazil now with a good spell of possession, yet just not finding the right ball in the final third.

61' - Vazquez now booked as Brazil win a free-kick 35 yards out. Neymar takes, and it flies past Ochoa's right-hand upright.

59' - Mexico have definitely been told to test Cesar in the Brazilian goal from range, with the shots raining in now. Nine in total, but just one on target.

58' - Aguilar joins Ramires in the referee's book after a rash challenge.

57' - CHANCE! Another effort, this time by Herrera, who shoots over the bar! The Mexicans putting the home side under pressure.

55' - Mexico stringing some good passes together and looking good in front of the opposition goal. Definitely giving it a go here. Growing as the second half progresses.

54' - CHANCE! Mexico continuing their efforts from range as Jose Vazquez tries to test Julio Cesar once more, but shoots narrowly wide.

53' - Guardado's long range strike is headed out for a corner. A near-post flick-on does not reach the second striker as Brazil clear.

51' - Cagey opening stages of the second period after Brazil's early chance.

47' - CHANCE! Bernard with an immediate impact, using his pace down the right to whip in a dangerous cross. Brazil win a corner, which ends up in Oscar ballooning an effort into the stands.

46' - Veteran Marquez is down after Dani Alves stomps on his foot. Definitely a bruise tomorrow morning.

45' - Mexico get the second half underway!

One change at the break as the carded Ramires makes way for the youngest player in the Brazilian squad, Bernard.

45 + 1' - Referee blows for the break, and it's all square in Fortaleza. Tight affair, but the home side with the better chances.

44' - Ramires is the first player to enter the referee's book after a heavy challenge down the Mexican right flank. Resultant free-kick is over-cooked, out for a goalkick.

42' - Alves bundled over as Brazil win a free-kick 40 yards out. Ocha superb again as he denies Paulinho's shot on goal.

41' - CHANCE! Vazquez shoots wide from range!

40' - Mexico are frustrating the home side, who are still edging the possession stats, but have nothing to show for it. Five minutes until the break.

37' - Free kick on the edge of the box for Mexico ends up at the feet of Layun, who shoots well over Julio Cesar's goalposts.

34' - Brazil with two corners in succession, as Fred's header is easily swallowed by Mexico's gloveman.

32' - Brazil break, as Neymar makes a lung-bursting run from the half-way line, but is finally thwarted as he reaches the 18-yard area.

31' - Brazil with 63% of the ball, and have had six attempts at goal, compared to Mexico's two.

28' - Game opening up as Oscar's shot is deflected and easily dealt with by the Mexican shot-stopper.

25' - BIG CHANCE FOR NEYMAR! His headed goal-bound effort from a Dani Alves cross is superbly saved by Ochoa!

23' - CHANCE! A driving shot from range is tipped over the bar by Julio Cesar, but no corner given, much to to the Mexican's dismay.

22' - Peralta with some good work on the right, twisting his way through, yet comes unstuck against Silva.

21' - Still very much a tussle in the centre of the park as neither side have had a clear shot in at goal.

17' - Wayward shot from Luis Gustavo fails to trouble Ochoa in the Mexican goal.

16' - Neymar's trickery draws a fould from Rodriguez in midfield. The resultant free-kick is easily dealt with by Mexico.

15' - The home crowd is getting behind their team, who are keeping hold of the ball, trying to break down their Central American opponents.

13' - Sustained pressure from Brazil following Paulinho's interception in midfield. The Selecao fail to get a goal-bound shot away as a goal kick is awarded.

10' - CHANCE! Great work from Oscar on the left, plays in a ball for Fred who hits the side-netting. Off-side though. Brazil starting to look dangerous.

9' - Cross field ball just a little too strong for Dani Alves, who is sporting a new-look hairstyle.

6' - Neymar fouled in the middle of the park, within striking range. David Luiz tries from distance, but can't breach the Mexican wall.

4' - Still quite scrappy in midfield as both sides struggle to settle in a very vocal Fortaleza arena.

2' - Quite a fiery start to this encounter as a number of fouls are conceded. A Mexico free-kick puts the Brazilians under some early pressure.

1' - We're underway! Brazil in yelow kick us off. Mexico in red.

A rapturous applause as the home nation's anthem sounds around the magnificent stadium.

Teams are making their way onto the field...

Both teams won their opening fixtures last week, and a victory for either side today will virtually seal their passage through to the Last 16.

The team line-ups have been announced:

Brazil XI: Julio Cesar, Dani Alves, Thiago Silva (c), David Luiz, Marcelo, Paulinho, Fred, Neymar, Oscar, Ramires, Luiz Gustavo

Mexico XI: Ochoa, Rodriguez, Marquez (c), Herrera, Layun, Dos Santos, Moreno, Guardado, Peralta, Aguilar, Vazquez

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