Neymar leads Brazil into World Cup quarterfinals

Neymar leads Brazil into World Cup quarterfinals

Neymar leads Brazil into World Cup quarterfinals

The five-time winners also surpassed Germany's World Cup record of 226 World Cup goals, moving on to 228 after Neymar and Firmino's strikes.

He darted across the edge of the area before a ideal backheel released Willian, whose low cross fizzed into the danger area where Neymar slid in to turn the ball home.

With 20 minutes left to play, Mexico's Miguel Layun stepped on Neymar's balky ankle.

After a goalless first half, Neymar soon gave Brazil the lead before substitute Firmino put the game out of Mexico's reach during the closing stages.

Another alternative to watch the Brazil vs Mexico game online without cable is via Hulu Live TV with complete World Cup coverage. It turned out to be pure histrionics.

Brazil's Roberto Firmino is mobbed by teammates after scoring their second goal in the 89th minute against Mexico.

Midway through the first period Neymar's quick feet saw the playmaker get free to the left-hand byline, only for Guillermo Ochoa to save the day for Mexico by making an excellent block with his legs. But not before trying a stamp on Layun himself.

Mexico's World Cup is over, ending in a 2-0 loss to Brazil on a sultry Monday evening at Cosmos Arena.

'There was very little contact and every single time the referee stops the game.

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"I know Chicharito (Hernandez) well, and we know about his qualities".

Neymar had a rather strong reaction to it, some of which could have been motivated by the interest of drawing attention to the incident.

"It is a shame for football, we wasted a lot of time because of one player", said Osorio.

After the game, Osorio pointed the finger at Neymar for setting a poor example with his "acting", but Tite insisted his man was the victim on this occasion.

If you're unfamiliar with soccer - Brazilian soccer in particular - you likely were very concerned for Neymar's safety Monday. A video review reversed the decision to award a penalty kick and Neymar's frustrations a few minutes later led to a yellow card.

Both teams were solid at the back in the first half, but Tite's side began to find openings after the restart and made the breakthrough in the 51st minute when Neymar converted Willian's cross from close range. They have so, so, so many exciting players, but have thus far failed to find anything like top gear at the World Cup.

With Germany, Argentina and Spain among the contenders already eliminated, Brazil's hopes of a sixth World Cup title have received an extra lift.

After a return to its training base in Sochi, Brazil heads back north to Kazan for Friday's quarterfinal match.

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