Mexico eliminated from World Cup with loss to Brazil

Share

Brazil beat Mexico 2-0 here at Samara Arena, ending Mexico's World Cup at the same place it finished in the previous six: the Round of 16.

It was a choking blow for Mexico, who had been the better side for the opening half an hour, pegging Brazil back and creating several half chances.

With Messi and Ronaldo having packed their bags, Neymar is the final superstar remaining the World Cup.

Jesus, 21, has yet to score on his World Cup debut.

Brazil will now face the winners of Belgium and Japan in the quarterfinals, though Casemiro will be suspended after picking up a yellow card in the second half.

The game in Samara, Russia, kicked off in sweltering 92-degree temperatures, making it as much a struggle for survival as it was a soccer match.

Donald Trump 'probably' won't question Supreme Court candidates on abortion
Trump told her during a private meeting that he would not question his potential nominees about Roe v. Another big decision facing President Trump is a nominee for the soon-to-be vacant spot on the U.S.

Some fans stunned at LeBron James' massive deal with Lakers
The Cavs were swept in the NBA Finals this past season by Golden State who also beat Cleveland in the 2017 finals. Caldwell-Pope, 25, will head into his second season with the Lakers after finishing a one-year, $18 million deal.

George commits to sign deal to stay in OKC
When George was initially snubbed from the All-Star team, Westbrook went to bat for George in one media session in particular. George was traded to the Thunder nearly a year ago after telling the Indiana Pacers he would not re-sign with them.

The world's most expensive player put Brazil in the lead after his back-heel released Willian, who then sent the ball into the penalty area.

The Brazil forward slid toward goal and tapped in after Willian sprinted down the left and fired in a low cross.

Jesus then had another opportunity as a nervous Mexico defence failed to clear, but the Manchester City striker found Ochoa equal to his shot.

Neymar's strike and a late second from Roberto Firmino saw a strangely low-key Brazil edge past Mexico 2-0 to book a spot in the World Cup quarter-finals.

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

He wouldn't be called on to make another as Brazil posted its third consecutive shutout, running its scoreless streak to 310 minutes.

Share