Brazil in last eight

Sports Desk, Arfin Shobuz, Staff Reporter, Dhaka Office: Neymar scored a fashionable opener and installation alternative Roberto Firmino for a late 2d as Brazil cruised into the area-finals of the World Cup with a 2-zero win over Mexico the previous day, reports AFP from Samara, Russia. Bidding for a record-extending sixth title in Russia, Brazil weathered an early hurricane at Samara Arena earlier than Neymar grew to become on the style to underline their reputation as favourites.

Brazil will now meet the winners of the previous day’s later match among Belgium and Japan, however after seeing Argentina, Spain and Portugal removed in the remaining sixteen, Tite’s men will fancy their possibilities.

“We have to discover ways to suffer and we did go through, it was a hard match,” stated Neymar. “We knew they were a awesome opponent.”

Mexico made a vivid begin of their try to beat Brazil in a World Cup healthy for the primary time. But after dominating the first 20 mins of an pleasing establishing period, Brazil got here again into the healthy, bossing the final tiers of the half.

The healthy have been billed as a duel between Neymar and Javier Hernandez, however the West Ham striker was extra substantial for his platinum-dyed blond hair, a preference also made via primary defender Carlos Salcedo, earlier than being changed in the 2nd 1/2.

Brazil wakened from their early shut eye late inside the establishing 1/2, but Neymar’s angled pressure was blocked by means of Guillermo Ochoa and striker Gabriel Jesus noticed the ‘keeper block his power after a smart one-two.

After the c program languageperiod Mexico misplaced power and consciousness and Neymar broke the deadlock on 51 mins.

The Paris Saint-Germain celebrity drew several defenders as he ran across the brink of the location with the ball at his toes.

He laid it off for Willian and darted into the field, stretching to transform the Chelsea midfielder’s amazing delivery.

Mexico have been on the ropes, but Casemiro spurned a great chance to stretch Brazil’s lead, seeing his shot blocked by means of Ochoa.

Osorio replaced the ineffective Hernandez with Raul Jimenez on the hour and Alisson dived to tip over

Carlos Vela’s curling power.

But Brazil had moved up a gear. Neymar changed into starting to show off his abilties however he turned into left writhing in pain after a tussle with second-half replacement Miguel Layun.

Replays seemed to expose Layun stuck Neymar on his ankle but he escaped sanction.

With 10 minutes last, Tite changed Barcelona midfielder Paulinho with Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho.

Brazil secured victory while Neymar grew to become provider inside the 88th minute, finding Firmino within the container and the Liverpool ahead made no mistake.


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