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Brazil, Mexico Draw in Blistering Encounter

  • VOA Staff

Mexico's Raul Jimenez, right, raises his arms after a challenge on Brazil's Marcelo during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Mexico's Raul Jimenez, right, raises his arms after a challenge on Brazil's Marcelo during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Brazil drew 0-0 Tuesday with Mexico in a blistering 2014 World Cup Group A game, with both goalkeepers playing their hearts out to keep strikers at bay.

Brazil dominated much of the match against Mexico, but with four points each, both teams are in a good position to advance from the group.

Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa was the hero of the Mexican side as he saved a ferocious header from Neymar in the 26th minute and went on to thwart other goal-bound shots from other strikers.

Brazilian goalkeeper, Julio Cesar, also made brilliant saves to ensure a 0-0 draw for the two neighbours.

Both teams played a wide open game, making it perhaps one of the most exciting games so far played at the 2014 World Cup. The teams had numerous scoring chances throughout the 90 minutes.

In another match played Tuesday, Belgium beat Algeria 2-1.
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