Neymar leads Brazil into seventh straight quarterfinal

Neymar leads Brazil into seventh straight quarterfinal

Neymar leads Brazil into seventh straight quarterfinal

The goals made Brazil the World Cup all-time scoring leader with 228 goals, surpassing Germany with 226.

In their four previous World Cup matches with Mexico, Brazil have never conceded a goal against El Tri, outscoring them 11-0 in those encounters. Off a quick counter attack, Neymar backheeled to Willian who returned a lovely pass back to a sliding Neymar who poked the ball in for the 1-0 lead.

Brazil had to wait until the 88th minute to put the match to bed as Neymar was the architect, crossing for Firmino to tap the ball home.

Belgium was one of only three teams to win all three group games and topped the tournament scoring list with nine goals in the group stage.

Neymar said: "Mexico is a good team, but they talked too much before the game, now they have to pack their bags and go home" and winked to the camera to sign off the interview. It turned out to be pure histrionics.

Layun insisted he didn't intentionally step on Neymar, and the Mexico wing-back made clear his opinion of his opponent's reaction.

Neymar writhed on the floor after clashing with Miguel Layun who seemingly stamped on his shin on the touchline in the 70th minute.

With the win the Seleção will now face the victor of the Belgium-Japan match on Friday, July 6th.

Brazil quickly looked for a second but Ochoa was keeping Mexico in the game, firstly keeping out a first-time strike from Paulinho from 12 yards before tipping a fizzing effort from Willian over the crossbar.

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

Brazil's forward Neymar eyes the ball during the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Brazil and Mexico at the Samara Arena in Samara on July 2, 2018.

VAR decided against any punishment for Layun, but Neymar also escaped without seeing a yellow card for simulation that would have seen him banned for the quarter-finals. "I think this is a real shame for football, especially for kids who are watching because this this has to be a sport of virility, of determination, a man's sport, like other games, and not a charade".

"You have to remember the clubs [the Brazil players] play in; going toe-to-toe speaks well of Mexican football".

This year's World Cup had started so promisingly for Mexico. (Osorio refused to confirm he was talking about Neymar but fooled nobody.) It was a fair comment but on the flip side, individual quality is what draws so many youngsters into a World Cup and Neymar was at his jet-heeled best here.

"We knew he would need to play a few games, but he's back".

Neymar's right-foot shot was stopped by Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa only moments before the Brazil playmaker rolled a pass to Philippe Coutinho, who fired over the goal in the 26th minute. Tite came to join him.

Brazil advanced to a Friday quarterfinal in Kazan, Russia, against the victor of Monday's Belgium-Japan game.

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