Humble Mexico plans to attack 'best team in world' Brazil

Filipe Luis comes on for Marcelo in Brazil's last game

Filipe Luis comes on for Marcelo in Brazil's last game

Of course, Neymar and his Brazil side managed to scrape a 2-0 win against Mexico thanks to goals from himself and Roberto Firmino.

With the result, Brazil booked a place in the quarterfinals against either Belgium and Japan in the day's other last 16 game in Rostov Arena.

With most popular teams including Germany, Argentina, Portugal and Spain exiting the World Cup early - soccer fans had pinned their hope on the five-time champions.

Thoughts on Neymar's post-match comments after the 2-0 win?

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

"Brazil is a great team".

Brazil Player Ratings: How did Philippe Coutinho, Neymar and co get on against Mexico? "Some goal celebration that would be against them", one fan wrote.

Will Neymar continue Brazil's march toward glory, or will Mexico's underdog run progress further? And then, in an instant, he opened up a Mexico defence that had been so excellent to that point with a clever backheel to Willian.

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.

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Mexico never really recovered from that. This could've been another of them if it hadn't been for Ochoa who, just like four years ago, kept denying nearly every Brazilian on the pitch.

In the scorching conditions in Samara, the Mexicans, who started with 39-year-old Rafael Marquez, made a frenetic start but were unable to convert their chances.

The debate will now rage as to whether Neymar overreacted to Miguel Layun's stray foot - the Mexico man certainly seemed to have stood on the Brazilian's ankle - when it should be zeroing in on what was arguably one of his most effective performances for the Selecao. Television pictures showed a slight brush on his ankle but his reaction seemed like he'd been run over by a vehicle.

"The most unfortunate moment for us was the game against Sweden", said Layun. It's a shame for football.

"Anyone who has seen the game knows exactly what I'm referring to".

A Tite press conference is entertaining even for those who don't speak Portuguese.

"He has to play ball and I will talk about it, the referees will do the refereeing and everyone will do what they have to do".

That is not to say that they were not under the cosh in the early stages, however, as Hirving Lozano had an effort blocked after two minutes, as did Hector Herrera, but as the first half wore on, Brazil got on top in the stifling Samara heat. I am entitled to give my opinion but I didn't mention him (Neymar) by name.

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