Mexico eliminated from 2018 World Cup after 2-0 loss to Brazil

Brazil will look to avoid the fate of teams like Germany Spain Portugal and Argentina when they take on Mexico in the FIFA World Cup round of 16 clash on Monday

Brazil will look to avoid the fate of teams like Germany Spain Portugal and Argentina when they take on Mexico in the FIFA World Cup round of 16 clash on Monday

Brazil right-back Danilo will be available to face Mexico in their World Cup last-16 clash, but Marcelo's status is in doubt and Douglas Costa is out, according to the team doctor.

Brazil roared in the World Cup quarter-finals with a 2-0 victory over Mexico on Monday as Neymar shone with a goal and an assist that dumped the central Americans out at the last 16 stage for the seventh straight occasion.

A glaring spotlight had been on Neymar after his opening three performances saw him miss a litany of chances, frequently squander possession and spend far too long on the turf.

Ochoa's resolve was finally breached through Neymar, who tucked home Willian's cross with an outstretched leg on 51 minutes.

Brazil upped the ante, by the 20th minute, but Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa kept Brazil at bay, as he had done four years ago.

Despite going out once more in the fourth game of the World Cup, Osorio believes his charges can be proud of their campaign and how it ended.

Minutes after the restart Brazil took the lead in exquisite fashion with Neymar starting and ending the move.

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Mexico were the story of the tournament after two games, beating defending champions Germany 1-0 on the first day and getting past South Korea 2-1 the next match.

Jesus went close again in the 33rd minute, finding space in a crowded area and drilling in a left-footed strike that Ochoa palmed away.

Otherwise Brazil are unchanged, Manchester City striker Gabriel leading their attack in front of Willian, Philippe Coutinho and Neymar.

Neymar's back-heel on the edge of the area teed up the Chelsea man for a burst into the box and his scuffed cross was slid into an empty net by the Paris Saint-Germain forward, who had ghosted in unmarked at the back post.

Paulinho nearly doubled the lead before the hour, but his shot inside the box was kept out by the excellent Ochoa, who then had to tip Willian's fizzing drive over the bar.

Neymar scored the opening goal to help ensure Brazil's Russian Federation 2018 journey continued.

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