Sunday, 18 November, 2018

Neymar Had His Ankle Stepped On, Then Stepped on Mexico's Throat

Thiago Silva celebrates with Neymar after scoring during the match Thiago Silva celebrates with Neymar after scoring during the match between Serbia and Brazil EFE
Andrew Wong | 03 July, 2018, 19:10

Mexico have reached the last-16 in their previous six World Cups but have not made the last eight since 1986.

Brazil's Neymar celebrates at the end of the round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena on Monday. Both teams slogged through a scoreless first half in which Mexico did not put a shot on goal and Brazil tested Mexican keeper Guillermo Ochoa three times.

Brazil are aiming to emulate the many great teams before them, while putting behind the heartache they suffered at the tournament they hosted four years ago, when Germany destroyed them 7-1 in the semi-finals. Mexico fans made their presence felt in Russia with their traveling fan base and celebrations out on the Russian streets.

The five-time winners also surpassed Germany's World Cup record of 226 World Cup goals, moving on to 228 after Neymar and Firmino's strikes.

At a post-match press conference he said, "I would like to thank all of our fans".

Trump calls 'Mexico's Trump,' expects good relations with President-elect Andres Lopez Obrador
Retired Susana Zuniga beamed as she said the country was experiencing a moment similar to the Mexican Revolution a century ago. This was the largest election in Mexico's history, with more than 3,400 local, state and federal positions up for grabs.

Midfielders Genki Haraguchi and Takashi Inui scored in the 48th and 52nd minutes to give Japan a surprising 2-0 lead.

He scored the game's first goal and assisted its second but received plenty of criticism for the way he went down when challenged.

Brazil seemed rattled by Mexico's pace early on but they settled down and picked the Mexicans apart in the second-half with Neymar scoring in the 51st minute, putting the finishing touches to a move started by him, before he set up substitute Roberto Firmino late on to put Mexico out of their misery.

"We wasted a lot of time because of one single player", Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio said, without naming Neymar.

It was a choking blow for Mexico, who had been the better side for the opening half an hour, pegging Brazil back and creating several half chances.

Trump inching closer to selecting Justice Kennedy's replacement
The president nominated 34 judges to the United States Court of Appeals, and the Senate has already confirmed 20. The president has a list of 25 candidates, which he said he has narrowed down to five, including two women.

The breakthrough came shortly after half-time when Willian fired in a risky cross from the left after speeding past Ayala, with Neymar sliding in behind team-mate Gabriel Jesus to poke Brazil in front.

"We had control of the match, but to me it is just shameful that so much time could be lost over one player", Osorio told reporters, referencing Neymar's reaction to Mexico's Miguel Layun stepping on his ankle in the 72nd minute.

The victor of this match will instantly become one of the favorites to win the World Cup with Germany, Argentina, Portugal and Spain having already been eliminated.

"He" s wriggling around as if a crocodile has bitten him", BBC commentator Conor McNamara said.

This year's World Cup had started so promisingly for Mexico.

Trump says he’ll announce Supreme Court pick July 9
Trump said he would make his announcement on July 9, the day before he is scheduled to leave on a presidential trip to Europe. Trump has already spoken with many candidates on his list, and will likely interview the finalists again, officials said.

Whatever your take, the Neymar show will roll into Kazan on Friday looking its slickest for some months.

Recommended

Scientists Observe A Planet Being Formed For The Very First Time Scientists Observe A Planet Being Formed For The Very First Time Such features were known previously, but this is the first time the planet causing one has been directly detected. The image was captured by the Sphere instrument of the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope .

Facebook reveals data-sharing partnerships, ties to Chinese firms Facebook reveals data-sharing partnerships, ties to Chinese firms It also certainly doesn't gel with the EU's new General Data Protection Regulation, which came into effect in late May. Some BlackBerry devices appeared to access several categories of data, including messages.

Belgium and Brazil into World Cup quarter-final Belgium and Brazil into World Cup quarter-final On 4 June in Saitama, Japan and Belgium drew 2-2, as Japan became the first Asian host country to play a World Cup match. Which TV channels will broadcast the FIFA World Cup 2018 Brazil vs Mexico, Belgium vs Japan football matches in India?

Manchester United to sign Lyon star Nabil Fekir ahead of Liverpool Manchester United to sign Lyon star Nabil Fekir ahead of Liverpool According to Twitter user Matthew Ordish , Milner was the only man to run laps at 24MKH during the squad's lactate threshold test. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has welcomed new signings Naby Keita and Fabinho.

Dead woman found alive inside mortuary Dead woman found alive inside mortuary The Gauteng district health department is to investigate the incident. "There is no proof of any negligence by our crew‚" he said. In 2016 another road accident victim, from KwaZulu Natal, was declared dead, only to be found breathing the next day.

Australian archbishop sentenced to yearlong detention over sex abuse cover up Australian archbishop sentenced to yearlong detention over sex abuse cover up But Stone adjourned the matter until August 14 to assess whether Wilson was suitable to serve the sentence at his sister's home. Maitland-Newcastle Bishop Bill Wright said Wilson as a bishop had taken vigorous action against child abusers.

Anil Agarwal’s family trust agrees to buy rest of Vedanta Anil Agarwal’s family trust agrees to buy rest of Vedanta The committee added it would be recommending the cash offer because of the certainty it provided and the "attractive" valuation. The proposed offer does not affect Indian unit Vedanta Ltd, in which Vedanta Resources is the largest shareholder.

Swiss set up Sweden clash after pulsating draw Swiss set up Sweden clash after pulsating draw "We turned over too much possession and lost too many one-on-one situations", Petkovic said. Switzerland advanced into the round of 16 with the draw.

European Union leaders defend migration deal as snag emerges European Union  leaders defend migration deal as snag emerges The resettlement or relocation of migrants across the bloc is expected to be done on a voluntary basis amid the lack of consensus. The Eastern Europeans made sure that the "controlled centers" would not be forced on any countries that don't want them.

Protesters stopped as Hong Kong marks handover to China Protesters stopped as Hong Kong marks handover to China Hundreds of police were deployed as some demonstrators marched with yellow umbrellas, a symbol of democratic activism in the city. Under the so-called "one country, two systems" formula , Hong Kong enjoys a high degree of autonomy but not full democracy.

Belgium's Eden Hazard says Wales Euro 2016 defeat haunted him against Japan Belgium's Eden Hazard says Wales Euro 2016 defeat haunted him against Japan While Honda was dignified in defeat, Japan are entitled to feel they deserved better after a superbly disciplined performance. In the 74th, Eden Hazard's cross was met by Fellaini, who equalised from close range with a powerful header.

Jamie Redknapp hails Harry Kane as England's answer to Messi and Ronaldo Jamie Redknapp hails Harry Kane as England's answer to Messi and Ronaldo Along with Sweden , Russia, Colombia, England and Croatia, Switzerland make up what is percieved as an under-strength half of the tournament.

Century’s longest lunar eclipse on July 27 Century’s longest lunar eclipse on July 27 The next total lunar eclipse that will be viewable from the United States is just seven months away, coming on January 20, 2019 . The eclipse will be mainly visible in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australasia, as well as some parts of South America.

Light's 9-Lens Camera Phone Could Even Score with DSLRs Light's 9-Lens Camera Phone Could Even Score with DSLRs Now, according to the latest news from Washington Post , Light is developing a smartphone with 9 cameras . There are less camera units on the phone equivalent but plenty of other tech inside.

Melania Trump earned at least $100,000 in photo royalties in 2017 Melania Trump earned at least $100,000 in photo royalties in 2017 In a normal agreement, the photographer gets a royalty and the agency receives a fee every time the photo is used. None who responded to comment seemed aware of the coverage prohibition, including NBC News .