Neymar Had His Ankle Stepped On, Then Stepped on Mexico's Throat
Neymar Had His Ankle Stepped On, Then Stepped on Mexico's Throat
Thiago Silva celebrates with Neymar after scoring during the match between Serbia and Brazil EFE
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'sNeymar 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".
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.
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'sMiguel 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.
That means the DirecTV Now packages that currently cost $35, $50, $60, and $70 a month will go up to $40, $55, $65, and $75. AT&T confirmed the price increase to Ars Technica and said it began informing customers of the increase this past weekend.
Staff at the aquarium fed Paul mussels carrying the colours of either Germany or their opponents during the competition. Paul passed away peacefully in his aquarium at the Sea Life Center in Oberhausen in 2012.
The heat is hanging in there but take heart - it was a mere 18 C at dawn Tuesday and daytime highs will stay in the 20s by Friday. Meanwhile, the the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) has prolonged their extended heat warning.
Brooke and Stefanie's father, George Schaffer, and their brother, George Jr., are traveling to be with them in the Bahamas. Several people were injured in the blast. "The kind words and prayers are very much needed and appreciated", it reads.
Germany has to accept "that it is a migration country and that it has to decide whom to keep and whom to send out", Fricke added. The conflict had nearly toppled Germany's ruling coalition comprised of CDU, CSU and the Social Democratic Party (SPD).
As per reports, Mumbai is receiving heavy rains from last night and residents are facing difficulties to deal with daily tasks. The Commissioner of Railway Safety will investigate the incident which has triggered a blame-game between the WR and the BMC.
Jesse Lingard says that England will be wary of Radamel Falcao despite the Colombian's disappointing season at Old Trafford . Even England's 13.3 shots per game, eighth-best in the group stage, is skewed by piling up 18 shots against Tunisia.
James had been linked to several franchises, with the Philadelphia 76ers and Houston Rockets reportedly in the running. With PG13 staying in OKC, the only hopes for LeBron to sniff a ring is if the Lakers trade for Kawhi Leonard .
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
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.