FIFA Confederations Cup: Brazil vs Mexico [19/06/2013] At 8pm

at 04:06 PM, 19/06/2013 (5 years ago)
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«§» 19 June 2013

The Confederations Cup hosts made a strong statement by dismantling Japan in their group opener, and will look to put el Tri to the sword to book their place in the last four. But while Brazil could clinch a semi-final berth with victory, Mexico face a win or bust scenario, as such a result will all but confirm their elimination from the tournament after a 2-1 reverse to Italy on Sunday.

What's your take on tonight's game?

BRAZIL

César
Alves • Silva • Luiz • Marcelo
Hulk • Gustavo • Paulinho • Oscar
Neymar • Fred

MEXICO

Corona
Mier • Moreno • Rodríguez • Salcido
Zavala • Torrado
Santos • Aquino • Guardado
Hernández



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franel at 04:07 PM, 19/06/2013 (5 years ago)
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DID YOU KNOW?
   
Mexico emerged victorious in the last full international between these two sides, defeating Brazil 2-0 in Texas last June.

    El Tri also dispatched Selecao 2-1 in the final of the men’s football tournament at the 2012 summer Olympic Games.

    Fourteen players from the gold medal game will make the trip to Fortaleza on Wednesday, though Leandro Damiao, who topped the scoring charts in London, was ruled out of Brazil’s Confederations Cup squad through injury.

       
Brazil have won 14 of the 23 clashes between the two sides, outscoring Mexico 44 goals to 25 in the process.

Julio Cesar and Thiago Silva, on 70 and 65 caps respectively, are the only players in the Brazil squad to top a half century of appearances for the senior national team.

By contrast, Mexico can list eight squad members who have played more than 50 international games, with Gerardo Torrado and Carlos Salcido boasting 255 caps between them – while Andres Guardado is five away from his century.

At 25. Javier Hernandez (pictured, left) is already the fifth highest Mexican goalscorer of all time, with 33 strikes in 51 matches, and needs only 13 more goals to equal Jared Borgetti’s record tally of 46.

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franel at 08:19 PM, 19/06/2013 (5 years ago)
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Brazil (1) vs Mexico (0)
Goal scored by Neymar
@ 9 mins. of play

What a miss! Almost an equalizer from the Mexicans.
Though Brazilians seems to be controlling the game.

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franel at 11:24 PM, 19/06/2013 (5 years ago)
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Brazil (2) vs Mexico (0)
Goal scored by Jo
@ 90′ +3 mins. of play

Neymar with a bit of skill to bamboozle the defence and set up Jo to tap in.

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franel at 11:40 PM, 19/06/2013 (5 years ago)
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Italy (0) vs Japan (1)
Penalty Goal scored by Keisuke Honda
@ 21 mins. of play

Japan are really dominating the game here though Balotelli has made 2 chances but all went for none. Italy (0) vs Japan (1)
 
And the Man U dude, Shinji Kagawa ain't doing badly.

Woo woo woo! What!
Italy (0) vs Japan (2)
Goal scored by Shinji Kagawa
@ 33 mins. of play

Shame should be on the Italians as the Japanese are really showing up  superiority over them.

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franel at 11:49 PM, 19/06/2013 (5 years ago)
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Italy (1) vs Japan (2)
Goal scored by Daniele De Rossi
@ 41 mins. of play

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franel at 12:17 AM, 20/06/2013 (5 years ago)
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Woo! What a comeback!
Italy (3) vs Japan (2)
Own Goal scored by Atsuto Uchida
@ 50 mins. of play
&
Penalty Goal scored by Mario Balotelli
@ 52 mins. of play

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franel at 12:29 AM, 20/06/2013 (5 years ago)
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Tell me something!
Italy (3) vs Japan (3)
Goal scored by Shinji Okazaki
@ 69 mins. of play

Very Entertaining!

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franel at 12:46 AM, 20/06/2013 (5 years ago)
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The Japanese are really hitting hard, it will be so unfortunate if they loss this match.
And for the record, Mario Balotelli has never missed any penalty shot. He has taken 19 penalties and scored the whole 19.
Oh yeah, they've lost it.
Italy (4) vs Japan (3)
Goal scored by Sebastian Giovinco
@ 86 mins.

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franel at 01:48 AM, 20/06/2013 (5 years ago)
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VIDEO: Brazil 2-0 Mexico (Confederation Cup 2013) – All Goals & Highlights

Neymar scored a fantastic first and set up a late second for Jo as Brazil beat Mexico 2-0 to move on to the verge of a semi-final spot.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8d9SPJi1H8" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8d9SPJi1H8</a>

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franel at 03:26 PM, 20/06/2013 (5 years ago)
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VIDEO: Italy vs Japan 4-3 (Confederations Cup 2013) – All Goals & Highlights

Italy knocked Japan out of the Confederations Cup and booked their place in the semi-finals in a hugely entertaining game.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOLvmrkfX7c" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOLvmrkfX7c</a>

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