A Toss Up: Brazil vs. MexicoPublished June 17, 2014 by OCR Editor
Both Mexico and Brazil have proven that they are for real and they go head to head from Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza at 9:00pm UK time.
The winner tonight will advance to the next round! That is the only thought that is going through the minds of both Brazil and Mexico. The teams both have 3 points after beating Croatia and Cameroon respectively but tonight is a whole different story as we have seen first hand the power that Brazil and Mexico have on their roster. These teams have met 38 times in the past and Brazil is on top of the win ration 22-10 with 6 draws.
Stepping Up Their Games
Brazil was a little flat in their opener against Croatia. They didn't look like a team that could win this tournament, especially after the form we saw the Netherlands in against Spain. The penalty shot scored by Neymar in the game was questionable to say the least and Brazil's defense was not up to par and will not continue to win games against real contenders in this year's tournament. Oscar and Neymar were in good form against Croatia but need the rest of the team to join in if they want any chance tonight against Mexico.
On the road to the world cup, Mexico did not play like they deserved to be there. They lost to Bosnia-Herzegovina and to Portugal but have turned it on for the real thing. In 2012, Mexico beat Brazil to win the Olympics that year and if their first game against Cameroon was any evidence about the type of team we are dealing with, Brazil will need some divine intervention if they want to win. All eyes should be on Dos Santos tonight as the experienced striker could dance around the Brazilian defenders and put a couple balls in the back of the net. Keep an eye out from Raul Jimenex and Oribe Peralta to have strong games as well.