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Starting XI: Brazil vs Mexico

2018 FIFA World Cup Starting XI: Brazil vs Mexico, 2 July 2018

By David Kappel - Jul 02, 2018 02:37 PM @kappilinho

Brazil will face Mexico in the next round of 16 clash at the FIFA World Cup in Russia, and will hope they can avoid an embarrassing exit similar to Spain or Germany's – here is how the two teams line up!

2018 World Cup, Round of 16

Teams: Brazil vs Mexico

Date: 2 July 2018

Time: 16:00

Venue: Samara Arena

Click through the gallery above to see Brazil's line-up!

The Selecao finished top of Group E with seven points, while Mexico ended up in second place in Group F after collecting two wins and one defeat.

Brazil stuttered in their opening game of the tournament against Switzerland, but have since beaten Costa Rica and Serbia, while Mexico set the World Cup alight with a 1-0 win over defending champions Germany in their first game, before collecting a 2-1 victory over Korea Republic.

They could have avoided the clash with the five-time world champions had they collected a point against Sweden, but, somewhat surprisingly, lost 3-0 to the European nation to drop to second place.

This will be the fifth meeting between the two sides at a World Cup, with Mexico yet to score a goal against the South American giants, and only collecting only one point so far.

Overall, Brazil have lost only one of their 24 games under Tite, winning 19 of those clashes and conceding only six goals throughout this run.

The Selecao will be without the injured Douglas Costa, while Mexico's Hector Moreno misses out due to suspension.

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Here is how they line up:

Brazil: Alisson; Fagner, Silva, Miranda, Filipe; Paulinho, Casemiro, Coutinho; Willian, Gabriel Jesus, Neymar

Mexico: Ochoa; Alvarez, Ayala, Salcedo, Gallardo; Rafa Marquez; Vela, Hector Herrera, Guardado, Lozano; Hernandez

Do you think Mexico can upset Brazil in this clash? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Nazo ke bafana Neymerrrrrrrrrr ladumaaaaaa!!
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In Coutinho i blv
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this world cup is written Croatia
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if mexico n japan wins today im going to collect my 4500 tomorrow....drag them mexico drag them
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Go Mexico Go!
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I feel sorry for my Coutinho because these Mexicans are a hard nut to crack.I see them marching on to the quarter finals
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Soccer Laduma Hates me #kby. Jul 02, 2018 03:41 PM
Another upset today, since Germany, Portugal, Spain, Argentina and Denmark are gone Brazil is next, l pray that they get a hiding and pack their bags and hit the road.
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My Samba Boys
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The coach must start with Fermino instead of Jesus,
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Rafael Marques the 0ld cr0ck.
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Brazil
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all the best to mexico
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Coutinho and Neymar

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