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That fraught relationship has been transformed into a love affair in Russian Federation, where Mexico stunned 2014 World Cup champion Germany and then dispatched South Korea, 2-1, to close in on a place in the round of 16. With coach Juan Carlos Osorio managing a brilliant tournament in which he's been tactically flexible and made all the right moves, Mexico stunned reigning champion Germany 1-0 in its opener, then beat a physical South Korean team 2-1 in a game in which the Koreans seemed more intent on fouling than scoring.
"I'm so incredibly proud, moved nearly, by the thought of how we performed in the match".
The team won both its first matches in the tournament but has never achieved three consecutive victories in a World Cup. Should he play, all eyes will be on the forward's response to the racist social media abuse he received in the wake of the incident that prompted Sweden's squad to issue a united condemnation of the perpetrators.
"We want the players to recover mentally and physically (from this match)".
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"My dream, along with that of my teammates, is for us to stay here until the very last day".
Goalkeeper Ochoa during this morning's game. "We are highly motivated, we're very, very confident", he said.
Hernandez needs one goal to make him Mexico's all-time leading scorer in World Cup play with five.
In the end, Mexico could not get on the scoresheet to add to their goal tally, with the game finish 3-0 although they did finish after Germany had lost 2-0 to Korea Republic.
Star striker Javier Hernandez became the first to score 50 goals in a Mexican jersey when he struck against South Korea - his 104th global appearance. Once again the players have been highlighting the importance and value of the strong unity within the group.
Costa Rica's Bryan Ruiz put the penalty kick off the crossbar, but the ball redirected down and off the back of the head of a diving Sommer, ricocheting into the net as an own goal. In case of a draw or a loss, their chances will depend on whether South Korea manage to beat Germany in the other Group F match.
I think everyone has a soft spot for their last 16 opponents Mexico and not just because their fans have brightened up the event. He said: "At that time, Spanish teams were favourites but, to use a Russian expression, "anyone can be God if he tries to".
It is the fourth time in the last five World Cups that the defending champions have been eliminated in the group stage. They have far more quality than South Korea in their squad and should secure a comfortable victory in this one.
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He first flopped to the ground in front of goal , hoping to draw a penalty. " Brazil sank Costa Rica when it hurt the most". But back home, there was a special pair of Brazil fans who celebrated Coutinho's opener like no other.
If they can come through Saturday's tie, they may even start to believe that they can go all the way and win a third World Cup, a first since 1950. "Nine of the players on the pitch for Portugal are European champions, so that speaks of the quality, and we have been preparing for quite a while".
This match could well be a dud. "That would mean we top the group and we would go into whatever game we go into moving forward". If you do not play to win, you are cheating your opponents, deceiving those who are watching, and also fooling yourself.
England's impressive start in Russian Federation means they are already within sight of their record for goals at a World Cup . Senegal and Japan are now best placed to escape the group after Poland and Colombia suffered defeats in their opening games.
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