FT: Brazil 0 Mexico 0

FULL-TIME: The referee brings the game to an end as it finishes 0-0 and it is no more than Mexico deserved against a below-par Brazil.

Guardado picks out Jimenez wide on the right and he fires in a shot which Cesar pushes away.

There will be three minutes of added time at the end of the 90 minutes.

Good effort from Guardado as he cuts in from the left and lashes in a shot which just flies over the top with Cesar at full stretch.

Jimenez goes straight up the other end to win a corner for Mexico.

Penalty claims for Brazil as Marcelo goes down in the box under pressure from Jimenez, but the referee waves away their appeals.

From the resulting free-kick Ochoa produces a brilliant reaction save to keep out Silva's close-range headers from Neymar's cross.

Gustavo wins a free-kick wide on the left after being fouled by Rodriguez.

Brazil also make their final change as Oscar is replaced by Chelsea team-mate Willian.

Mexico make another change as Dos Santos is replaced by Raul Jimenez

Brazil break straight up the other end by Ochoa is quickly off his line to collect the ball ahead of Jo.

Dos Santos steps up to take the free-kick, but is blocked by Luiz.

Great chance for Mexico from the free-kick right on the edge of the box.

Thiago Silva is booked for a late tackle on Hernandez.

Hernandez gets on the end of a cross from the left from Layun, but is unable to direct his effort on target.

Great tackle by Moreno on Alves right on the edge of the box. He had to time that one right.

Mexico make another change as Herrera is replaced by Marco Fabian.

Jo beats the Mexico offside trap to latch onto Bernard's pass, but he drags his effort across the face of goal and wide of the target.

Good defending from Luiz to take the ball off Hernandez inside his own box.

Some tired bodies out there as we enter the final 15 minutes.

Mexico make a change as Javier Hernandez comes on for Peralta

Alves finds space down the right, but Rodriguez clears his cross with his head.

Oscar picks out Luiz's run into the box, but the big defender misses his shot and the chance goes a begging.

The impressive Ochoa eases the pressure on the Mexico defence as he collects a cross from Alves.

Neymar goes close to scoring as he brings the ball down in the box onto his left foot and fires in a shot which Ochoa superbly keeps out.

Brazil make another change and Fred is replaced by Jo.

Mexico on top with Brazil looking a bit tired.

Neymar steps up and curls his shot wide of the target with Ochoa having the effort covered in any case.

Shooting chance for Brazil from the free-kick.

Vazquez is the latest player to be booked for a foul on Neymar.

Dos Santos gets to the byline, but his cross is collected by Cesar.

Brazil are failing to close down Mexico on the edge of the box and Guardado drags his effort wide of the target.

An hour gone and frustration is beginning to build as Brazil have failed to start this second half.

Aguilar is booked for a late tackle on Bernard.

Mexico are getting closer and Herrera finds space on the edge of the box and fires in a shot which just goes over the top.

Good run from Dos Santos as he cuts in from the right, but his shot is deflected and it rolls into the arms of Cesar.

Not far away from Vazquez as his left-footed from the edge of the box flies just over the crossbar.

The corner comes to nothing as Paulinho clears the danger.

Guardado's shot is deflected behind for a corner as Mexico step up the pressure.

Marcelo goes down, but the referee tells him to get to his feet feeling he dived.

Wasteful from Aguilar as his intended pass is too long and runs out of play for a goalkick.

Brazil work the corner short to Oscar who fires his shot well over the top.

Bernard gets in down the right from Alves' pass, but his cross towards Neymar is cleared by Rodriguez.

Marquez is down and in need of treatment after being caught by Silva, but he looks like he will be ok to continue.

RESTART: Mexico get the second half underway

Brazil are going to make a change at the break with Bernard replacing Ramires.

HALF-TIME: The two teams go into the break 0-0 as Mexico have frustrated Brazil in the opening 45 minutes

There will be one minute of added time at the end of the first half.

From the resulting free-kick Guardado overcooks his cross and it goes straight out of play.

The first booking of the game as Ramires is cautioned for his foul on Aguilar.

Brazil miss a great chance to break the deadlock as Thiago Silva chests the ball into the path of Paulinho who sees his close-range superbly kept out by Ochoa.

Alves wins a free-kick after being caught by Guardado much to the dismay of Mexico coach Miguel Herrera

Mexico go close as Vazquez is teed up on the edge of the box by Layun and his shot flies just wide of the target with Cesar at full stretch to try and get to the ball.

Gustavo is down and in need of treatment after coming off second best in challenge with Herrera.

Marcelo finds space on the left and fires in a shot wide of the target.

Guardado's free-kick is cleared by Thiago Silva as far as Layun on the edge of the box who blasts his effort well over the top.

Mexico win a free-kick wide on the left as Alves brings down Layun. Decent chance to get a ball into the box for Mexico.

From the second corner from Neymar Fred gets his head on the ball, but it is straight at Ochoa

Brazil win a corner as Vazquez tackles Alves.

Great run from Neymar as he cuts in from the left before Moreno stops him in his tracks and clears the ball.

Lovely skill from Dos Santos as he loses Luiz, but Thiago Silva is on the cover to clear the danger.

Half an hour gone and it remains 0-0 with Neymar going the closest to breaking the deadlock.

Oscar tries his luck from the edge of the box, but his shot is easily saved by Ochoa.

Marcelo tries to find Fred's run on the edge of the box, but the striker fails to collect the pass and the ball runs though to Ochoa.

Great header from Neymar from Alves' cross from the right, but an even better save from Ochoa to claw away the ball at his right-hand post. Best chance of the game so far.

Great effort from Herrera from the edge of the box which forces Cesar to tip over the bar, but incredibly none of the officials spot the touch by the Brazil keeper and fail to award Mexico a corner.

Marquez is down and in need of treatment after a clash with Neymar.

Good run from Peralta inside the box, but Thiago Silva makes a good challenge from rob the Mexico forward.

Fred again caught offside as he tries to latch onto Ramires' pass on the edge of the box.

20 minutes gone and it will be Mexico who will be happier of the two sides so far.

Alves catches Layun in an aerial challenge, but escapes any action from the referee.

Good defending again from Mexico as they again catch Fred in an offside position.

Ambitious effort from Gustavo from fully 30 yards and it flies well wide of the target.

Neymar's free-kick into the box is poor and is cleared by Aguilar

Great skill from Neymar before he is fouled by Rodriguez. Mexico not afraid of putting in a challenge tonight.

Brazil camped in the Mexico half now, but no clear goalscoring opportunities so far.

Great block from Moreno to stop Fred's intended shot from Neymar's pass.

Alves is lucky to escape a booking after a late tackle on Guardado as he only gets a ticking off from the referee.

Mexico more than holding their own in the early exchanges and making it hard for Brazil to get through.

Fred fires Oscar's cross into the side netting, but it would not have counted anyway if he had scored as he was flagged offside.

Ten minutes gone and it has been a fast and frenetic start to the game with no chances for either side.

Luiz does take the free-kick, but is poor and is blocked before being cleared.

Neymar fouled by Dos Santos to give Brazil a free-kick 40 yards from goal. Luiz might fancy a shot at goal.

Neymar tackled by his own player Fred as he tries to find some space on the edge of the box and the move breaks down.

Layun brings down Gustavo and it won't be long before the first booking if it carries on like this.

Thiago Silva concedes the first corner of the game and Mexico work it short before it is cleared by Alves.

Very feisty early on here as Paulinho is pulled up for pulling back the shirt of Guardado to give Mexico the chance to deliver a ball into the box which Luiz heads away.

A few early challenges going in from Mexico and the referee Cuneyt Cakir is calling for the Mexico players to keep it cool after Neymar was caught by a late challenge by Rodriguez

KICK-OFF:Brazil get the game underway in front of a packed stadium.

The Mexico players in a huddle before kick-off.

Neymar in tears after the national anthem - amazing atmosphere.

The Brazilian national athem is sang passionately by the players and fans inside the stadium. Great atmosphere building up.

Jordan Green is going against the grain and is predicting a 2-1 win for Mexico.

The two teams lining up for the national atthems and Neymar and Dani Alves showing off new hair styles

Here come the two teams as we get close to kick-off.

Faisal Ahmed via Twitter is going for an easy 4-0 win for Brazil with Neymar (2), Marcelo and Paulinho on the mark.

This is the second game to be played at Estadio Castelao this World Cup with Costa Rica beating Uruguay in the first. Could there be another shock on the cards tonight?

Are we expecting the trend of goals to continue tonight? It has been a very open and attacking World Cup to date.

Will Brazil miss Hulk in attack tonight and is Ramires the right replacement in Luiz Felipe Scolari's side?

Oribe Peralta is probably Mexico's dangerman and he scored the winner in their opening game against Cameroon.

Will Neymar again be the main man for Brazil? The Barcelona attacker has scored 33rd goals in 50 games for his country.

Brazil 1/3, Draw 4/1, Mexico 9/1

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Chris Green from Huddersfield is predicting a 2-0 victory for Brazil with Oscar grabbing a brace. Do Mexico have any chance of causing an upset?

James Cox is going for a 3-1 win to Brazil with Neymar bagging himself a hat-trick. What are you score predictions?

Opta Stats: Mexico have only beaten the Selecao once on Brazilian soil. It was on 31 October 1968 in a friendly (2-1).

Opta stats: Brazil and Mexico are meeting for the fourth time at the World Cup. The Selecao have won their three previous meetings with a combined score of 11-0

Brazil make one change from the side that saw off Croatia in the opening game of the tournament with Chelsea midfielder Ramires coming in for the injured Hulk.

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Mexico XI v Brazil: Ochoa, Layun, Rodriguez, Moreno, Marquez (c), Aguilar, Herrera, Guardado, Vazquez, Dos Santos, Peralta.

Brazil XI v Mexico: Julio Cesar, Dani Alves, Thiago Silva (c), David Luiz, Marcelo, Paulinho, Luiz Gustavo, Neymar, Oscar, Ramires, Fred.

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There are no fixtures at present.

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