World Cup: Brazil beat Mexico 2-0 to qualify for quarter-finals

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Neymar Jr of Brazil celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico (Getty Images)
Neymar Jr of Brazil celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico (Getty Images)

SAMARA, Russia (AFP) — Neymar and Roberto Firmino scored the goals as Brazil beat Mexico 2-0 in Samara on Monday to reach the World Cup quarter-finals, where they will play Belgium or Japan.

The opening goal came in the 51st minute, when Neymar slid in to convert Willian’s cross, and substitute Firmino scored a late second to seal the win as Neymar turned provider.

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