June 17, 2014

Mexico 0, Brazil 0: Wide-open, back-and-forth battle for 90 minutes, but at the end both teams remain tied atop Group A with four points, needing only a draw in their next game to seem through to the elimination rounds.  This was the sort of effort fans of the sport have been anticipating from the Tricolores ever since they upset the Brazilians in the gold medal game of the 2012 Summer Olympics, and it seems hard to believe that it required a last-minute goal by the US in what was for them a meaningless qualifier just to get Mexico into the tournament last year.

Also, apparently Gordon Banks came out of retirement to suit up for the Mexicans this afternoon:

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