It’s 0-0 in the Mexico vs Brazil game on Tuesday despite good shots from both sides.
Neymar and Jose Juan Vazquez are among the players to let loose shots on goal, but none of the players have ultimately succeeded in knocking the ball into the net.
Mexico’s goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa in particular has made several athletic saves to keep his team on even ground.
Ramires for Brazil got a yellow card late in the first half. Others could have been given out but were not.
In the second half, Mexico had the upper hand for a while and got most of the shots on goal, but Brazil began a furious attack on goal, launching about half-a-dozen shots in the space of 15-20 minutes.
Guillermo Ochoa made a series of strong saves to keep the game at a draw.
See an Associated Press story from before the match below.
FORTALEZA, Brazil—Brazil will be without striker Hulk in the Group A match against Mexico on Tuesday.
Hulk has been sidelined because he did not fully recover from a muscle injury in his left leg. He will be replaced by Ramires.
The rest of the Brazil squad is the same that defeated Croatia 3-1 in the opener in Sao Paulo, with Neymar and Oscar leading the Luiz Felipe Scolari’s team.
Mexico coach Miguel Herrera is keeping the same lineup from the 1-0 win over Cameroon in its opening match in the northeastern city of Natal.
Giovani dos Santos will be leading Mexico in its attempt to upset the hosts and move into a good position to advance to the second round.
The winner of Tuesday’s match in Fortaleza will be guaranteed a spot in the next round if Cameroon and Croatia draw on Wednesday in the jungle city of Manaus.
Brazil: Julio Cesar, Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Marcelo, Luiz Gustavo, Paulinho, Oscar, Ramires, Neymar, Fred.
Mexico: Guillermo Ochoa, Francisco Rodriguez, Rafael Marquez, Hector Moreno, Miguel Layun, Paul Aguilar, Jose Vazquez, Andres Guardado, Hector Herrera, Giovani Dos Santos, Oribe Peralta.