“A 0-0 is never a good result but it reflects how evenly contested this game was. This continues to evolve, keeping the same system for the last 20 games. The team’s doing well,” said.
A pure nailbiter at a scoreless match is a rare chance, but Brazil and Mexico just proved neither of them had enough water to put out each other’s fire power. The two favorites remain on the top spots for Group A after a draw today, June 17, at the Estadio Castelao Fortaleza.
Mexico had a weak performance for their qualifying campaign, but for this game against the World Cup’s host, Brazil, turned the tables for them. It was through the efforts of dynamic goal keeper Guillermo ‘Memo’ Ochoa, that the Mexicans put on a great show that held back the Brazilians.
“This is special, it’s for my family. They’re the ones who are there for me in the good times and the bad. Of course it was worth the wait [to play in a FIFA World Cup]. I never doubted my ability,” said Ochoa.
Moreover, Brazil’s controversial win against Croatia in the first day did not do well for their reputation. The game today was not that impressive as their past performances in the World Cup. Fans expecxted more from the world champions.
Every one of their fourteen attempts to score a goal, from various team members especially Neymar, were ultimately denied by Ochoa and his fast reflexes.
But the Brazilians’ efforts today just suggested that they still have a run for this year’s World Cup. It is too early to make predictions on who will survive the Group A clash, but the team seriously needed more conditioning to live up to their victorious history.
On the other hand, other teams should really watch out for The El Tri.