Willian (left) plays the ball in for Neymar (far right) to score during the World Cup round of 16 match against Mexico at the Samara Arena. Photograph: Tatyana Zenkovich/EPA

Brazil 2 Mexico 0 Mexico’s World Cup began with tears of joy against Germany, and ended with them choking back the bile against Brazil, after a displ(...)

Sweden celebrate after winning their Group F encounter with mexico at the 2018 World Cup to advance to the round of 16. Photo: Eduardo Verdugo/AP Photo

Sweden 3 Mexico 0 Devastated on the pitch, trailing 3-0 after a performance riddled with anxiety and inhibition, with the minutes ticking down on Mex(...)

Javier Hernandez celebrates scoring Mexico’s second against South Korea. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP

South Korea 1 Mexico 2 Mexico built on the momentum from their stunning opening victory over world champions Germany by comprehensively beating South(...)

Hirving Lozano scores Mexico’s  goal in the World Cup Group F game against Germany at the  Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

Germany 0 Mexico 1 With10 minutes left and the Mexicans all around the stadium caught between delirium and disbelief, Joachim Loew made a change. He(...)

Leon Goretzka scores his second goal in Germany’s win over Mexico in the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup at the  Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

Germany 4 Mexico 1 Germany’s Leon Goretzka scored two expertly-taken early goals to set them on the way to a thumping 4-1 win over Mexico in a dramat(...)

Portugal’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo vies with Mexico’s defender Hector Moreno  during the  Confederations Cup  match in Kazan on Sunday. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images

Anybody looking for answers to the thorny issue of Cristiano Ronaldo’s future will have found few clues here, but if Portugal needed reassurance of hi(...)

Real Madrid’s players celebrate the opening goal against Granada scored by Isco during the La Liga clash at the Santiago Bernabeu. Photo: EPA

Real Madrid 5 Granada 0 Real Madrid equalled Barcelona’s Spanish record of 39 games unbeaten in all competitions with a comfortable 5-0 LaLiga vict(...)

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar of the Netherlands celebrates scoring the winner against Mexico in the second round of the  World Cup at Castelao   in Fortaleza, Brazil. Photograph:  Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Netherlands 2 Mexico 1 We thought it was, plain and simple, too hot for football. Then Mexico scored and, in the burning heat of the second hal(...)

To infinity and beyond Robin Van Persie may have looked like Buzz Lightyear as he took flight to head in one of the goals of the tournament in the Net(...)

Mexico captain  Rafael Marquez  celebrates scoring his team’s first goal during the World Cup Group A match against Croatia  at Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Mexico 3 Croatia 1In a bad-tempered Group A battle for second place Mexico won through to claim the dubious privilege of playing the Netherlands in Fo(...)

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