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Hulk and Marcelo celebrate with Neymar after the Barcelona forward scored the equaliser against Croatia.Getty Images

Hosts Brazil are set to play their second game of the 2014 Fifa World Cup as they take on Mexico at the Estádio Castelao, Fortaleza, on Tuesday.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 8pm BST. Live coverage is on BBC One and BBC One HD. Radio commentary of the game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live.


Brazil kick-started their World Cup campaign with a hard fought 3-1 victory against Croatia on the opening day at the Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo. The hosts were trailing within 11 minutes of first-half after left-back Marcelo turned Ivica Olic's cross from the left side into his own goal.

However, Barcelona star Neymar came to their rescue and netted a brace on either side of the half-time whistle with the second one being a controversial penalty after Fred looked to have gone down very easily with minimal contact from Southampton centre-back Dejan Lovren.

Oscar sealed all three points for Luiz Felipe Scolari's side with a toe-poke finish from outside the box. They now have a chance of putting one step in the knockout stage of the tournament with a victory in Fortazleza.

Mexico too got off to a bright start by registering a 1-0 victory over Cameroon at the Estadio das Dunas, Natal, on Friday. They started the game brightly and Giovani dos Santos had twice put the ball beyond Charles Itandje in the first half; only to see both attempts ruled out for offside.

Miguel Herrera's side finally got the breakthrough in the 61st minute. Oribe Peralta was the quickest to react and tapped home the winner after Dos Santos' shot was parried by Itandje, sending the travelling El Tri supporters into unbridled joy.

Dos Santos will certainly be expected to chip in another livewire performance against one of the favourites in the tournament. Mexico will be keen to seal their place in the last 16 of the competition, having successfully achieved the feat in their last five attempts.

What Managers Say

Luiz Felipe Scolari (Brazil): Every time we play against Mexico, we have difficulties. That is why it is a game the players know will be very even, they need to have very good conditioning from the beginning until the end. The two teams play football of very good quality, with the ball on the ground, lots of moving around. That's why we will insist on all the necessary training, on the necessary respect towards Mexico. But we know a victory will put us in a highly comfortable position for the next round, so we'll play with that in mind."

Miguel Herrera (Mexico): "The team did great work (against Cameroon).We need to work, now we are at the top with three points. We will go out to win the next game, we are more excited than ever. We will concentrate on what we have to do. We're thinking big. We know they will have the support of the crowd, that we will be very much the visitors, but we've beaten them once and we know we can do it again."

Team Form


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W W W W W
  • Last Result: Brazil 3-1 Croatia


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W L L W W
  • Last Result: Mexico 1-0 Cameroon

Team News


  • Injured: N/A
  • Doubtful: Hulk (hamstring)
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Cesar; Alves, Luiz, Silva, Marcelo; Gustavo, Paulinho; Willian, Oscar, Neymar; Fred


  • Injured: N/A
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Ochoa; Aguilar, Moreno, Marquez, Rodriguez, Layun; Guardado, Vazquez, Herrera; Dos Santos, Peralta