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Brazil vs Mexico: Preview And Live Streaming Of World Cup Group A Encounter

Full preview and live streaming of Tuesday’s Group A clash between Brazil and Mexico.

Where: Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza

When: 8pm BST

Watch live: Click here to watch on BBC Sport online!

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Brazil and Mexico will both be looking to all but ensure their qualification for the second round of the tournament with a victory in Fortaleza after both kicked off their campaigns with victories on the opening weekend.

The Selecao overcame the disappointment of falling behind to Croatia in Sao Paulo to roar back and win 3-1, with Neymar predictably stealing the show, whilst Mexico edged a tight game against Cameroon 1-0 to put them in the driving seat to qualify along with the hosts.

Despite a useful victory over Niko Kovac’s side, Brazil’s performance on opening night was not as fluent as Luiz Felipe Scolari will expect going forwards, meaning that the Brazil manager will demand improvements when they face up against the Mexicans this evening.

The big doubt for the Brazilians is Hulk, who picked up a knock in training just forty eight hours before this clash against in Fortaleza.

This is likely to open the door for either Willian or Bernard, both of whom featured as substitutes in the Croatia game and will be the obvious replacements for Hulk should the Zenit St. Petersburg man fail to get himself fit in time.

Mexico boss Miguel Herrera, meanwhile, has no fresh concerns after his side’s deserved victory over Cameroon on Friday night, although he does have the option to change personnel if he wishes to.

Manchester United star Javier Hernandez, however, is unlikely to have done enough in his short appearance to persuade Herrera that he is worth starting against the Brazilians, meaning that former Tottenham Hotspur man Giovani Dos Santos is likely to continue playing just off goalscorer Oribe Peralta.

Brazil are heavy favourites for the clash but could be caused problems by a well-drilled Mexican side if they suffer from the same nerves that they did early on against Croatia.

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