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Match 24 Marseille - Stade du Prado
Clear
22 July
7:1 (2:0, 2:1, 3:0)
  • BENJAMIN (0'44", 19'35", 31'33")
  • ANDRE (7'38")
  • BRUNO (23'02")
  • BUENO (29'46")
  • BETINHO (32'55")
  • Adrian ALVARADO (20'14")

Referee George POSTMA (NED)

Summary

Benjamin bullets ease Brazil through

Benjamin bullets ease Brazil through

A Benjamin hat-trick helped Brazil to a 7-1 win over Mexico and sent them through to the quarter-finals as Group D winners. The result eliminated the Aztecas, who lost 8-2 to the Seleção in the Rio de Janeiro 2007 final. It took just 44 seconds for Brazil to take the lead. When Benjamin placed the ball to take a free-kick close to his own goal-line, there seemed little danger, but he ...

Highlights

Line-up

BRA
MEX
Substitute(s)
Coaches
Alexandre SOARES (BRA)
(MEX) Ramon RAYA
Officials
  • Referee: POSTMA George (NED)
  • Second referee: BEREZKIN Alexander (RUS)
  • Third referee: IVANOV Petro (UKR)
  • Timekeeper: GENG Zhiwei (CHN)
  • Misses next match if booked

Photos

  • Brazil's Bruno controls the ball next to Mexico's Israel Santoyo during their group-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • Brazil's players celebrate after beating Japan during their group-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • Brazil's Bueno competes against Mexico's Isaac Rodriguez during their group-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • Brazil's Bruno competes against Mexico's Adrian Alvarado (4) and Jose Luis Navarrete (6) during their group-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • Goalkeeper Miguel Estrada waves to the fans after Mexico got beated by Brazil during their group-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • Mexico's goalkeeper Miguel Estrada saves a ball against Brazil during their group-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • Brazil's Andre celebrates against Japan during their group-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • Mexico's Ivan Medina competes against Brazil's Duda and Sidney during their group-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • Brazil's Andre competes against Mexico's Israel Santoyo during their group-phase match at Marseille 2008

Quotes

"We haven't had an easy win in this group phase. We have shown a lot of respect to all the teams we've played," Mao, Brazil goalkeeper

"We lacked the experience to challenge Brazil. Hats off to them, though. They really are a cut above everyone else," Ricardo Villalobos, Mexico player

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    STATISTICS
    BrazilStatisticsMexico
    36Shots33
    3Corner kicks4
    0Yellow cards2
    0Second yellow card and red card0
    0Red Cards0
    51%Possession (%)49%