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Mexico beat Croatia to spark Recife fiesta

Mexico scored a trio of late goals through Rafael Marquez, Andres Guardado and Chicharito Hernandez to knock Croatia out of the tournament and book their own place in the Round of 16, where they will meet the Netherlands.

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19:00

OBRIGADO: Thanks for following along this extertaining Group A finale, where Mexico beat Croatia 3-1 in a wild one in Recife. Meanwhile, Brazil took down Cameroon 4-1 in Brasilia, handing the top spot in the group to the hosts. Brazil will play Chile in Belo Horizonte on Saturday, while Netherlands meet Mexico in Fortaleza on Sunday in our first Round of 16 match-ups. We'll have plenty more coverage from today's games on our daily tournament blog, so please join us there as we wrap up Monday's matches.

18:57
18:57
Croatia
CroatiaCRO
Mexico
MexicoMEX

Statistics

Ball possession

55%
45%
18Fouls Committed12
5Attempts On Target7
10Shots12
1Total Goals scored3
0Penalties scored0
18:54
R MARQUEZ
MexicoMEX
Defender

has been elected Man of the Match

90MINUTES PLAYED51TOTAL PASSES1GOALS FOR1SHOTS
18:54

FULL TIME: A flurry of goals - four in 22 minutes - plus a late sending off seals a frentic finish to this match in Recife, and the Mexico supporters are loving it. The final result sees El Tri move on to the Round of 16, along with Group A winners Brazil, who beat Cameroon 4-1, while Croatia are elminated.

18:52
The final whistle sounds.
18:50
90'+RAKITIĆ (Croatia) is penalised after committing a foul.
18:49
90'+MANDŽUKIĆ (Croatia) is ruled offside.
18:49
90'+G. OCHOA (Mexico) blocks the shot.
18:49
90'+PERIŠIĆ (Croatia) sees his effort hit the target.

Man of the Match

Defender

has been elected Budweiser MAN OF THE MATCH!

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Match Facts

Recife

Recife is the capital of the state of Pernambuco, in the north-east of Brazil, and the centre of the country's fourth-largest metropolitan area - a conurbation of another 13 cities, including Olinda, with a population of 3.7 million.

Arena Pernambuco

  • Stadium nameArena Pernambuco
  • CityRecife
  • Year constructed2014
  • Overall capacity42610

Weather

  • Cloudy
  • 26° CTemperature
  • 16 m/sWind
  • 82 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Ravshan IRMATOV
    Uzbekistan
    UzbekistanUZB
  • Assistant Referee 1: Abduxamidullo RASULOV (UZB)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Bakhadyr KOCHKAROV (KGZ)
  • Fourth official: ALIOUM (CMR)

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