Brazil stuttered to a point against a resilient and well-organised Mexico side in their second game in Grop A which ended goalless in Fortaleza.
The Samba Boys were far from their best as they struggled to create chances. Occasional flashes from Naymar were all Brazil could produce in the first 45 minutes. The Brazilian forward rose highest to meet Dani Alves Cross in the 26th minute but was superbly denied by Guilermo Ochoa in the Mexican goal as the half ended in a stalemate.
Mexico began the second half with more purpose and determination. Brazil looked rattled for the opening 15 minutes of the second half as they struggled to cope with the organization of the Mexicans.
Ochoa who made five good saves on the night again denied Naymar from close range in the 67th minute before making another point blank save from Tiago Silva in the closing stages. Mexico’s Raul Jimenez Forced a late save from Julio Cesar as both teams settled for a share of the spoil. Brazil lead the Group with 4 points followed by Mexico with the same number of points.