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World Cup : Brazil defeat Mexico 2-0, to advance quarterfinals

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KATHMANDU — Brazil advance to their seventh consecutive World Cup Quarter Final after a 2-0 victory over Mexico on Monday. Neymar scored one goal playing a key role in the second half as Brazil edged out Mexico in Samara to reach the World Cup quarter-finals.

Brazil have reached the quarter-finals of every World Cup since 1994. And, Mexico have been in the last 16 every time since then, but never the last eight.

Brazil did not have it all their own way, especially in an opening period dominated by Mexico, but the five-time winners grew into what became a controlled performance.

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Second half goals from Neymar and Roberto Firmino gave Brazil its victory. In the first half Mexico started the game well but couldn’t create any real chances, Brazil grew into the game, however, and had the best chances of the first half as they forced a couple of saves from Guillermo Ochoa.

Brazil is now going through to the quarterfinals to face Belgium, while Mexico leaves the tournament at the Round of 16 stage for the seventh consecutive time.

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SAFF Championship : Nepal crash out after 3-0 defeat against Maldives

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KATHMANDU — Maldives has defeated Nepal 3-0 and entered final of the SAFF Championship held at Bangabandhu Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Wednesday.

Maldivian defender Akram Abdul Ghanee scored the first goal against Nepal at the ninth minute utilizing a free-kick allotted for Maldives for the foul committed my Bimal Gharti Magar.

With this win, Maldives have booked their place in the final of the championship for the fifth time.

The game was briefly stopped after 27 minutes on the clock due to thunderstorm. Upon resumption of the game, Nepal boasted a huge possession with the ball but lacked the finishing touch in front of opposition goal.

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Maldives doubled the score with Ibrahim Waheed Hassan’s scored second goal at the 84th minute by shooting the ball from the center of the box.

Then Waheed Hassan scored the third goal against Nepal at the 87th minute capitalizing on the pass given by Abdulla Asadhulla.

The next edition of the SAFF Championship would be held in Pakistan.

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