10 interesting stats ahead of Brazil vs Mexico

1 – Marcelo scored Brazil’s first ever own goal at a World Cup to give Croatia the lead in the opening game of the 2014 World Cup.

1 – Mexico’s win against Cameroon was their first against an African Nation at a World Cup after drawing 2 and losing 1 of their previous 3 matches.

2 – Brazil scored 2 of their 3 goals against Croatia from outside the penalty area. The other was from the penalty spot.

2 – In scoring a brace versus Croatia, Neymar became the first player to score 2 goals on his World Cup debut since David Villa for Spain versus Ukraine in Germany 2006.

5 – Brazil only committed five fouls versus Croatia.

9 – With his winner against Cameroon, Oribe Peralta has now scored 9 goals in his last 7 competitive appearances for Mexico.

11 – Brazil hold the record for most red cards at the World Cup, with 11.

24 – Mexico have lost more games than any nation in the history of the World Cup.

33 – After his brace versus Croatia to kick off the 2014 World Cup, Neymar has now scored 33 goals in 50 appearances for Brazil.

42 – Brazil have kept 42 clean sheets – the most of any nation at the World Cup.

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