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World Cup Today: Tuesday
by Paul Kennedy, June 17th, 2014 5:53PM
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TAGS:  belgium, brazil, mexico, spain, world cup 2014


[BRAZIL 2014] Guillermo Ochoa had the best game by a goalkeeper at the World Cup with six saves, including two spectacular stops, as Mexico held host Brazil to a 0-0 tie in the Matchday 2 opener Tuesday afternoon in Fortaleza.

Ochoa's best stops were on Neymar with flying save in the first half to stop a header that replays showed was close to going in the goal. Late in the game, Thiago Silva got open for a header from five yards that Ochoa parried.

June 17 in Fortaleza
Brazil 0 Mexico 0.

Group A
4 Brazil 1-1-0 3/1
4 Mexico 1-0-0 1/0
0 Cameroon 0-0-1 0/1
0 Croatia 0-0-1 1/3


2014 Comeback Wins:
June 12:
Brazil-Croatia 3-1
June 13: Netherlands-Spain 5-1
June 14: Costa Rica-Uruguay 3-1
June 14: Ivory Coast-Japan 2-1
June 15: Switzerland-Ecuador 2-1
June 17: Belgium-Algeria 2-1

Group H

Belgium became the sixth team at the World Cup to come back after giving up the first goal when subs Marouane Fellaini and Dries Mertens scored late goals to give the Red Devils a 2-1 victory over Algeria.

The Fennecs had led on Sofiane Feghouli's penalty kick in the first half -- their first goal at the World Cup in 28 years.

June 17 in Belo Horizonte
Belgium 2 Algeria 1. Goals: Fellaini 70, Mertens 80; Feghouli pen. 25.

Group H Standings:
3 Belgium 1-0-0 2/1
0 Russia 0-0-0 0/0
0 South Korea 0-0-0 0/0
0 Algeria 0-0-0 1/2

Group H
June 17 in Cuiaba
Russia vs. South Korea
TV: ESPN, Univision/UDN 6 p.m. ET


Following Spain's 5-1 loss to the Netherlands, Coach Vicente Del Bosque says he'll make a few changes for Wednesday's match against Chile. Players in danger of losing their starting spots are Brazilian-born Diego Costa, David Silva and Pique. Possible replacements: Pedro and Cesc Fabregas in attacking roles and Javi Martinez at center back.

Wednesday ...

June 18 in Porto Alegre
Group B: Australia vs. Netherlands
ESPN, Univision/UDN noon ET
June 18 in Rio de Janeiro
Group B: Spain vs. Chile
ESPN, Univision/UDN 3 p.m. ET
June 18 in Manaus
Group A: Cameroon vs. Croatia
ESPN, Univision/UDN 6 p.m. ET

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