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Prior to the match, much had been said about Neymar and his propensity to fall to the ground pretty easily, but the Brazil striker has done his job, leading his team past Mexico.

Neymar not only scored the opener, but the PSG forward also provided the assist for Roberto Firmino to kill the game off and it will be foolish to discuss his antics and not his performance on the pitch.

Had the Mexico goalkeeper not been extraordinary, Brazil would have scored at least one or two more. And with three more games to play should the Selecaos reach the finals, one cannot write off Neymar's chances of winning the Golden Boot.

The Brazil defence deserve special mention, they have done what a big team do by shutting the Mexicans off.

Their performance in the group stage had not been the most convincing, but the Mexico game showed what they are capable of.

It is Belgium up next for Tite's team. The Red Devils staged a stunning comeback against Japan by overturning a two-goal deficit and the world hopes for another mouth-watering tie.

And Neymar, once again, will be the key.

He is already the most fouled player and the Belgians won't make his job easy, but with Phelippe Coutinho and Gabriel Jesus by his side one will fancy Brazil to cause problems to a defence that leaked two goals against Japan and Tunisia.

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