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Brazil and Mexico play to scoreless draw in World Cup

Brazil and Mexico play to scoreless draw in World Cup

Mexico's Rafael Marquez , left, looks on as Brazil's Paulinho goes for a header during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Themba Hadebe

FORTALEZA, Brazil (AP) — Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa (oh-CHOH’-uh) made a series of outstanding saves to help Mexico hold Brazil to a 0-0 draw in the teams’ second group-stage match at the World Cup this afternoon. The result leaves each team with four points in Group A. 

Each team won its opening contest last week. The Mexicans beat Brazil for the 2012 Olympic gold medal.

Russia draws 1-1 with South Korea in World Cup

CUIABA, Brazil (AP) — Alexander Kerzhakov scored with one of his first touches after coming on as a substitute to earn Russia a 1-1 draw with South Korea on Tuesday in a World Cup match marked by the first big goalkeeping error of the tournament.

Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev spilled Lee Keun-ho’s speculative shot into his own net to gift South Korea a 68th-minute lead at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba in Group H.

But Kerzhakov bailed his teammate out, turning in a shot from close range in the 74th — three minutes after coming on as a substitute — to rescue a point for Russia in a poor-quality match.

Earlier, Belgium beat Algeria 2-1 in a World Cup Group H opener.

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