THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

17 June ~ Brazil face Mexico in Fortaleza tonight – the fourth time the two teams will have played against each other at a World Cup. The aggregate score between them at the tournament so far is Brazil 11-0, so Mexico will be hoping to improve that record. Brazil won 4-0 in the opening game in 1950 when they also hosted, as well as winning 2-0 in the group stage in 1962. However, the footage below is from Brazil's 5-0 victory in 1954 when goals from Baltazar, Didi, two from José Lázaro Robles (know as Pinga) gave them a comfortable half-time lead. It was left to "king of the dribble" Julinho to score a delightful fifth as Brazil topped their group in Switzerland.

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