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Brazil and Mexico: World Cup tie seems fitting for off-field rivals
Brazil and Mexico: World Cup tie seems fitting for off-field rivals

Going into the game, Brazil was favored to beat Mexico on Tuesday in the group stage of the FIFA World Cup. The atmosphere had been decidedly friendly as tens of thousands of fans from both sides met in the streets in a lighthearted rivalry. At the stadium, the chants from the Mexican crowd could be heard rising above those of the Brazilians at times: “Si se puede” (“Yes, we can”) and the refrain from the song “Cielito Lindo”—“Ay, ay, ay, ay, canta y no llores” (“Ay, ay, ay, ay, sing and don’t cry”). In the end, there was no need for tears from either side. The game ended in a scoreless tie — fitting,...

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