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Goalie Guillermo Ochoa becomes an instant hero in Mexico
Goalie Guillermo Ochoa becomes an instant hero in Mexico

SAO PAULO, Brazil — Mexico's soccer heroes tend to be strikers, the home run hitters of the sport. Players like Hugo Sanchez and Cuauhtemoc Blanco and more recently Chicharito Hernandez and Oribe Peralta are the guys who get the sponsorships and move the T-shirts. Tuesday they all had to move aside for a goalkeeper. Because Guillermo Ochoa's remarkable performance in Mexico's scoreless draw with Brazil turned him into a national hero in the span of 90 minutes, even inspiring a impromptu street party with hundreds of fans gathering at the city's Angel of Independence statue. Tuesday's draw leaves Mexico unbeaten after two games, moving the team a big step...

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