Faces of World Cup defeat: Brazil sends Mexico home

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Mexico squared up to the immense challenge, but succumbed to a 51st-minute moment of Neymar magic. The Brazilian superstar engineered a special two-man move, combining with Willian to both set up and score the winning goal in a 2-0 victory.

Henry Bushnell

<p>Mexico fan looks dejected after the match REUTERS/Dylan Martinez </p>
Faces of defeat

Mexico fan looks dejected after the match REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

<p>Two Mexico fans react to their team’s defeat after the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Brazil and Mexico at the Samara Arena in Samara on July 2, 2018. (Photo by BENJAMIN CREMEL / AFP) </p>
Faces of defeat

Two Mexico fans react to their team’s defeat after the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Brazil and Mexico at the Samara Arena in Samara on July 2, 2018. (Photo by BENJAMIN CREMEL / AFP)

<p>Mexico’s Hirving Lozano and Miguel Layun look dejected after the match REUTERS/Dylan Martinez </p>
Faces of defeat

Mexico’s Hirving Lozano and Miguel Layun look dejected after the match REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

<p>Mexico fans look dejected after the match REUTERS/Dylan Martinez </p>
Faces of defeat

Mexico fans look dejected after the match REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

<p>A fan of Mexico sits on the stands after the round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Monday, July 2, 2018. Mexico lost 0-2. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo) </p>
Faces of defeat

A fan of Mexico sits on the stands after the round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Monday, July 2, 2018. Mexico lost 0-2. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

<p>A fan of Mexico cries after the round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Monday, July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) </p>
Faces of defeat

A fan of Mexico cries after the round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Monday, July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

<p>A Mexico soccer fans reacts to Brazil’s goal during a live broadcast of the Russia World Cup game in Mexico City’s Zocalo plaza, Monday, July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Anthony Vazquez) </p>
Faces of defeat

A Mexico soccer fans reacts to Brazil’s goal during a live broadcast of the Russia World Cup game in Mexico City’s Zocalo plaza, Monday, July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Anthony Vazquez)

<p>A Mexico fan looks dejected following his sides defeat in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at Samara Arena on July 2, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images) </p>
Faces of defeat

A Mexico fan looks dejected following his sides defeat in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at Samara Arena on July 2, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

<p>Mexico fans look dejected following their sides defeat in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at Samara Arena on July 2, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images) </p>
Faces of defeat

Mexico fans look dejected following their sides defeat in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at Samara Arena on July 2, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

<p>Mexico’s Miguel Layun leaves the field after the round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Monday, July 2, 2018. Mexico lost 0-2. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo) </p>
Faces of defeat

Mexico’s Miguel Layun leaves the field after the round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Monday, July 2, 2018. Mexico lost 0-2. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

<p>Tears run down the face of a Mexico soccer fan as he watches Brazil take the lead during a live broadcast of the Russia World Cup game between Mexico and Brazil, in Mexico City’s Zocalo plaza, Monday, July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Anthony Vazquez) </p>
Faces of defeat

Tears run down the face of a Mexico soccer fan as he watches Brazil take the lead during a live broadcast of the Russia World Cup game between Mexico and Brazil, in Mexico City’s Zocalo plaza, Monday, July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Anthony Vazquez)

<p>Mexico fans react at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Brazil and Mexico at the Samara Arena in Samara on July 2, 2018. (Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP) </p>
Faces of defeat

Mexico fans react at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Brazil and Mexico at the Samara Arena in Samara on July 2, 2018. (Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP)

<p>A Mexico fan looks dejected following his sides defeat in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at Samara Arena on July 2, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images) </p>
Faces of defeat

A Mexico fan looks dejected following his sides defeat in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at Samara Arena on July 2, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

<p>Mexico fans look dejected after the match REUTERS/Pilar Olivares </p>
Faces of defeat

Mexico fans look dejected after the match REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

<p>Mexico fan looks dejected after the match REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins </p>
Faces of defeat

Mexico fan looks dejected after the match REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

<p>Miguel Layun of Mexico shows his dejection following the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at Samara Arena on July 2, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images) </p>
Faces of defeat

Miguel Layun of Mexico shows his dejection following the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at Samara Arena on July 2, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

<p>Mexico fans look dejected following their sides defeat in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at Samara Arena on July 2, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images) </p>
Faces of defeat

Mexico fans look dejected following their sides defeat in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at Samara Arena on July 2, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

<p>A Mexico fan looks dejected following his sides defeat in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at Samara Arena on July 2, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images) </p>
Faces of defeat

A Mexico fan looks dejected following his sides defeat in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at Samara Arena on July 2, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

<p>Mexico fan looks dejected after the match REUTERS/Pilar Olivares </p>
Faces of defeat

Mexico fan looks dejected after the match REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

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