Key Battles That Will Shape Brazil's Clash with Mexico

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Key Battles That Will Shape Brazil's Clash with Mexico
Shuji Kajiyama/Associated Press

Brazil face Mexico in their second World Cup group-stage fixture on Tuesday with the Selecao bandwagon moving on to Fortaleza in search of another victory.

Having started with a win over a strong Croatia side, albeit aided by the referee, Luiz Felipe Scolari's side would nigh-on secure a berth in the knockout rounds with success. That said, the same applies to Mexico following their own victory over Cameroon on Friday.

El Tri have proved difficult opponents for Brazil over the past couple of years, memorably clinching victory in the final of the London 2012 Olympics when many of those who will play this week were present.

Where, then, will the tie in Brazil's northeast be won and lost on this occasion?

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