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A day without football on Friday was the perfect opportunity for some to pen their team of the tournament so far.
Rafael Marquez, Mexico's 35-year-old captain, was in plenty of them. Back playing in Mexico, he's again looking like the player who spent seven years at Barcelona.
He's part of a defence that has conceded just once in three games, including keeping Brazil quiet.
Stopping Neymar for 90 minutes isn't bad practice for trying to do the same against Robin van Persie when Mexico play Netherlands in the last 16.
Striker Javier Hernandez told Goal.com Marquez is proving his doubters wrong with his performances in Brazil:
He's a great character. He has a very good record, he's scored consecutively in three World Cups.
He's a very important player for us and I think a lot of people criticise him for his age, he went to Mexico and won two leagues over there and now he's the captain here, scoring goals and supporting us in the best way possible, inside and outside of the pitch.
El Tri will need their veteran anchor to be at his best if they're to proceed in this tournament.