A first-half header from Ramiro Funes Mori and an own goal by Isaac Brizuela saw Argentina claim a 2-0 win over Mexico in an international friendly clash at Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes in Cordoba on Friday.
Neymar would be a better player ‘if he dedicated himself more to playing football’, according to Mexico’s Miguel Layun.
After Russia 2018 was shorn of two of its greatest stars on Saturday, Neymar ensured he would not be joining the exodus of headline talent by dragging Brazil through to the quarter-finals two days later.
Brazil head coach Tite believes Neymar has returned to his best form as the five-time champions prepare to take on Mexico in the last 16.
Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio described Brazil as ‘the best team in the world’ but insisted his side would not step back in Samara on Monday.
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Javier Hernandez hit his 50th international goal as Mexico edged closer to progression from World Cup Group F with a 2-1 victory over South Korea.