World Cup Day 6: Mexico 0-0 Brazil, Belgium 2-1 Algeria, Russia 1-1 South Korea
- Algeria's Sofiane Feghouli, left, chases after Belgium's Jan Vertonghen during the group H World Cup soccer match between Belgium and Algeria at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Mexico holds host Brazil to 0-0 draw
FORTALEZA, Brazil (AP) - Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa made a series of outstanding saves to help Mexico hold Brazil to a 0-0 draw in the teams' second group-stage match at the World Cup on Tuesday.
The result leaves both teams with four points each in Group A.
Ochoa just managed to keep Neymar from scoring in the 26th minute, with the Brazilian's header set to fly just inside the post when Ochoa dived to his right to push the ball wide.
Ochoa also made three other difficult saves to keep the hosts from breaking the deadlock - a shot by Paulinho, a second-half effort by Neymar and a close-range header by Thiago Silva in the 86th minute which produced a remarkable block by the Mexico keeper.
Belgium opens with 2-1 comeback win over Algeria
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) - Belgium opened its World Cup Group H campaign with a 2-1 comeback win over Algeria on Tuesday, relying on second-half goals from two substitutes.
Marouane Fellaini's strong glancing header in the 70th minute with his back to goal came from a Kevin De Bruyne cross. Fellaini had only come onto the pitch five minutes earlier and was coach Marc Wilmots' final substitution.
Ten minutes later, Dries Mertens' shot beat Algeria's goalkeeper from close range after Eden Hazard set him up for the decider. Mertens came on at the start of the second half.
Algeria attacking midfielder Sofiane Feghouli converted a penalty to give his country a surprise lead in the 25th.
Russia and South Korea end in 1-1 draw,/p> CUIABA, Brazil (AP) - In steamy Cuiaba, it was an evenly matched and entertaining back-and-forth contest.
Alexander Kerzhakov scored with one of his first touches after coming on as a substitute to earn Russia a 1-1 draw with South Korea on Tuesday in a World Cup match marked by the first big goalkeeping error of the tournament.
Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev spilled Lee Keun-ho's speculative long-range shot into his own net to gift South Korea a 68th-minute lead at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba in Group H.