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Brazil, Belgium tough day; Russia-Korea draw

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Brazil’s Neymar, left, and Mexico’s Francisco Rodriguez challenge for the ball during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, on Tuesday.

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RIO DE JANEIRO — The headline from the World Cup, Day 6: Big favorite Brazil is vulnerable.
Those who thought the World Cup host or world champion Spain — thumped 5-1 last week by the Netherlands — would walk away with this should think again.
Proving the old adage that there are no easy games in football’s showcase, Brazil failed to beat Mexico for the first time at the World Cup, held Tuesday to a 0-0 draw in their second game in Group A.
Belgium — a long-shot pick for the title — also struggled to break down Algeria, but got help off its ...

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