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Host Brazil drawing 0-0 with Mexico at halftime of Group A match at World Cup

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    Brazil's Marcelo, left, looks on a Brazil's Luiz Gustavo and Mexico's Hector Herrera, right, go for a header during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe) (The Associated Press)

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    Mexico's Rafael Marquez, left, collides with Brazil's Neymar during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo) (The Associated Press)

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    Brazil's Neymar (10) is tripped by Mexico's Francisco Rodriguez (2) during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo) (The Associated Press)

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    Brazil's Neymar (10) gets away from Mexico's Francisco Rodriguez during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia) (The Associated Press)

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    Brazil's Neymar, left, attends Mexico's Rafael Marquez after a foul during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Francois Xavier Marit, pool) (The Associated Press)

Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa made an outstanding save to keep Neymar from scoring to leave host Brazil and Mexico drawing 0-0 at halftime on Tuesday at the World Cup.

It was an even Group A game at the Arena Castelao, with neither team creating many significant scoring chances.

But Neymar came very close in the 26th minute when he beat a defender to a high cross into the area. The ball was heading just inside the post when Ochoa showed his reflexes by diving to his right to push it wide of the goal.

Mexico nearly scored with a powerful long-range shot by midfielder Hector Herrera in the 24th, but it sailed just over the crossbar.