Sunday, March 1, 2015   

(World Cup) Brazil, Holland advance as group leaders
(06-24 10:47)

Neymar lived up to the weighty expectations of the World Cup host nation Monday, setting Brazil on course to clinch its place in the knockout stage with two precision first-half goals in a 4-1 rout of Cameroon.
Fred and Fernandinho added second-half goals to ensure top spot in Group A for Brazil, which will face South American rival Chile in the second round.
In other actions, Mexico surged into the World Cup's knockout stage for a sixth straight time Monday with a 3-1 win over Croatia.
Rafael Marquez, Andres Guardado and Javier "Chicharito'' Hernandez scored in a 10-minute span in the second half, dooming a talented Croatia side to elimination from the group stage.
Mexico entered the game needing only a draw, and looked dangerous in attack, but was kept out until the three-goal burst. The result gave Mexico a second-place finish behind Brazil in Group A and set up a second-round meeting with Group B winner the Netherlands.
Leroy Fer scored a minute after coming on as a substitute to help give the Netherlands a 2-0 victory over Chile on Monday and top Group B at the World Cup with three consecutive wins.
Fer had only just replaced Wesley Sneijder when he rose almost unmarked in the Chile penalty area to put the Dutch ahead with a powerful 77th-minute header. Another substitute, Memphis Depay, then finished off a counterattack in injury time to double the lead.
Both teams had already advanced to the second round, but Chile's first loss of the tournament consigned it to second place in Group B. --AP   
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