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On the Mark: Brazil, Portugal Advance to Knockout Stage

By MARK LORENZANA It seemed as though Neymar’s absence for Brazil’s match against Switzerland on Monday, Nov. 28, due to an ankle injury would come to haunt the Seleção, as the South American squad couldn’t find the net for 82 agonizing minutes. Richarlison, the hero for Brazil against Serbia, scoring two goals — one an impressive, athletic shot — on

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AMLO Issues Marching Orders, Turnout Less than Spectacular

OPINION By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS Despite orders from the powers that be (make that, power that be) for all government employees to put on their marching shoes and show their “solidarity” for the leftist government of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) in his egocentric march of self-adornment on Sunday, Nov. 27, and despite reports from Tepito merchants and others

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On the Mark: Germany Draws with Spain, Mexico in Dire Straits

By MARK LORENZANA In the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Germany failed to advance to the knockout stage, thanks — or no thanks, depending on whose perspective it is — in large part to an inspired first game by the Mexican National Team. Mexican winger Hirving “Chucky” Lozano’s lone goal back then, against Germany, four years ago, was enough to give

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On the Mark: Richarlison Scores Brace for Brazil, Ronaldo Sets Record

By MARK LORENZANA  Brazilian forward Richarlison came through for his team in Qatar after teammate Neymar suffered an ankle injury and limped off the field, giving the Seleção a 2-0 win against a tough and physical Serbian team on the afternoon of Thursday, Nov. 24 (Mexico City time). Richarlison, who also plays for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur, initially scored

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On the Mark: Mexico Settles for Draw against Poland, Saudis Upset Argentina

By MARK LORENZANA Despite controlling most of the match offensively and having several shots at goal, the Mexican National Team walked away from its opening game in Qatar with a scoreless draw against Poland on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 22 (Mexico City time). On the same day, two-time champion Argentina, led by soccer legend Lionel Messi, was upset by

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Mexico’s Famed Popsicles Cool Off Patrons in Dubai

PULSE NEWS MEXICO There may be no chilled beer at the Soccer World Cup Stadiums in Qatar, but there are plenty of cold La Michoacana popsicles in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). La Michoacana CEO Rubén Jimenez announced Friday, Nov. 18, that Mexico’s famous  popsicles and fresh brand is expanding their reach to Dubai. Jiménez went on to state that

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