All the Brazil player ratings after their disappointing 0-0 Group A draw with Mexico.
Julio Cesar 6.5
Wasn’t tested nearly as much as his counterpart, but did his job when called upon.
Dani Alves 6
Had a poor first half and a somewhat indifferent second. Has been a disappointment in the opening two games for Brazil.
Thiago Silva 7.5
Brazil’s best player on a night where they struggled. Was solid in defence and almost put his side in front with a bullet of a header which was saved by the brilliant Ochoa.
David Luiz 6
Seemed to be an a different wavelength to his central defensive partner on occasions, but had flashes of brilliance with the ball at his feet.
Performance was marred by a horrible dive in an attempt to win a penalty late in the match. Not much of an improvement on his game against Croatia, where he was disappointing.
Was largely anonymous, and now his place in the squad must surely be under threat.
Looked dangerous early on, but faded in the second half.
Luiz Gustavo 6
A few neat touches which began a few of Brazil’s better attacking moves will cover up the fact that he was very quiet for a majority of the match.
Clumsy foul on Aguilar was his only real contribution to the match. Replaced at half time by Bernard.
The #9 position is a major issue for Scolari. Fred doesn’t seem quite up to the task, but his only other option is ex-Manchester City striker Jo.
Had a goal-bound header saved by Ochoa and tried to be Brazil’s creative spark all night, but couldn’t find the back of the net.
Linked up well with Neymar in the second half and sent a delightful through-ball to Jo, who wasted the opportunity.
Made some excellent runs in behind the Mexican defence, but spurned the one clear opportunity he was given by fellow substitute Bernard.