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Mexico Head Coach Miguel Herrera to use 2012 Olympic victory as blueprint when facing Brazil

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Mexico Head Coach Miguel Herrera has admitted he will use El Tris 2012 Olympic Games victory against Brazil as a blueprint for when he side face the Seleção at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

A brace from Oribe Peralta gave Mexico a shock 2-1 victory in the final at Wembley Stadium to earn them the gold medal.

The Coach at the time, Luis Fernando Tena, used a smart game plan that stifled Neymar and Herrera is hoping to adopt a similar approach.

‘We’re going to try and cut off the service like on that day,” he told FIFA.com. “Neymar didn’t see much of the ball and that’s how Mexico won the game. 

“We’ll try something very similar. That said, given that this time we’re facing the senior Brazil side there’ll be even more quality players, but there’s no doubt we’ll keep a watchful eye on preventing Neymar linking up with his team-mates and vice-versa.”


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