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SBI World Cup Man of the Match: Guillermo Ochoa

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The fact that Mexico has four points from their first two World Cup games is due in no small part to one player: Guillermo Ochoa.

After not knowing whether he’d even be a starter at the World Cup until just before El Tri’s opening match, Ochoa has put together two impressive performances, especially in Mexico’s scoreless draw with Brazil on Tuesday. Ochoa made a number of saves, including a couple from close range, and was an easy choice for SBI World Cup Man of the Match.

Ochoa beat out teammates Rafa Marquez, Neymar, and Julio Cesar for the honors.


What did you think of Ochoa’s performance? Which player stood out the most to you?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Ochoa was really great in goal today. Some top notch stops. Definitely MoM performance and one of the best individual performances of the tourney so

    • +1. I had not been sold on Ochoa so much before today… but that was a big boy performance. Early though it is, no doubt he is the clubhouse leader for the GK spot in the all all-WC first team. Mexico still have work to do against Croatia, but they will have run quite a guantlet if they find their way through to the knockout stage. Panama would probably not have fared so well out there today.

  2. Neymar, neytierra, neygol.
    (neymar is pronounced in spanish “Ni Mar” meaning not by sea, so:
    Neymar, neytierra (tierra is land) neygol and you know what “gol” is.

  3. So well deserved……playing offensively, being aggressive and having a quality shot stopper like Ochoa. Hats off to Mexico…..

  4. CONCACAF 3-1-1 so far this world cup. We are representing well. There’s a chance we could get three teams through to the knockout!


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