The goal also made Brazil the most prolific team in the history of the World Cup with 227 goals, surpassing Germany - who were knocked out in the first round for the first time since 1938 - with 226.
It began when he darted across the edge of the area before a ideal backheel released the excellent Willian, whose low cross fizzed into the danger area where Neymar slid in to turn the ball home for his second goal of the tournament.
Update: Neymar notches the first goal of the game at the 51 minute mark. Neymar went on a counter-attack that drew Ochoa from his goal before finding Roberto Firmino with the finest of touches from the outside of his right boot. It turned out to be pure histrionics. "Absolutely, but Layun steps on him".
Belgium or Japan, who lock horns at 7pm this evening, await them in that last-eight clash in Kazan on Friday night.
Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio stressed that Mexico needs to export more players to Europe in order to compete with the likes of Brazil in World Cups and stated his future will be decided at a later date.
"I didn't see a Brazilian national team that imposed the quality it has", said Miguel Layun after the game. "How we use him is very important in a tournament like this, when we have very little time to recover between games". Check out some of the best reactions to Neymar's rolling antics below. "I think this is a real shame for football, especially for kids who are watching because this has to be a sport of virility, of determination, a man's sport, like other games, and not a charade".
Brazil could play right into their hands.
In the scorching conditions in Samara, the Mexicans, who started with 39-year-old Rafael Marquez, made a frenetic start but were unable to convert their chances.
But El Tri's error was losing that final group-stage game 3-0 against Sweden. A video review reversed the decision to award a penalty kick and Neymar's frustrations a few minutes later led to a yellow card.
Neymar broke the deadlock six minutes into the second half when he finished off a fine team move-that he himself started-from close range.
He also said that "for a generation of Mexican players, this was the last opportunity to reach a World Cup quarter-final in their prime".
With Germany, Argentina and Spain among the contenders already eliminated, Brazil's hopes of a sixth World Cup title have received an extra lift. "In the end, we are talking about them having the best players in the world, because they have Neymar, Gabriel Jesus, [Philippe] Coutinho and all of them, but in no moment did I have the feeling that Brazil were on top of us".
Indeed, Argentinian journalist Fernando Niembro has even accused the captain of taking over squad selection duties from Sampaoli. Messi , however, is the kind of player who can make the difference at any time and Les Bleus are well aware of that.
Iran , meanwhile, face Portugal on the same day needing a win to progress at the expense of Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. But Hierro, like Iniesta , has no intention of being the man who steered Spain to an unthinkable World Cup disaster.
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The midfielder was more accurate two minutes later as he thundered a volley into the back of the net to open the scoring. Argentina supporters in Buenos Aires react to Marcos Rojo's game-winner late in the second half against Nigeria .
Suarez is a pest, and defends from the front with the same ferocity as Godin and Gimenez 70 yards further back. His presence then meant Portugal's right-back Ricardo Pereira squeezed, allowing Cavani the space to score.
Iran is usually not part of the committee, which includes Russia, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Oman, Kuwait, Algeria and Venezuela. That means the country has little to gain from a deal to raise OPEC output, unlike top oil exporter Saudi Arabia.
Their tally of only two goals scored is the lowest of the 16 teams left in the competition although they remain unbeaten. Subs: Livakovic, Corluka, Kovacic, Kramaric, Jedvaj, Bradaric, Caleta-Car, Badelj, Pjaca, Pivaric, Lovre Kalinic.
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Who is Lionel Messi's wife Antonella Roccuzzo? "The defeat is my responsibility because I am the coach ", he said. And if such opportunities should arise, Sampaoli said it's imperative for Argentina to find the back of the net.
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Even tonight's match against Belgium is unlikely to be the test that Southgate would probably like. All the final group matches are played together to avoid what happened to Algeria in 1982.
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The Germany keeper bobbled the ball and needed to swipe the rebound away from the attackers after a spectacular dive. "We're not going to the last 16, but we did manage to beat the champions and the world number one team", he added.
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Serbia must beat Brazil to qualify but a draw could see them through if the Swiss are beaten by Costa Rica by more than one goal . Belgium now have three yellow cards to England's two, meaning this could be a battle of discipline more than anything.
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It was the second-earliest goal scored by a Belgium player at a World Cup after Leopold Anoul scored in the fifth minute in 1954. Belgium go into the second half with a narrow 2-1 lead, despite dominating for large spells of the first 45 minutes.