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Confederations Cup: Brazil beats Mexico as Fortaleza protests

Published 2118 GMT (0518 HKT) June 19, 2013
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Hours after declaring himself saddened by the need for protests against Brazil's social conditions, Neymar brought joy to his compatriots with the opening goal in a 2-0 win over Mexico. Clive Rose/Getty Images
A family of four negotiate their way to the game as riot police prevent protesters from gaining access to Fortaleza's Castelao Stadium. Vanderlei Almeida/Getty Images
Protesters confront riot police officers on the distant outskirts of the Castelao Stadium, which has been newly built for next year's World Cup at a cost of $240 million. Yuri Corteza
A police officer holds his weapon as protesters continue their demonstration ahead of Brazil's Group A match with Mexico in the ongoing Confederations Cup. Yuri Corteza/Getty Images
Fans hold up banners - which state that they are protesting against corruption, rather than the national team - ahead of Brazil's 2-0 win over Mexico. Clive Mason/Getty Images