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Good evening one, and good evening all. Tonight, we will be bringing you yet another live blog, this time of the Group A match between Brazil and Mexico, and we’ll be doing it with a twist. According to the French mathematician Emile Borel, if you give an infinite number of monkeys an infinite number of typewriters, one of them will come up with the complete works of Shakespeare. We like to think that it’s a philosophical point that we prove on a daily basis here a 200%, but it does prove something significant – that words are easy, especially these days, when everyboy uses keyboards to such an extent that even the art of tidy handwriting seems have become a thing of the past.
Art, however, is different. Art requires a spark from within the soul which alights the imagination. So tonight, we will be bringing you the Brazil vs Mexico match live, using drawings. Perhaps we will use watercolours. Perhaps we will use oils. Well, perhaps not. My personal favourite artistic medium of choice is that most venerable pieces of computer software, MS Paint, but this evening we are going off-piste and you can get involved as well! Simply email your doodlings to here, and perhaps we’ll be able to create a Vision On style gallery of masterpieces for the ages. Perhaps we’ll rustle up a prize for the best piece that we receive. It would be for the best if your work was 750 pixels wide, but we can always work around that.
So, join us shortly before 8.00 this evening (BST) for Brazil vs Mexico… Live! In MS Paint!
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You are all ******g mental. Well done!!!
So, that’s just about that, then. Let’s take a moment to thank Terry, Ed, Marcy, Paul, Dan, Tom, Kevin, Sam and Mateus for their contributions. It’s been… well… different. We’ll be back a little later for Russia vs South Korea.
Peep peep! Full-time, and it’s finished Brazil 0-0 Mexico.
Marcelo loses his head.
Substitution for Mexico
Many, many thanks to Mateus Donato from Brasilia, who has sent us this rendering of an understandably unhappy Felipe Scolari! (Whch he claims to have captured live)
Vazquez sees yellow.
David Luiz heatmap.
Many thanks to Sam Inman for this submission – the Brazilian and Mexican flags represented through the medium of Rubik’s Cubes. You can find Sam on Twitter @RubiksFootball.
HANG ON A MINUTE.
Another submission, this is from Tom George in Wimbledon… “it’s Dani Alves with his silly new haircut”… thanks Tom…!!
Half-time analysis with Big Al…
Anxious scenes in the home crowd
And at half time the scoreboard says…
We have another submission! This is from Dan Herd, and he’s drawn David Luiz staying back for a Brazil corner. Thanks, Dan!
Jonathan Pearce is still horribly confused…
Neymar’s header again, from another angle. Comfortably the best chance of the first half.
That Neymar header in HD.
Action shot! Oscar challenges Vazquez for the ball.
Here’s that Neymar shot again
I’ve said it before and I will say it again… 70s style ‘telephone commentary’ should be available on the red button…
The mystery behind Mexico’s changed strip was finally revealed by an embarrassed kit man.
Terry, you are going to completely outdo me on this. We have a submission, from Marcia Chicca, who will be supporting Mexico this evening because of the quality of their cuisine. I can’t vouch for how correct this Spanish is.
Don’t forget, you can email your own submissions to email@example.com.
The Mexican wing back is called Lion
Outside the stadium the Brazilian public are encapsulating the spirit of this World Cup.
Good evening, sports fans! Welcome to the stadium here in Castelao (as you can see, this is a photograph) for this evening’s Group A match between Brazil and Mexico.
Neymar can barely contain his emotions during the anthems
Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.