MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican soccer fans have a new hero in goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, who made a series of key saves in a tie with Brazil that stoked hopes that their team can advance in the World Cup.
Thousands watched the heart-stopping action in Tuesday's match on huge screens set up in Mexico City's vast main square known as the Zocalo. They jumped and screamed during each of Ochoa's four saves.
Some in the crowd chanted "Goalkeeper! Goalkeeper!" and waved Mexican flags. Others screamed "Ochoa! Ochoa!"
After the game ended in a 0-0 draw, hundreds walked to the capital's Angel of Independence statue for an impromptu street party.
The game's result left Mexico with a victory and a tie, giving it a good shot at advancing out of the tournament's first round.
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