Marcelo scores an absolute stunner with his weaker foot for Brazil v Japan

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November's international break isn't exactly the most exciting.

Aside from the few teams involved in play-off games to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, most other nations are taking part in dull friendly matches across the globe.

England's depleted squad take on the might of Germany tonight and will also welcome Brazil to Wembley next week.

The Selecao qualified for the World Cup with ease and are one of the big favourites to claim the trophy next summer.

They will take on Gareth Southgate's men with a full roster of stars, including Neymar, Gabriel Jesus, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino.

On Friday lunch time, Tite's side took on Japan and it was a very entertaining game in the early stages.

Neymar scored a penalty before missing one shortly after and then, Real Madrid's Marcelo stole the show by scoring an absolutely stunning goal.


Not bad, right?

Marcelo showing shades of former Brazil icon Roberto Carlos with that effort.

The Real Madrid man's place in Tite's starting XI is pretty much a certainty heading to Russia despite the fact the Selecao do possess enormous depth in the position.

Atletico Madrid's Filipe Luis and Alex Sandro are both available, with the duo usually featuring in most conversations when discussing who is the finest left-back in world football.


After Marcelo's moment of brilliance, Jesus got in on the act, finishing off a fine team move to continue his outrageous goal scoring form for club and country.


It might only be Japan, but the Selecao look frighteningly good.

You get the feeling they've got over that 7-1 thrashing handed out to them by Germany at the 2014 World Cup.

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