Neymar scores four times for Brazil against Japan

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Neymar has netted his 37th goal for Brazil in only 58 appearances for his country, with the Barcelona forward having opened the scoring for the Selecao in a friendly encounter with Japan in Singapore on Tuesday.

Brazil are hoping to erase the memories of their World Cup semi-final capitulation against champions Germany, and went some way to doing so with a notable victory over Argentina at Beijing’s iconic Bird’s Nest Stadium at the weekend.

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Japan should pose a far more straightforward proposition for Dunga’s team, and Neymar offered the ideal start when he latched onto a pass from Diego Tardelli, the hero against Argentina, and rounded Eiji Kawashima before slotting home.

Just two minutes later and Neymar had almost a second for himself and Brazil, but his superb free-kick crashed into the post with Kawashima well beaten.

Japan XI

Kawashima; Ota, Shiotani, Morishige, Sakai; Morioka, Taguchi, Shibasaki; Okazaki, Kobayashi, Tanaka.

Subs: Nishikawa, Gonda, Mizumoto, Nagatomo, Nishi, Suzuki, Hosogai, Honda, Havenaar, Kakitani, Muto.

Brazil XI

Jefferson; Danilo, Miranda, Gil, Filipe; Luiz Gustavo, Elias; Willian, Oscar, Neymar; Diego Tardelli.

Subs: Rafael, Marcelo Grohe, Mario Fernandes, Juan, Dodo, Romulo, Souza, Everton Ribeiro, Kaka, Coutinho, Robinho.


Make that 38 goals! Neymar has scored again for Brazil to make it 2-0.


This is getting ridiculous now. 3-0 Brazil, 3-0 Neymar.

And another! That's FOUR for Neymar today and 40 in his international career. He's only 22...

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