Neymar helped Brazil win over Japan

Neymar helped Brazil win over Japan

Neymar helped Brazil win over Japan

Neymar was given a penalty in the 77th minute after being tripped in the box on a rainy night at Tokyo’s new National Stadium.

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  • In a friendly match on Monday, Brazil defeated Japan 1-0.It was Neymar’s 74th goal for the national team, leaving him three short of Pele’s record.
  • Japan is now winless in 13 games against Brazil (11 losses and 2 draws).
  • Brazil changed four players from the team that beat South Korea.
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Neymar was given a penalty in the 77th minute after being tripped in the box on a rainy night at Tokyo’s new National Stadium. In a friendly match on Monday, Brazil defeated Japan 1-0.

It was Neymar’s 74th goal for the national team, leaving him three short of Pele’s record. He also scored two penalties in a 5-1 win over South Korea last week as Brazil tested itself on an Asian tour against two World Cup qualifiers.

Japan is now winless in 13 games against Brazil (11 losses and 2 draws). Brazil also extended its unbeaten streak to 13 games. Its most recent defeat came in the Copa America final to Argentina just over a year ago.

Brazil was fortunate to win by such a small margin, according to defender Marquinhos.

“We expected a tougher game, but we also played better against South Korea,” Marquinhos said. “We made some errors that boosted their confidence.” This will be a good test against a World Cup-ready team.”

Brazil, along with defending champion France, is seeded fourth in the World Cup, alongside Cameroon, Switzerland, and Serbia. Japan was assigned to the most difficult group, which includes Germany and Spain in Qatar. The other spot will be filled by Costa Rica or New Zealand.

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“Sometimes in the World Cup, all you need is a 1-0 win, and that’s what we did today,” added the Brazilian defender.

Brazil coach Tite stated that his team is “much better prepared” for the World Cup in Russia this year than it was four years ago. Tite took over that team after Dunga was fired two years before the World Cup in 2016.

“The previous cycle (2016-18) provided me with the experience,” he explained. “I’m not dismissive of that. I didn’t think I’d be with the national team for this long.”

Tite stated that he had hoped to play England or France before the World Cup, but that this was not possible. He said he’s now looking for a top-30 team for a match, possibly in September.

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Brazil had the majority of possession and several chances to score more goals, with Neymar missing a couple of open-play opportunities.

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Brazil changed four players from the team that beat South Korea. Goalkeeper Weverton, defender Thiago Silva, left back Alex Sandro, and striker Richarlison all came off the bench. Alisson started in goal, Eder Militao and Guilherme in defence, and Vinicius Junior at striker in their place.

Just a minute into the game, Lucas Paqueta hit the post, Fred hit the crossbar ten minutes later, and Raphinha forced Japanese goalkeeper Shuichi Gonda to make the first save of the match from a close-range shot approximately 20 minutes in.

Midway through the first half, Neymar had his best chance, but Gonda dived to his left to stop him. Gonda denied him once more just before halftime, and Raphinha missed a free kick late in the half.

Japan posed some early threats, with Junya Ito attempting to cross balls in from the conservative right, forcing several corners, and pressed early in the second half without testing goalkeeper Alisson, who had a quiet night.

South Korea crushed Chile 2-0 in another pleasant between Asian and South American teams. Hwang Hee-chan and Son Heung-min each scored a goal in Daejeon.

Last week, Brazil beaten South Korea 5-1.

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