Neymar doubles up from the spot in big Brazil win


SEOUL: Neymar scored two smoothly taken punishments to move to inside four objectives of Pele at the highest point of the nation’s unsurpassed scoring list as terminated a World Cup cautioning with a 5-1 whipping of individual qualifiers South Korea at Seoul World Cup Stadium on Thursday.

Neymar’s status for the match had been up in the air after he experienced a right foot injury during preparing on Wednesday however he was the superstar, netting either side of halftime to move onto 73 objectives in 118 appearances for his nation and close in on the three-time World Cup victor’s record in an agreeable win for Tite’s side.

Richarlison gave Brazil the lead in the seventh moment and, despite the fact that Hwang Ui-jo evened out for Korea soon after the half-hour mark, it was the guests who generally looked bound to win.

Neymar got from the spot to return his side to front three minutes before halftime and he was close by with one more punishment in the 57th moment before late objectives from Philippe Coutinho and Gabriel Jesus put the seal on a complete win.

Brazil will next play Japan in Tokyo on Monday, while South Korea have Chile around the same time.

World Cup-bound Japan said they were prepared to test themselves against the powerful Brazil after a complete 4-1 win over Paraguay in Sapporo on Thursday.

Striker Takuma Asano opened the scoring against Paraguay with a clinical completion in the 36th moment and Daichi Kamada multiplied his side’s benefit six minutes after the fact to hand Hajime Moriyasu’s group a two-objective pad.

Derlis Gonzalez pulled one back for the guests in the 59th moment, yet Kaoru Mitoma struck under a moment later, before Ao Tanaka fell off the seat to hit a late fourth after Ritsu Doan had seen his punishment saved.

“We are confronting Brazil next and they play at an undeniable level,” said Asano. “We want to see what we can do against them and we simply need to toss everything at them and attempt to push that along.”

On Wednesday, Australia upgraded Jordan 2-1 in a cordial in Doha to bring winning structure into their World Cup season finisher against the United Arab Emirates one week from now.

Awer Mabil fixed the success with a shrewd volley in the 68th moment after Bailey Wright offset a staggering long-range strike from Mousa Al-Tamari right off the bat.

Should Australia move beyond UAE on Tuesday, they will fight Peru in an intercontinental season finisher in the Qatari capital six days after the fact for a spot in Group ‘D’ at the World Cup.

Somewhere else, Chelsea star Christian Pulisic assumed a main part as the United States sent off their last arrangements for the World Cup with a persuading 3-0 well disposed prevail upon individual qualifiers Morocco.

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