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Brazil Beat South Korea in UAE friendly


Mahmoud Al Assal

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 20:43 GMT

Brazil's national football team defeated South Korea 3-0 in a friendly that took place in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday November 19th at Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium.

Lucas Coelho opened the scoring for Brazil only nine minutes from the start to give his side an early lead over South Korea.

Coutinho, who is currently on loan at Bayern Munich from Barcelona, doubled the scoring in the 36th minute to finish the first half with 2-0 lead for Brazil.

Juventus defender Danilo Luiz da Silva scored the third goal for Brazil to end his team’s run of five games without a win by a 3-0 victory over South Korea.

On Friday November 15th, with a big crowd of fans attending the game in Saudi Arabia, Brazil lost 1-0 to Argentina in a friendly at King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh, AFP reported.

The Selecao marked their first victory in six friendly at Abu Dhabi since their triumph at the Copa America on home soil in July as all of those matches have been played on neutral ground.

Brazil lost the services of the world's most expensive player, Neymar, who stayed at his club Paris Saint-Germain to work on his fitness after suffering an injury playing for his country in a 1-1 draw with Nigeria in Singapore a month ago.

Brazil's coach made five changes in his team’s starting line-up following the Argentina defeat, with Lodi and Coutinho coming into the side along with PSG centre-back Marquinhos, Liverpool midfielder Fabinho and Everton forward Richarlison.

The game witnessed the debut of Aston Villa's Douglas Luiz who appeared as a late substitute in what is a reassuring victory for Brazil before they start South American World Cup qualifying next March.

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