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Neymar leads Brazil to 3-1 win over Japan in friendly

AP , Friday 10 Nov 2017
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Japan's midfielder Sakai Hiroki (R) vies for the ball against with Brazil's forward Neymar during Japan's friendly football match against Brazil on November 10, 2017 at the Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Villeneuve d'Ascq, northern France. (Photo: AFP)
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Neymar scored from the spot Friday to help Brazil start its World Cup preparations with a 3-1 win over Japan in a friendly.

Marcelo and Gabriel Jesus also scored for the five-time champions, who got all three goals in the first half at Pierre Mauroy Stadium.

Tomoaki Makino scored for Japan in the second half.

Brazil has embarked on a mini-tour of Europe and will next play England at Wembley Stadium next week.

Both Brazil and Japan have qualified for next year's World Cup in Russia.

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