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Brazil blank sorry France 3-0 ahead of Confed Cup

Goals from Chelsea midfielder Oscar, Lazio’s Hernanes and Lucas Moura from the spot saw Brazil beat France 3-0 on Sunday to ensure the French ended their brief trip to South America without a win or a goal. Having drawn with England 2-2 at the official unveiling of the refurbished Maracana stadium, Brazil prepared to host the Confederations Cup in style with a comfortable victory.

For France it was more disappointment following their 1-0 reverse against Uruguay four days earlier.
The result was no more than Brazil deserved in a match in which they were far the better side against limited opponents with limited ambition.

Fred crossed from the left and Oscar ghosted in between France centre-backs Adil Rami and Mamadou Sakho before cooly controlling the ball, turning and slotting home. The killer second arrived five minutes from time as substitute Hernanes curled home in off the far post. There was still time for Debuchy to fell Marcelo in the box and gift Brazil a stoppage time penalty that Lucas Moura netted in

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