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World Cup hosts cruise to victory

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06-04-2014 13:23 BJT

Full coverage: World Cup 2014

Brazil eased to a 4-0 win over Panama in their penultimate warm-up on Tuesday, ahead of the start of the World Cup on home soil next week. 

Brazil was too good Panama, a country that has never qualified for football’s biggest championship. Brazil went ahead in the 27th minute, when Neymar scored a free-kick for his 31st international goal.

Neymar showed he is ready for the World Cup by inspriring Brazil to a swaggering 4-0 warm-up win over Panama.

Neymar showed he is ready for the World Cup by inspriring Brazil to a swaggering
4-0 warm-up win over Panama.

Dani Alves made it 2-0 five minutes before half-time. His angled drive from the right edge of the box that reached the far corner of the goal.

Neymar turned provider for the third goal. He provided an excellent assist for Hulk, who finished expertly. Panama had great chance in the 56th minute, but Julio Cesar made a superb save to stop Roberto Nurse’s shot.

Willian scored the fourth goal to wrap up the match for Brazil. The team will conclude their preparations with a match against Serbia on Friday.

"I’m still looking for my ideal shape, being 100 percent. I’m not there yet. I will get there with the training sessions, with the games, but be assured that, at the opening match, I will be 100 percent ready," Neymar said.

"I think it was a good result. I’m saying this as a group: the goals do not matter. That’s a secondary issue. The most important thing is that we’re back playing a game, together again, understanding each other one more time. You can be sure that, even though there’s only a short period of time, we will head into the opening match in the best way possible," Dani Alves said. 

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