Brazil vs. France: International Friendly Live Score, Highlights, Recap
Live International Football Friendly
Brazil 3-0 France (full time result)
—Lucas Moura penalty (3-0)
Brazil: Julio Cesar, Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Marcelo, Luiz Gustavo, Paulinho, Oscar, Hulk, Neymar, Fred.
France: Lloris, Debuchy, Rami, Sakho, Mathieu, Cabaye, Guilavogui, Matuidi, Valbuena, Benzema, Payet.
Oscar, Hernanes and a late penalty from Lucas Moura have scored the goals this evening as Brazil have wrapped up a 3-0 win over France, with all three strikes coming in the second half.
That concludes Brazil's long run of friendly matches; next time they are in action will be in competition once more, with the FIFA Confederations Cup on home soil.
Much will be expected of Felipe Scolari's team, but this win and the performance in the second half will give them plenty of reasons to be optimistic. The opposition they face in the tournament should provide more resistance and attacking threat than an off-season France, to be fair, but even so, it's a pleasing scoreline to end with.
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Full time score:
Brazil 3 (Oscar, Hernanes, Lucas Moura penalty)
Full time result:
Brazil 3 France 0
Cool as you like, Lucas rolls the ball right and scores Brazil's third. It's the last action of the game, and a much-improved second half from Brazil has given them the win.
Brazil 3 France 0
Lucas Moura penalty, 92 mins
91'—Marcelo is tripped in the area and Lucas Moura is going to take the penalty....
PENALTY TO BRAZIL!
90+1'—Bernard races away down the left but his shot is weak in the end. Easy for Lloris.
90'—The 90 minutes are up, and Brazil are going to take a victory from their final pre-Confederations Cup friendly. Is there time for one more?
Boos ring around the stadium as Neymar goes off. For his performance, or because he's been withdrawn by the coach?
So David Luiz will play out the final minutes of this game in central midfield after Dante's entrance.
Brazil sub: Neymar off, Bernard on.
Brazil sub: Paulinho off, Dante on.
Well that's that in terms of the result, Brazil have sealed a win barring an extremely unlikely late comeback from France. A counter-attack from Brazil almost broke down with a poor pass from Jo, but Lucas Moura got things going again with a chipped cross to the far post. Neymar touched the ball down for Hernanes, and he bobbles a shot into the far corner past Lloris for 2-0.
Brazil 2 France 0
Hernanes, 83 mins
82'—Final 10 minutes of the game, and still no real response for France who were also beaten 1-0 by Uruguay earlier in the week. It hasn't been a great trip to South America for them.
France sub: Bafetimbi Gomis on for Yohan Cabaye
80'—Brazil sub: Luiz Gustavo off, Hernanes on
76'—Lucas Moura comes infield to have an impact for the first time, and wins a free kick. You suspect by the end of the Confederations Cup he could have won his place off Hulk in this Brazil team.
73'—Chance for Neymar to deliver from the left from a free kick now. He leaves it to Marcelo instead, and France head clear. Not great delivery from either team on the set pieces tonight.
71'—Plenty of changes, let's see how that alters the dynamics of the game. Brazil have been the better side since the break, no doubt. They're playing it about with more authority and seemingly an idea of progression up the pitch since that goal. Still very little from France.
France sub: Grenier, Giroud and Lacazette on, Valbuena, Matuidi and Benzema off.
Brazil sub: Jo on for Fred.
Yes, that's Jo formerly of Manchester City.
66'—Chance for 2-0! A cross from the right finds Fred in the box and his control and shot are instantaneous, but Lloris is equal to him with a fine stop low to his right. Lloris also gets up quickly to palm away the loose ball with Neymar closing in.
65'—Hulk report? Right then. He was heavily involved and constantly on the ball for Brazil in the final third, but it was by no means all positive or effective for his team.
64'—Brazil subs: Lucas Moura for Oscar and Fernando for Hulk.
62'—Mathieu and Sakho both go up for a corner and both only just miss it—leaving the ball to fly across the face of goal and out for a goal kick. Good chance for a France leveller.
61'—The game is certainly a little more open in this half. France stretching Brazil on the counter and Brazil more often than not leaving three forward.
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