Richarlison doubles as Brazil beats Ghana

Richarlison has scored twice as Brazil beat Ghana 3-0 at Le Havre in their penultimate World Cup warm-up.

Neymar pulled the strings in the first half, providing both goals for Tottenham frontman Richarlison after Marquinhos gave them an early lead.

There was a late booking for Neymar after he took too hard a nibble on Mohammed Kudus, the player who scored for Ajax against Liverpool in the Champions League.

But nothing could spoil Brazil’s Friday night in Normandy as Tite’s team took a convincing win.

The opening goal came in the ninth minute when a devilishly powerful corner from Raphinha swung in from the right and ran into a thumping header from Marquinhos.

Raphinha, Neymar and Vinicius Junior failed to create chances before Richarlison showed how it’s done in the 28th minute with a clear and low first shot into the bottom right corner of Neymar’s pass.

Brazil’s third arrived in the 40th minute as Neymar took on solid duties on the left wing and fired a dangerous free kick into the near post, where Richarlison’s header gave Jojo Wollacott little chance.

Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams made his Ghana debut, starting the second half after changing allegiances from Spain. Brazil also pitched to Bremer for a debut, with the Juventus centre-back taking the place of Thiago Silva.

Brazil will face Tunisia in Paris on Tuesday, their last game before their Group G World Cup opener against Serbia in November. 24.

With Reuters

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