(Sporting Alert) — Brazil hammered Australia 6-0 in a friendly international football game at Estádio Nacional on Saturday, handing the Socceroos their heaviest defeat in an international game in over 15 years.
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A first half brace from Jo and a goal each from Neymar, Ramires, Alexandre Pato and Luiz Gustavo piloted the 2014 World Cup hosts to the commanding victory.
Jo netted in the 8th and 34th minutes of action, while Neymar added a third in the 35th minute for a 3-0 half-time lead.
Following the break, Ramires, substitute Pato and Gustavo added goals.
The defeat was Australia’s biggest since the 7-0 lost to Croatia in a friendly international game in June 1998.
Brazil v Australia Teams
Brazil team: 12 Júlio César, 3 Thiago Silva, 4 David Luiz, 6 Marcelo, 15 Maicon, 16 Ramires, 17 Luis Gustavo, 18 Paulinho, 20 Bernard, F 21 Jô, 10 Neymar.
Subs: Jefferson, Marcos Rocha, Dante, Maxwell, Henrique, Lucas Moura, Hulk, Pato, Hernanes Fernando.
Australia team: 1 Mark Schwarzer, 2 Lucas Neill, 6 Sasa Ognenovski, 17 Matt McKay, 22 Ryan McGowan, 10 Robbie Kruse, 11 Thomas Oar, 14 Brett Holman, 15 Mile Jedinak, 23 Mark Bresciano, 9 Joshua Kennedy.
Subs: 12 Mitchell Langerak, 18 Matthew Ryan, 5 Mark Milligan, 13 Rhys Williams, 19 Robert Cornthwaite, 16 James Holland, 20 Tomas Rogic, 7 Archie Thompson.
Referee: Enrique Cáceres