Neymar, Firmino lead Brazil over U.S. 2-0 in exhibition

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Neymar and Roberto Firmino scored first-half goals, and Brazil overwhelmed the United States 2-0 on Friday night in an exhibition before a sparse crowd at MetLife Stadium.

After Neymar hit the deck midway through the first half, Yedlin received a warning from the match official but the Newcastle full-back wanted to know only one thing. The tricky winger set up Brazil's opener with a sensational turn of pace and he nearly teed up Neymar in the second half - his range of passing on show.

And Brazil held firm despite the U.S. trying in vain to find space in their opponent's half and saw out a comfortable win at the ground which will host the 2026 World Cup final.

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Sep 7, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Brazil forward Roberto Firmino (20) celebrates a goal against the United States during the first half of an worldwide friendly soccer match at MetLife Stadium.

"I suffered a lot of fouls at the World Cup, but that's not what I wanted". Fabinho played a 1-2 with Firmino and cut into the penalty area.

East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Brazil forward Neymar (10) reacts after scoring a goal on a penalty kick against the United States during the first half of an worldwide friendly soccer match at MetLife Stadium.

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Neymar stutter-stepped in his run-up, Steffen dove to his right and the striker softly kicked the ball in the other way. The temporary grass field installed over the artificial turf had some brown patches and was immediately removed to prepare for the New York Giants' opener Sunday against Jacksonville.

Brazil traveled to the States for an worldwide friendly with U.S.A.

Brazil (2): Allison; Fabinho, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva (m.80, Dedé), Felipe Luis; Fred (n.60, Arthur), Casemiro, Coutinho (m.71, Lucas Paquetá); Douglas Costa (m.61, Willian), Roberto Firmino (m.75, Richarlison) and Neymar (m.80, Everton). Dede entered in the 80th, his first appearance in five years.

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