Brazil continued the good form that won the Confederations Cup in the summer by beating South Korea in a match held in Seoul.
Oscar and David Luiz started the game with Ramires introduced after half-time, and David Luiz, who was captain on this occasion, played an important part in keeping out the home side before Neymar put the Brazilians ahead with a free-kick shortly before the end of the first half.
It was Oscar who doubled the lead four minutes after the restart when he took a Paulinho pass round the keeper to score, having gone close with a long-range shot in the first half. He was subbed in the 79th minute.
The final score in the Korean capital was 2-0, and Brazil’s globetrotting schedule of friendlies leading up to hosting the World Cup continues on Tuesday against Zambia in Beijing.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek netted twice for England Under-19s as they ran up a big win in their second match in a qualification tournament for the European Championships.
Our Under-21 squad midfielder had remained on the bench for Thursday’s 1-1 draw against host nation Slovenia, but started on Saturday afternoon as Andorra were defeated 7-0. Loftus-Cheek scored the second and the fifth of England’s goals, his first at this level.
Lewis Baker retained his place in the starting 11 and John Swift was introduced on 64 minutes. Mitchell Beeney, who played in goal in the first game, was a sub on this occasion.
With Slovenia U19s losing 3-1 to Switzerland in the other game, a draw for England in the final match against the Swiss on Tuesday will take them into the Elite Round of qualification early next year.
Chelsea schoolboy Kyle Scott has been in action for United States Under-18s as they drew 2-2 against France and beat Czech Republic 1-0 in a four-team tournament held in Limoges in France.