Neymar scored one goal and set up two others to help Brazil defeat Panama 4-0 in a World Cup warm-up match on Tuesday.
Neymar broke the deadlock with a well-struck free kick from just outside the area in the 26th minute, and then sent a perfect back-heel pass for Hulk to score less than a minute into the second half. Neymar also started the move that led to Willian scoring in the 73rd.
Neymar's Barcelona teammate Dani Alves had struck Brazil's second goal with a right footed shot in the 40th.
A last-gasp scissor-kick goal from Raul Jimenez gave Mexico a 2-1 win over Panama to keep their World Cup qualifying hopes alive.
Mexico needed a victory to maintain their chances of progressing directly from the CONCACAF qualifying zone and must now wait for the last round of fixtures, when they face Costa Rica, to discover their fate.
MEXICO CITY -- Raul Jimenez scored on a spectacular 16-yard bicycle kick in the 85th minute -- four minutes after Mexico had allowed a tying goal -- and El Tri beat Panama 2-1 Friday night at Azteca to revive its hopes to qualify for its sixth straight World Cup.
Languishing in fifth place in CONCACAF qualifying at the start of the night, Mexico went ahead on Oribe Peralta's goal off a pass from Javier Hernandez in the 40th minute.
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Panama coach Julio Cesar Dely Valdes apologized Thursday for fueling this week's FIFA debate regarding foreign-born players and their eligibility.
Valdes said he was "sorry a million times" for asking whether Mexico would play its own national anthem or Argentina’s for Friday’s crucial 2014 World Cup qualifier vs. Panama at Mexico City's Estadio Azteca. Valdes made his comments earlier this week in reference to Mexico's two naturalized...