- Tottenham striker Richarlison scored twice as Brazil beat Ghana in an international friendly in France
- Paris Saint German star Marquinho also scored in a devastating 3-0 first-half performance
- Ghana meet Nicaragua in their next friendly, while Brazil take on Tunisia before the international break
Richarlison scored a first-half brace as Brazil drove to victory over Ghana in the penultimate friendly ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Paris Saint Germain defender Marquinhos opened the scoring after eight minutes to elevate Richarlison’s double as the South Americans beat Ghana in Le Havre.
The Selacaos got off to a brilliant start when Richarlison got the first chance after just four minutes, but the Tottenham striker missed by inches.
Four minutes later, Marquinhos got past Ghana’s defenders and headed in a Raphinha corner as Brazil capitalized on their early dominance.
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The five-time World Cup winners doubled their lead just before the half-hour after Richarlison pounced on a brilliant pass from Naymar.
Five minutes before half-time, Neymar swung a beautiful free-kick which was met by the Tottenham striker.
After the break, Tite and Ghana coach Otto Addo made changes as Inaki Williams and Salisu made their debuts for Ghana.
The Athletic Club star almost scored on his debut but Brazil’s defense was up to the task.
Later in the game, Tariq Lamptey replaced Dennis Odoi and hit the target with a long shot from the right.
The Brazilians almost finished fourth through Neymar, but Southampton centre-back Mohammed Salsiu was majestic in defence.
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Ghana next meet Nicaragua in Spain as preparations for the World Cup in Qatar continue.
Thiago Silva’s wife watches the defender shine in the friendly against Ghana
Earlier, sports letter reported that Belle, wife of Brazil and Chelsea defender Thiago Silva, was spotted in France supporting her husband in the friendly against Ghana.
Brazil meet the four-time African champions in preparation for the World Cup in Qatar later this year.
In photos posted to social media, Belle was in her Brazil jersey as he watched from the stands in Le Havre.