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Richarlison header sees Brazil past Cameroon in Milton Keynes

A goal from substitute Richarlison in the first half was enough to see Brazil beat Cameroon but Brazil lost Neymar to injury in the first half.

MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 20:  Richarlison of Brazil scores the opening goal during the International Friendly match between Brazil and Cameroon at Stadium mk on November 20, 2018 in Milton Keynes, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey - Danehouse/Gett
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Brazil 1-0 Cameroon: report

Brazil beat Cameroon 1-0 in a friendly on Tuesday despite losing captain Neymar to injury after seven minutes, as Richarlison's goal made it six wins and six clean sheets for Tite's side since the World Cup.

A slew of halftime substitutions led to a more open game in the second half as Brazil gradually took control.

Substitute Gabriel Jesus was unlucky not to double the lead after 53 minutes when he hit the post from outside the box with the goalkeeper stranded and Artur saw his 25-metre drive smack the top of the bar.

Allan also had two good chances to make the scoreline more representative of the action, but Cameroon keeper Fabrice Ondoa was in fine form after coming on at halftime.

The win was Brazil's sixth in succession since they were knocked out the World Cup by Belgium in July.

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Brazil play Cameroon in the slightly surreal surroundings of Milton Keynes as the pair play at Stadium MK, the home of MK Dons on Tuesday night with kick-off at 20:30 CET. Brazil are coming off a 1-0 win over Uruguay with the goal coming from the spot and scored by Neymar. Cameroon, however, lost their last game against Morocco in the African Cup of Nations qualification and could do with a win to boost the mood around their national team.

Tite could ring the changes from the side that played Mexico with Brazil training in England ahead of the clash without Neymar and more of their presumed first team players. Allan, Richarlison and Willian trained and could in line to start while Dede and Pablo could start after answering questions in the press conference ahead of the clash. The Brazil manager also confirmed Ederson, Marquinhos, Alex Sandro and Roberto Firmino will also start on Tuesday night.

"Roberto Firmino is still a new player in the national team and so it’s only fair to give him his chance to get used to that position and to create his understanding with the players around him," Tite said before the game about the Liverpool player.

Cameroon are missing a couple of players with Petrus Boumal and Vincent Aboubakar both out. "I have not played in Milton Keynes before, so this is different for me - but the stadium is great and I am looking forward to the game," says Clarence Seedorf ahead of the game. He also says Brazil is always a special game.


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