Brazil, Japan secure friendly wins

Brazil secured a 10th win in their past 11 games with a 2-0 international friendly success over Zambia in China.

Brazil v Zambia

Brazil secured a 10th win in their past 11 games with a 2-0 international friendly success over Zambia in China.

Substitute Oscar opened the scoring on 59 minutes before Dede followed with a second soon after to sew up the win.

Brazil's recent winning run - which included claiming the Confederations Cup in the summer - is only blotted by a 1-0 defeat to Switzerland in August.

Japan suffered a second defeat in a week as they lost 1-0 away to Belarus.

Yan Tigorev scored the only goal of the game on 44 minutes.

Japan have already qualified for next summer's World Cup finals in Brazil, but defeat in Belarus follows a 2-0 reverse in Serbia last Friday night.

South Korea recovered from conceding the opening goal against Mali to win 3-1 in Cheonan.

West ham striker Modibo Maiga fired the African side ahead on 28 minutes only to see Koo Ja-cheol's penalty before half-time.

Lee Chung-yong set up Son Heung-min to put the hosts ahead a minute after the re-start and the Bolton winger was again provider for Kim Bo-kyung after 57 minutes.

Managerless Australia bounced back from 6-0 thumping by France to record a morale-boosting 3-0 win over Canada.

German Holger Osieck was dismissed following that thrashing on Friday, Australia's second successive 6-0 reverse after an equally heavy defeat to Brazil last month.

On Tuesday night at Fulham's Craven Cottage the Socceroos finally had something to shout about.

Josh Kennedy headed in the opener inside 30 seconds and Dario Vidosic flicked in a second in the 53rd minute.

Mathew Leckie sealed the win with his first international goal with 12 minutes remaining.



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