Richarlison Brazil scored twice in a 3-0 win over Ghana in a friendly in Le Havre, France on Friday.
Brazil’s first-half performance has given fans reason to challenge for a record-extending sixth title for the young team heading into the World Cup.
Marquinhos After 9 minutes Rafinha headed in a shot.
Richarlison extended his lead after 19 minutes with a pin-point first-time strike from the edge of the area into the bottom left corner.
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The Tottenham Hotspur forward added a third when he headed in Neymar’s free-kick five minutes before the break.
“I hope the Brazilian fans believe in me because I have scored a lot here in the national team,” Richarlison said. “I’m wearing the number nine shirt and I’m always scoring goals every time I wear it, I’m here and I’m doing my job quietly.”
The five-time world champions, assured of victory and drenched in heavy rain in Normandy, eased the game in the second half with manager Tate sending on a number of substitutes.
The Paris Saint-Germain forward played the entire 90 minutes as a forward.
Neymar scored a fantastic goal in the 80th minute after passing through three defenders and going wide.
Brazil will play Tunisia in Paris on Tuesday, with their World Cup Group G final against Serbia on November 24.