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Brazil edge past Indomitable Lions

Richarlison’s first-half header was enough to hand Brazil a 1-0 win over Cameroon on Tuesday evening.

Tite was forced into a change in the eighth minute when Neymar hobbled off. The captain was replaced by Richarlison.

The game’s first opening arrived after 22 minutes when Roberto Firmino found himslef one-on-one with Fabrice Ondoa, but he failed to convert.

Cameroon, meanwhile, struggled to carve out any openings in the final third as Selecao shot-stopper Ederson enjoyed a quiet first half.

The deadlock was broken just before the break when Willian’s cross from the right was headed home by Richarlison.

The African champions looked a lot more livelier in the second half as Stéphane Bahoken squandered a big chance to level matters in the opening 10 minutes.

Selecao nearly doubled their lead in the 56th minute as Gabriel Jesus smashed the upright with Ondoa well beaten.

Tite’s men enjoyed most of the ball in the second half, restricting the Indomitable Lions in their attempt to secure an equaliser.

Tite’s men enjoyed most of the ball in the second half, restricting the Indomitable Lions in their attempt to secure an equaliser.

That proved to be the trend for the rest of the half as the five-time World champions closed out the year on a high.

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