ABC World Cup: Brazil remain the holders


For the first time in ABC World Cup History, a team has gone through a whole international break without losing the trophy, and that of course is Brazil.

The hosts of this summer’s World Cup are on brilliant form, and they have now won six games in a row under new manager Dunga.

In the first five they hadn’t even conceded a goal, but that run did come to an end in their most recent win, which you can read about below.

Both of their two games in the November international break were friendlies away to European sides.

The first came in Istanbul on Wednesday 12th, when Neymar scored twice in an impressive 4-0 win over Turkey. The Barcelona forward scored the first and the last goal in the rout, with a Semih Kaya own goal and Willian’s tap-in the others as Brazil found it fairly easy to dispatch the Turks.

Their other friendly was less comfortable six days later as they needed a late goal to beat Austria 2-1.

David Luiz’s header gave Brazil the lead in the 62nd minute in Vienna, but Aleksandar Dragovic equalised with a penalty 13 minutes later after Oscar fouled Aston Villa’s Andreas Weimann.

However Roberto Firmino scored his first goal for his country in the 83rd minute as he hit a fierce 25-yard strike into the top corner to win the game.

Like other international teams, Brazil don’t play again until March, but their friendly opponents are yet to be announced.

So to finish off, here’s a record of the ABC World Cup so far…



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