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  • Republic of Ireland 0-2 Brazil: Robinho wonder goal

    Brazil won 2-0 when faced with the Republic of Ireland in a friendly match. One goal 'Samba Team' was created by one of their star, Robinho.

    In the action at the Emirates Stadium, London, Tuesday (2/3/2010), Brazil coach Dunga took up with prime players. Adriano and Robinho appeared as early duet attackers, whereas Kaka into midfield general.

    Advantage when Brazil won the first round of one minute remaining. Robinho wrong bait anticipated by Keith Andrews. Rather than throw it away, the ball actually leads to his own goal. 1-0 to Brazil.

    At the beginning of the second half, Daniel Alves almost brought Seleccao winning 2-0. But unlucky for him, his shot, after successfully deceive Shay Given, still wide in the empty goal.

    Brazil could only their second goal at minute 76 after the cooperation between Kaka and Grafite well resolved by Robinho through a flick. This position lasted until 2-0 long whistle sounded.

    For Ireland, this was their first game after the fight World Cup qualifying playoff against France a few months ago. As is known, in such action they eliminated a controversial goal by Thierry Henry.

    While in camp Brazil, Dunga made five substitutions during the game. Before this game, he had promised to keep the players fitness and return them to their respective clubs in the free state of injury.


    Republic of Ireland: Shay Given, Stephen Kelly, Sean St. Ledger, Paul McShane, Glenn Whelan (Darron Gibson 56), Keith Andrews, Liam Lawrence (James McCarthy 69), Damien Duff (Aiden McGeady 56), Kevin Kilbane, Robbie Keane, Kevin Doyle (Leon Best 78).

    Brazil: Julio Cesar, Lucio (Luisao 82), Juan, Fernandes Michel Bastos, Maicon (Carlos Eduardo Marques 84), Gilberto Silva, Kaka, Felipe Melo, Ramires (Dani Alves 64), Adriano (Grafite 64), Robinho (77 Nilmar ).


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