International Friendlies

USA v Brazil: Neymar & Roberto Firmino on target, Richarlison makes debut

Roberto Firmino and Neymar embrace after the Liverpool forward scored the opener
Roberto Firmino (left) and Neymar scored the goals

Neymar and Roberto Firmino scored as a strong Brazil side coasted past a youthful USA in a friendly match.

Firmino gave the Selecao the lead in New Jersey after 11 minutes, the Liverpool forward finishing a low Douglas Costa cross from close range.

Paris St-Germain striker Neymar doubled the lead from the penalty spot after Fabinho was judged to have been fouled in the box.

Neymar's goal was his 58th in 91 games for his country.

Brazil coach Tite gave an international debut to Everton forward Richarlison, who came on as a second-half substitute.

Elsewhere, two goals from Barcelona's Luis Suarez helped Uruguay to a 4-1 win over Mexico in Houston, Chara's 90th minute goal saw Colombia defeat Venezuela 2-1 in Miami and Ecuador beat Jamaica 2-0 in a match that was also staged in New Jersey.

Finally, an Argentina side without Lionel Messi easily beat Guatemala 3-0 in Los Angeles in their first game since losing 4-3 to France at the World Cup.



Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Steffen
  • 2Yedlin
  • 3Miazga
  • 6Brooks
  • 17Robinson
  • 20TrappSubstituted forRoldanat 83'minutes
  • 14ArriolaSubstituted forAcostaat 55'minutes
  • 4Adams
  • 8McKennieSubstituted forDelgadoat 83'minutes
  • 16GreenSubstituted forWeahat 55'minutes
  • 7WoodSubstituted forZardesat 70'minutes


  • 5Carter-Vickers
  • 9Zardes
  • 10Roldan
  • 11Weah
  • 15Lichaj
  • 21Parker
  • 22Bono
  • 23Acosta
  • 25Delgado


Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Alisson
  • 14Fabinho
  • 13Marquinhos
  • 2Thiago SilvaSubstituted forVital da Silvaat 80'minutes
  • 6Filipe Luís
  • 18FredSubstituted forArthurat 60'minutes
  • 5Casemiro
  • 11CoutinhoSubstituted forTolentino Coelho de Limaat 71'minutes
  • 7Douglas CostaSubstituted forWillianat 61'minutes
  • 20FirminoSubstituted forRicharlisonat 75'minutes
  • 10NeymarSubstituted forSousa Soaresat 80'minutes


  • 3Vital da Silva
  • 4Felipe
  • 9Richarlison
  • 12Murara Neto
  • 15Arthur
  • 16Lobo Silva
  • 17Tolentino Coelho de Lima
  • 19Willian
  • 21Sousa Soares
  • 22Militão
  • 23Pereira
  • 24de Souza Nogueira
Fernando Guerrero Ramírez

Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, USA 0, Brazil 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, USA 0, Brazil 2.

  3. Post update

    Casemiro (Brazil) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Antonee Robinson (USA).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Richarlison (Brazil).

  6. Post update

    Kellyn Acosta (USA) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Tyler Adams.

  8. Post update

    Everton (Brazil) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Marco Delgado (USA).

  10. Post update

    Hand ball by Cristian Roldan (USA).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, USA. Marco Delgado replaces Weston McKennie.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, USA. Cristian Roldan replaces Wil Trapp.

  13. Post update

    Offside, Brazil. Lucas Paquetá tries a through ball, but Richarlison is caught offside.

  14. Post update

    Hand ball by Antonee Robinson (USA).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Brazil. Everton replaces Neymar.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Brazil. Dedé replaces Thiago Silva.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Neymar (Brazil).

  18. Post update

    Matt Miazga (USA) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Weston McKennie (USA) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kellyn Acosta with a cross.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Brazil. Richarlison replaces Roberto Firmino.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 8th September 2018

  • EcuadorEcuador2JamaicaJamaica0
  • VenezuelaVenezuela1ColombiaColombia2
  • MexicoMexico1UruguayUruguay4
  • ArgentinaArgentina3GuatemalaGuatemala0

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