Bastos, Robinho & Elano ease Brazil past Zimbabwe; Barrios scores again as Paraguay beat Greece; Ukraine beat Norway; Sweden win in Belarus

Zimbabwe 0 – Brazil 3 (International Friendly, June 2, 2010) (Longer highlights here.) Brazil were lucky not to fall behind in the opening stages in Zimbabwe as the Samba Boys started well off the pace in their first match in Africa this summer, but in the 42nd minutes Dunga watched his team take the lead as Michel Bastos cracked home an unstoppable free-kick. Two minutes later Brazil doubled their advantage when Robinho was freed in the box by a great ball from Maicon and the Santos forward toe-poked home the second. Ten minutes after the break Elano tapped home the third after a fine one-two between Dani Alves and Julio Baptista (great backheel).

Greece 0 – Paraguay 2 (International Friendly, June 2, 2010) Enrique Daniel Vera opened the scoring for the South Americans from close range on nine minutes. The in-form Lucas Barrios doubled the lead 16 minutes later.

Norway 0 – Ukraine 1 (International Friendly, June 2, 2010) Debutant Roman Zazulya scored the winner with 12 minutes remaining after the keeper had spilled a free kick.

Belarus 0 – Sweden 1 (International Friendly, June 2, 2010) Christian Wilhelmsson rode his luck from a tight angle to score the winner for Sweden in the 48th minute.

Azerbaijan 0 – Honduras 0 (International Friendly, June 2, 2010) Honduras look a little light weight going into the World Cup without target striker Carlos Costly. They failed to really test Azerbaijan goalkeeper Salahat Agayev, even after the 73rd-minute red card awarded to Sasa Yunisoglu for a rash tackle.

Romania 0 – Macedonia 1 (International Friendly, June 2, 2010) Tall central defender Vance Sikov scored the only goal of the game after 28 minutes.

Albania 1 – Andorra 0 (International Friendly, June 2, 2010) Rapid Vienna striker Hamdi Salihi grabbed the winner at the back post a minute before the break.

Serbia 0 – Poland 0 (International Friendly, June 2, 2010) Both sides struggled in poor conditions.