VIDEO: Brazil make light work of their Oman friendly

Oman 0 – Brazil 2 (International Friendly, November 17, 2009) The Samba Boys needed just four minutes to break through the home defence, Nilmar bagging his second goal in as many games by following up after Luis Fabiano has seen his shot saved. Oman conceded a second on the hour mark as centre back Al Ghailani tried to intercept a floated ball into the box to Hulk, only to head the ball into his own net.

Slovakia 1 – Chile 2 (International Friendly, November 17, 2009) Gonzalo Jara fired Chile into the lead, Stanislav Sestak levelled before Esteban Parades scored a second half winner to give the South Americans a morale boosting win against another side already qualified for the World Cup.

Belgium 2 – Qatar 0 (International Friendly, November 17, 2009) Headed goals in either half from Axel Witsel and Wesley Sonck sealed the victory.


Luxembourg 0 – Italy 4 (European U21 Championship Qualifiers, November 17, 2009) Antonio Barilla gave the Azzurrini the lead eight minutes before the break. Sampdoria midfielder Roberto Soriano doubled the lead before another from Reggina’s Barilla and Guido Marilunga completed the rout.

Armenia 4 – Ireland 1 (European U21 Championship Qualifiers, November 17, 2009) The Republic continued their winless run with a humiliating defeat to Armenia. Ireland fell behind to a Henrik Mkhitaryan opener before the midfielder made it 2-0. Plymouth’s Cillian Sheridan gave his side a lifeline when he turned in James O’Shea’s cross, but Hovhaness Goharyan thundered in a third and Mkhitaryan slotted in a penalty to complete his hat-trick.