Willian struck twice as Brazil earned a first win on the road to the 2018 World Cup by beating Venezuela 3-1 in Fortaleza.
The Chelsea midfielder put the home side in control by half-time, and Ricardo Oliveira also netted to fend away a brief Venezuela revival in the second half.
Christian Santos had bundled in from close range in a rare Venezuelan foray into the Brazil attacking third, but the two-goal margin was soon restored.
Brazil had not played a competitive home match since their shocking...
Neymar scored twice as a substitute as Brazil controlled the United States in a 4-1 win in a friendly on Tuesday in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
Brazil opened the scoring in the ninth minute when Willian ran past Alejandro Bedoya to the touchline. His high cross came off the inside of the far post before falling right into the path of Hulk, who fired into the back of the net.
Neymar made an immediate impact for Brazil when he came on at half-time, drawing a foul from Geoff Cameron in the box and slamming...
A virtuoso performance from Sergio Aguero led Argentina to a 7-0 friendly win over Bolivia in Houston.
The Manchester City forward is recognised as one of the world's premier goalscorers and a pair of deft finishes were in keeping with that reputation.
But unusually, it was his creativity that stood out with wonderful passes for both of strike partner Ezequiel Lavezzi's first-half goals as Gerardo Martino's side led 3-0 at the break.
Aguero scored his second and substitute Lionel Messi also got...
SANTIAGO, Chile -- Playing without suspended star Neymar, Brazil defeated Venezuela 2-1 Sunday in its final group game to reach the Copa America quarterfinals.
Thiago Silva scored with a volley in the 9th minute off a perfect delivery from a corner by Neymar's replacement Robinho. Roberto Firmino added the second in the 52nd, hammering home a cross from Willian.
The loss in Group C eliminated Venezuela, which got an 84th-minute goal from Miku.
The final match in qualifying set up the quarterfinal...