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Fred double sends Brazil top of group
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Fred double sends Brazil top of group

Jun 23 2013, 3:06am CDT | by

Salvador (Brazil), June 23 (IANS) Fred scored two second-half goals as Brazil secured the top spot in Group A of the Confederations Cup with a 4-2 victory over Italy here.

Salvador (Brazil), June 23 — Fred scored two second-half goals as Brazil secured the top spot in Group A of the Confederations Cup with a 4-2 victory over Italy here. Meanwhile, in Belo Horizonte,...

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Fred double sends Brazil top of group

Jun 23 2013, 3:06am CDT | by

Salvador (Brazil), June 23 (IANS) Fred scored two second-half goals as Brazil secured the top spot in Group A of the Confederations Cup with a 4-2 victory over Italy here.

Salvador (Brazil), June 23 — Fred scored two second-half goals as Brazil secured the top spot in Group A of the Confederations Cup with a 4-2 victory over Italy here.

Meanwhile, in Belo Horizonte, Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez netted twice but missed a late penalty in Mexico's 2-1 defeat of Japan Saturday, reports Xinhua.

Fred fired in from close range just after the hour-mark at the Arena Fonte Nova before adding another two minutes from time after Marcelo's shot was kept out by Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.

After the match, the Fluminense striker said he had benefited from finally overcoming a fractured rib.

"It is the game in which I have felt most comfortable since the tournament began. It's a credit to the medical staff who have helped me to recover. I'm happy to have played such a decisive part in the victory," Fred said.

Bayern Munich defender Dante had given Brazil the lead on the stroke of half-time by bundling in at the far post following Buffon's reflex save from a Fred header. Dante had been introduced 10 minutes earlier as a substitute for Chelsea's David Luiz, who was forced off with an injured right thigh.

Emanuele Giaccherini equalised after a cunning Mario Balotelli backheel before Fred and then Neymar -- the latter with a sumptuous free-kick -- gave Brazil a 3-1 advantage.

Giorgio Chiellini reduced the deficit with a low finish following Alberto Aquilani's cross before Fred's predatory instincts put the result beyond doubt.

At the Mineirao Stadium, Hernandez broke the 0-0 first-half deadlock by heading in twice within 12 minutes.

In a frenetic finish, Shinji Okazaki gave Japan hope five minutes from time, tapping in after Yasohito's deft one-touch pass from a Shinji Kagawa cross.

Hernandez missed the chance for a hat-trick when his spot-kick was kept out by Eiji Kawashima and he then sent the rebound crashing off the crossbar.

Mexico and Japan are eliminated from the tournament while Brazil and Italy's semifinal opponents will be decided by Sunday's Group B fixtures between Nigeria-Spain and Uruguay-Tahiti.


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Juventus chasing Man Utd striker Chicharito

Oct 14 2014 9:50pm CDT | Source: Tribalfootball.com

Juventus are eyeing Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez. NO, This article does not meet Newsnow guidelines read m ...
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Juventus Want Man United Striker as Serie A Side Look to Bring Extra Firepower

Oct 14 2014 11:49am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

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Real Madrid striker Chicharito will never play for Man Utd again

Oct 14 2014 4:21am CDT | Source: Tribalfootball.com

Javier Hernandez has played his last game for Manchester United. NO, This article does not meet Newsnow guidelines ...
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Manchester United Manager Van Gaal Does Not Want Real Madrid Loanee Back

Oct 13 2014 2:46pm CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Javier Hernandez almost certain to be leaving Old Trafford on permanent basis. Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has no intention of welcoming striker Javier Hernandez back into the Old Trafford fold once his loan spell at Real Madrid expires, report the Express, and is hoping that the Mexican can put in some displays at the Bernabeu so his price tag rises. SEE MORE: Prison footballers - Our top 10 Man United target German international Sa ...
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Manchester United Striker Unlikely To Sign For Real Madrid On Permanent Deal

Oct 13 2014 4:32am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

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Mexico vs. Panama: Score, Grades and Reaction from International Friendly

Oct 12 2014 5:55pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Erick "Cubo" Torres scored in the 89th minute as Mexico defeated Panama 1-0 on Sunday in an international friendly at the Estadio Corregidora in Queretaro, Mexico.  Hosts Mexico were the better side throughout the match but mostly failed to trouble Panama goalkeeper Oscar McFarlane until substitute Torres popped up with the winner one minute from time. Panama carved out the game's first chance in the fourth minute despite seeing little possession until that point. Blas Per ...
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Mexico vs. Panama live stream: How to watch their friendly online

Oct 12 2014 2:32pm CDT | Source: SBNation

After pulling off a win with a good performance against Honduras earlier in the international break, Mexico will be hoping to match or better that result with another good showing against Panama on Sunday (5 p.m. ET, ESPN2). Miguel Herrera would have been happy to see that 'Chicharito' Javier Hernandez and Oribe Peralta finally looked good together in Mexico's last match. They combined fo ...
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(Video) Loaned Out Man United Striker Javier Hernandez Scores Great Goal for Mexico Against Honduras, Shame About the Celebration?

Oct 11 2014 5:11am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Old Trafford star knows how to find the back of the net, goal celebrations...not so much. Loaned out striker Chicharito proves just how deadly he is in front of goal. Read more: The Real Madrid man shows his quality in front of goal with this superb finish against Honduras before conducting a strange goal celebration that involves jumping in the air in a bizarre fashion. Deadly finish from Javier Hernandez, sh ...
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1 week ago

Man United loanee Chicharito (Real Madrid) scores for Mexico, celebrates like Di Stefano [Video]

Oct 11 2014 4:27am CDT | Source: 101 great goals

Javier Hernandez continued his good vein of club form by scoring in Mexico’s 2-0 friendly win over Honduras.In truth, Chicharito couldn’t really miss as he was give all the time in the world by a lax Honduran defence to pick his spot.But the Man United loanee, at Real Madrid this season, made no mistake and smashed the ball into the bottom corner to claim his 37th international goal in 67 caps.His celebration was also noteworthy, as his le ...
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1 week ago

5 Things for Mexico to Be Positive About Following Win Against Honduras

Oct 10 2014 6:25pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Mexico made amends with their fans on home soil. El Tri defeated Honduras 2-0 and in a way that showed their superiority in every line, and showed the process toward Russia 2018 is slowly taking shape. After a draw to Chile and a victory over Bolivia, Miguel Herrera's side looked rusty and looked to have lots of trouble scoring, but against Los Catrachos things worked smoothly. Javier Hernandez scored again, while the back line finally show ...
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