Olympics 2012

Brazil brush Kiwis aside

2012-08-01 17:49
Sandro celebrates with team-mates (AP)

Newcastle - Brazil easily defeated New Zealand 3-0 on Wednesday despite resting some regular starters for the quarterfinals of the men's Olympic football tournament.

Already in the next round, Brazil earned the comfortable win with goals by Danilo in the 23rd minute, Leandro Damiao in the 29th and Sandro in the 52nd.

The result eliminated New Zealand, who needed to win to have any chance of advancing from Group C.

Brazil won the group with nine points from three matches, while New Zealand exited with one point from a draw with Egypt.

Brazil played a man down from the 76th minute after Alex Sandro received his second yellow card of the match for diving inside the penalty area.

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