Robert Cianflone

Brazil vs. Japan, 2013 Confederations Cup: Seleção brilliant in opening win

Saturday couldn't have gone much better for Brazil. They did everything their fans expected of them in a 3-0 win over Japan.

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Neymar and co. brilliant in win

Neymar netted a brilliant goal in the 3rd minute and the match was all but over right then and there. Brazil went on to score two more, easily winning their Confederations Cup opener over Japan.

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Marcelo takes one to the nuts

Marcelo, Brazil's left back, is having a rough day.

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Neymar being Neymar

It didn't take long for Barcelona's new signing to show up his ridiculous ability with an early opening goal from Brazil against Japan.

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Brazil vs. Japan: Lineups

Japan will start Shinji Okazaki up top in place of any of their true center forwards, while Brazil have picked Fred and will start Neymar out wide.

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Confederations Cup gets underway

The Confederations Cup gets underway on Saturday, when hosts Brazil will expect to kick things off with a bang by defeating Japan.

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