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6 vs 0
Played
October 11, 2012 7:30 PM BST
Swedbank Stadion — Malmö
Referee:‬ M. Hansson‎
Attendance:‬ 14147‎
 
22′ Oscar
 
27′ Oscar
 
48′ Kaká
 
56′ Hulk
 
75′ Neymar
 
80′ Lucas
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Brazil 6-0 Iraq

Goal.com rates the players on show as Kaka and Oscar shine for a rampant Selecao who dominated the Lions of Mesopotamia from start to finish in a comprehensive win

By Tom Webber

  • Diego Alves
    55
    19
    3.00

    Diego Alves

    The keeper will rarely have such a simple night. He was only forced into a single save, which he failed to hold, and that came at the death. The dominance of his side made for an extremely easy evening.

  • Adriano
    66
    26
    3.00

    Adriano

    Proved himself a more than capable deputy for Dani Alves as he made the right wing his own. He rampaged up and down and supplied a number of excellent deliveries for the forwards.

  • David Luiz
    116
    20
    3.50

    David Luiz

    Had one moment of madness in the first half as a miscommunication between he and Diego Alves almost gifted Iraq a goal. Recovered well and was denied from scoring a superb solo goal by the in-form Sabri.

  • Marcelo
    85
    34
    2.50

    Marcelo

    The left-back had a much more reserved night than he is accustomed to. He rarely pushed on down the left but still managed to pump in some decent crosses. His link-up with Neymar was absent given the latter's central role.

  • Thiago Silva
    84
    17
    3.00

    Thiago Silva

    There was not an awful lot for the Paris Saint-Germain defender to do at the back as Iraq only managed one shot on target in the entire game. He made a vital block to steer Mahmoud's effort away from goal in the second half.

  • Kaká
    304
    23
    3.50

    Kaká

    After a two-year absence, Kaka put in a performance that will certainly bring him into consideration for future squads. Showed immense technique on the ball and could have furthered his tally but was denied by Sabri no fewer than three times.

  • Oscar
    225
    40
    4.00

    Oscar Top of the Match

    Had an absolutely superb game, drifting across the front line an popping up in pockets of space across the pitch. He scored two tidy goals but was equally as impressive in his creativity an ingenuity.

  • Paulinho
    59
    21
    3.00

    Paulinho

    The dynamic midfielder had an impressive game as he was dominant in the air when attacking set pieces. Unlucky not to score when rattled the bar on the stroke of half time, he kept his head up and got himself an assist.

  • Ramires
    86
    28
    2.50

    Ramires

    The Chelsea man had a quiet game in midfield as he had very little to do in regards to breaking up the play. It meant he could not charge forward late, from deep, thus limiting his effect on the game.

  • Hulk
    85
    29
    3.00

    Hulk

    Was not overly effective through the middle but he had the beating of Abbas when he moved out to the right. He saw a first-half effort well saved by Sabri but was unperturbed and scored a brilliant goal after the break.

  • Neymar
    141
    32
    3.50

    Neymar

    The 20-year-old showed great determination to score a stunning strike after a string of chances did not quite fall for him throughout the match. He also two great assists, one for Oscar's opener and a second for Lucas.

Substitutions

  • Fernando
    24
    24

    Fernando

    Made his international debut in place of Paulinho in the closing stages so could not effect the outcome.

  • Thiago Neves
    29
    27
    2.50

    Thiago Neves

    Was brought on in place of Hulk with 15 minutes remaining but failed to create anything of note.

  • Lucas
    79
    19
    3.00

    Lucas

    Replaced the impressive Kaka in the 72nd minute and had a lively cameo. Managed to get himself on the scoresheet with a great finish following a one-two with Neymar.

  • Sandro
    17
    31
    2.00

    Sandro

    Replaced Ramires in the 82nd minute and was unable to make an impact.

  • Giuliano
    17
    22
    2.50

    Giuliano

    Came on for Oscar in the 82nd minute and had not time to influence the game.

  • Noor Sabri
    96
    13
    3.00

    Noor Sabri

    He may have conceded six, but without Sabri between the sticks it is no exaggeration to say that Iraq could have been beaten by double-figures. He made a number of top-drawer saves to keep out Kaka, David Luiz, Hulk and Oscar to name but a few.

  • Samal Saeed
    18
    17
    2.50

    Samal Saeed

    Left huge spaces in the centre of defence as he showed poor positional awareness. He was unable to cope with the fluidity of Brazil's attack and spent much of the game chasing shadows.

  • Basem Abbas
    16
    21
    2.00

    Basem Abbas

    Had a torrid night at left-back as he was skinned all too frequently by Hulk and Adriano. He dove into tackles far to quickly and left ample space in behind him, which was exploited.

  • Salam Shakir
    16
    15
    1.50

    Salam Shakir

    Made one decent challenge to deny Neymar a shot in the first half but everything else he did was well below-par. He failed to read the play and was guilty of allowing too many passes through the channels.

  • Khaldoun Ibrahim
    12
    16
    2.00

    Khaldoun Ibrahim

    Was left lagging behind the play by some way and could not get a foot on the ball for love nor money. He could have defended against Kaka a lot better as the Real Madrid man netted Brazil's third, letting him carry the ball too far.

  • Ali Rehema
    15
    18
    1.50

    Ali Rehema

    His flank proved to be a source of much joy for the Brazilians as both of Oscar's goals made the most of his poor judgement. He had an easier run of it in the second half but Brazil were more clinical with their chances.

  • Muthana Khalid
    13
    16
    2.50

    Muthana Khalid

    Was involved in some of Iraq's more positive moments with a few glimpses of decent link-up play in the final third. He was frustrated by the quality of the Brazilians though and was quiet for large parts.

  • Nashat Akram
    24
    13
    2.00

    Nashat Akram

    The former Twente man was the only Iraq player looking to get his foot on the ball and play the game. He was frustrated in his attempts by static team-mates which meant he was forced to dwell in possession for too long.

  • Ahmed Yasin
    17
    11
    1.50

    Ahmed Yasin

    His touch let him down on a few occasions in the first half when Iraq started to get a bit of a foothold in the game. A vicious strike that flew into the side netting was his only positive moment.

  • Hamady Ahmad
    11
    21
    1.50

    Hamady Ahmad Flop of the Match

    It was an almost non-existent display in midfield as he was given the run around by the Brazilians. He did not contribute anything to his team and was merely another body for the attackers to stroll past.

  • Younis Mahmoud
    28
    13
    2.50

    Younis Mahmoud

    Received very little service but when he did, early in the second half, it almost proved devastating. He showed great composure to come in from the left and was unlucky to see his shot blocked by Thiago Silva.

Substitutions

  • Husam Kadhim
    10
    11
    2.00

    Husam Kadhim

    Was brought on for Abbas but fared no better against Hulk and Adriano as he was consistently beaten.

  • Ahmad Ibrahim Khalaf
    9
    11
    2.00

    Ahmad Ibrahim Khalaf

    Replaced Rehema in the second half and managed to tighten up the right side until he allowed Neymar the space to pick out the far corner with a beautiful effort.

  • Osama Rashid
    11
    11

    Osama Rashid

    Replaced Khalid at the death and was unable to make an impact.

  • Amjad Al-Janabi
    10
    11

    Amjad Al-Janabi

    Played 30 minutes of football but was nigh on invisible for it. He did not influence proceedings in the slightest.

  • Mostafa Karim Abdullah
    11
    12
    2.00

    Mostafa Karim Abdullah

    Came on for Mahmoud on the hour mark but failed to make a positive impact on the game.

  • Alaa Abdul Zahra
    11
    12
    2.00

    Alaa Abdul Zahra

    Was brought on for Akram in the second half but did not tighten up the midfield by any means.

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