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Zimbabwe 0-3 Brazil: Brazilians Overpower Hard Working Zim

The first half of the encounter did not seem to be a true Brazil match, with few chances falling to either side, although Zimbabwe held their own and worked hard to keep the South Americans at bay.

It was only a matter of time however, and Brazil finally broke the deadlock through Michel Bastos who scored from a freekick in the 42nd minute, before Robinho made it two just before half time when he scored on the counter attack in the 45th minute.

The match in Harare meant a great deal to the hme team and fans, who savoured the opportunity to face such quality opposition, and they provided a stern test with their never say die attitude.

Brazil was using this game to prepare for the World Cup which begins next week, and they rounded up the win with a third goal in the 56th minute courtesy of Elano.

Brazil will be pleased with a comprehensive win against African opposition ahead of the tournament in which they are placed in the 'Group of Death' alongside Portugal, Ivory Coast and North Korea.

You can see the goals from the game here.

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