Richarlison Scores Brace as Brazil Thump Ghana in Friendly Ahead of 2022 World Cup

Richarlison Scores Brace as Brazil Thump Ghana in Friendly Ahead of 2022 World Cup

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:12 PM
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  • Tottenham forward Richarlison scored twice as Brazil beat Ghana in an international friendly in France
  • Paris Saint German star Marquinho was also on target in a devastating 3-0 performance in the first half
  • Ghana will next face Nicaragua in their next friendly while Brazil take on Tunisia before the international break in over

Richarlison netted a first half brace as Brazil cruised to victory against Ghana in their penultimate friendly ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Paris Saint Germain defender Marquinhos opened the scoring after eight minutes to add to Richarlison double as the South Americans defeated Ghana in Le Havre.

The Selacaos got off to a bright start with Richarlison getting the first chance after just four minutes, but the Tottenham forward missed by inches wide.

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Richarlison has scored a brace as Brazil beat Ghana in international friendly. Credit: @3SportsGH
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Four minutes later, Marquinhos rose above Ghana's defenders to head home a Raphinha corner kick as the Brazilians took advantage of their early dominance.

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The five times World Cup winners doubled their lead just before the half hour mark after Richarlison pounced on a brilliant pass from Naymar.

Five minutes to half time, Neymar swung in a beautiful freekick which was met by the Tottenham forward.

After the break, Tite and Ghana coach Otto Addo made changes as Inaki Williams and Salisu made their debut for Ghana.

The Athletic Club star came close to scoring on his debut but the defence of Brazil were up to the task.

Later in the game, Tariq Lamptey replaced Dennis Odoi, and had a strike on target from a long shot on the right.

The Brazilians nearly made it four through Neymar but Southampton centre-back Mohammed Salsiu was majestic at the back.

Ghana will next face Nicaragua in Spain as preparations continue for the World Cup in Qatar.

Thiago Silva's wife watch defender excel against Ghana in friendly

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Wife of Brazil and Chelsea defender Thiago Silva, Belle, has been spotted in France as she supports her husband in the friendly against Ghana.

Brazil face the four times African champions as part of preparation ahead of the World Cup in Qatar later this year.

In photos posted on social media, Belle was in her Brazil jersey as he watched from the stands in Le Havre.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.