Daniel Alves, Alexandre Pato, Nilmar score in Brazil’s 3-0 win over IranBy AP
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Brazil beats Iran 3-0 in exhibition
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Daniel Alves, Alexandre Pato and Nilmar scored in Brazil’s 3-0 exhibition win over Iran on Thursday, giving new coach Mano Menezes his second straight victory.
Daniel Alves scored on a 14th-minute free kick, Alexandre Pato made it 2-0 in the 69th with his third goal in 10 international appearances and Nilmar scored his ninth international goal in the second minute of stoppage time.
Iran had a goal disallowed in the fifth minute for offside.
Brazil plays Ukraine on Monday at Derby, England, as it prepares for next summer’s Copa America.
Pato also scored as the five-time World Cup champions beat the United States 2-0 on Aug. 10 in Menezes’ first game.
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