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Brazil Trounces Honduras 5-0 In International Friendly In Front of Record Miami Crowd

brazil honduras Brazil Trounces Honduras 5 0 In International Friendly In Front of Record Miami Crowd

When is a friendly a misnomer? When it’s Brazil against Honduras, in a “friendly” match in Miami with both teams playing competitive and sometimes combative football.

The match between Brazil and Honduras was an ideal test for both teams. At World Cup 2014, Brazil will come up against tough, physical teams who are dangerous on the counter attack, such as Honduras. Meanwhile, the Central American opponent will face flashy, skillful and attacking sides like Brazil.

For the first 20 minutes, it was an evenly matched game with Honduras looking dangerous with Roger Espinoza bombing down the left wing. But after Brazil opened the scoring with a goal by Bernard in the 23rd minute, after hitting the ball into the roof of the net after a pass from Paulinho, the match swung in favor of the “home” crowd.

Over the course of the remaining 67 plus minutes of the match, Brazil put on a clinic.

Watching this Brazilian side play up close is a spectacle. Their ability to play so many styles of play makes them incredible dangerous and unpredictable. Inch-perfect long ball passes from David Luiz and Neymar behind Honduras’s defense interspersed with attacking runs and possession football makes this Brazil team so difficult to break down. Whether any team next summer will be able to break apart this Brazil team is doubtful.

Even when Brazil made substitutions in the match, the depth of their team was evident with the players coming on to the pitch — Ramires, Hulk, Willian and Robinho.

The crowd in Miami were up for the game as much as Brazil. A record-breaking crowd of 71,124 filled Sun Life Stadium, adding a party atmosphere as Brazil continued to entertain and not disappoint.

Brazil ended up winning the match 5-0 with goals by Bernard, Dante, Maicon, Willian and Hulk.

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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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3 Responses to Brazil Trounces Honduras 5-0 In International Friendly In Front of Record Miami Crowd

  1. john marzan says:

    why do they keep holding these non-USA friendlies in miami and not in sunny los angeles? the last brazil friendly was in miami too.

    anyway, here’s highlights from japan-netherlands friendly in japanese (2-2)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ag860Efk9dc

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