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Brazil grab win but suffer Cesar scare

Brazil cruised to 3-0 victory against Zimbabwe in Harare in their first of two World Cup warm-up matches — but goalkeeper Julio Cesar suffered an injury scare.

Lyon full-back Michel Bastos set the ball rolling with a free-kick four minutes before half-time and Robinho doubled the Selecao's lead before the interval. Elano rounded off the scoring in the second half and Brazil were never worried after that point.

It could have been so different had Ovidy Karuru scored a clear chance for the hosts in the first 20 minutes, but he blazed over. Julio Cesar immediately went down injured and was replaced by Tottenham's Heurelho Gomes. Dunga's side play Tanzania in Dar-es-Salaam on Sunday.

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