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Brazil's Robinho, left, staves off a challenge by Tanzania's Nizar Khalfan

Brazil's Robinho, left, staves off a challenge by Tanzania's Nizar Khalfan

Rebecca Blackwell

Brazil's Robinho, left, staves off a challenge by Tanzania's Nizar Khalfan

Robinho and Ramires helped Brazil end their World Cup preparations in style with a handsome 5-1 win over Tanzania in Dar-es-Salaam.

Coach Dunga was able to watch all of his players in action before the opening group game against North Korea on June 15 and they impressed against modest opposition.

Manchester City forward Robinho, on loan at Santos, opened the scoring after only 10 minutes despite appearing to control the ball with his left arm.

The referee let the game continue and, after exchanging passes with Kaka, he beat goalkeeper Mohammed Mwarami.

In the 33rd minute Michel Bastos crossed the ball, leaving Robinho with a simple headed finish to make it 2-0. Ramires, who replaced Felipe Melo at half-time, needed only seven minutes to score a third goal for Brazil with a solo effort from the left flank.

In the 75th minute, Maicon crossed the ball from the right and Kaka chested it into the net to add a fourth but Tanzania managed to claim a consolation eleven minutes later when Jabir Aziz headed in a David Naftali corner.

Seconds before the final whistle, Ramires netted his second goal from a Daniel Alves cross to round off the scoring.

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Tottenham goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes started for Brazil with regular number one Julio Cesar nursing a minor injury.

Meanwhile, Adriano has arrived in Italy as he prepares to sort out the final details of his move to Roma. The Brazil international, who terminated his contract with Inter Milan in April 2009 and returned home to Brazil where he played for Flamengo, said: “I have a great desire to play together with Totti and to show good things in Italy.”


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