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Brazil beats Estonia 1-0 in friendly

LUIS Fabiano's first half goal gave Brazil a 1-0 win over Estonia in an international friendly yesterday.

The Sevilla forward scored in the 43rd minute after a rapid attack, giving Estonian goalkeeper Sergei Pareiko no chance with his precise shot.

Brazilians dominated most of the game - a 100th anniversary match of the Estonian Football Association - but the hosts also had several opportunities to equalize.

Estonia's best scoring chance came in the 22nd minute when Konstantin Vassiljev broke through Brazil's defense and his powerful shot drew a fine save from Brazil keeper Julio Cesar.

Brazil substitute Diego Tardelli had no better luck in the 85th minute with a long-range shot that flew over the bar.

The Brazilians are preparing for a 2010 World Cup qualifier against South American rival Argentina on Sept 5, while Estonia faces Turkey in a European Group 5 match on the same day.


Estonia: Sergei Pareiko, Enar Jaager, Alo Barengrub, Raio Piiroja, Ragnar Klavan, Sander Puri (Ats Purje, 89), Aleksandr Dmitrijev (Martin Vunk, 61), Konstantin Vassiljev, Joel Lindpere (Dmitri Kruglov, 61), Tarmo Kink (Kristen Viikmae, 72), Sergei Zenjov (Vladimir Voskoboinikov, 61).

Brazil: Julio Cesar, Maicon (Daniel Alves, 60), Lucio (Miranda, 68), Luisao, Felipe Melo, Andre Santos, Kleberson (Elano, 38), Gilberto Silva, Luis Fabiano (Nilmar, 66), Kaka (Julio Baptista, 60), Robinho (Diego Tardelli, 60).


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