International Friendlies

Brazil 1-0 Uruguay: Neymar penalty secures friendly win in London

Neymar scores a penalty for Brazil
Neymar has scored 13 goals in 16 appearances for Paris St-Germain this season

A controversial Neymar penalty earned Brazil victory against Uruguay in a fiercely contested friendly at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium.

The Paris St-Germain striker converted from the spot after Diego Laxalt was harshly adjudged to have fouled Manchester City's Danilo.

Neymar was the subject of repeated fouls, with Uruguay receiving six yellow cards from referee Craig Pawson.

Uruguay have now failed to beat their South American rivals in 10 meetings.

Both sides named strong line-ups, with Brazil featuring Liverpool players Alisson and Roberto Firmino, while Everton's Richarlison came off the bench.

Arsenal's Lucas Torreira, playing on his home ground, was one of those players guilty of fouling Neymar, picking up a yellow card for one particularly strong challenge.

Barcelona forward Luis Suarez had Uruguay's best efforts, going close with a dipping long-range shot and a free-kick, both of which were saved by Alisson.

Brazil are building towards the 2019 Copa America on home soil and continue their preparations for that tournament when they face Cameroon - managed by former Netherlands midfielder Clarence Seedorf - in Milton Keynes on Tuesday.

Uruguay travel to Paris next week to play World Cup winners France, whose 15-game unbeaten run was ended by Netherlands on Friday.

Neymar goes down injured
Neymar was criticised during the World Cup for his reaction to fouls



Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Alisson
  • 2Danilo
  • 4Marquinhos
  • 3Miranda
  • 6Filipe Luís
  • 5Arthur
  • 17Souza SilvaBooked at 43mins
  • 8Renato AugustoSubstituted forAllanat 59'minutes
  • 7Douglas CostaBooked at 40minsSubstituted forRicharlisonat 67'minutes
  • 20Firmino
  • 10Neymar


  • 9Gabriel Jesus
  • 11Rafinha
  • 12Lobo Silva
  • 13Vital da Silva
  • 14Fabinho
  • 15Paulinho
  • 16Nascimento de Castro
  • 18Allan
  • 19Willian
  • 21Richarlison
  • 22Nascimento Resende Brazão
  • 23Ederson


Formation 4-3-3

  • 12Campaña
  • 13SuárezBooked at 36minsSubstituted forLemosat 81'minutes
  • 3Méndez
  • 22CáceresBooked at 80mins
  • 17Laxalt
  • 6Bentancur
  • 14TorreiraBooked at 24mins
  • 15VecinoBooked at 41minsSubstituted forValverdeat 85'minutes
  • 16PereiroSubstituted forRodríguezat 77'minutes
  • 9SuárezBooked at 75mins
  • 21CavaniBooked at 86mins


  • 2Cabaco
  • 4Lemos
  • 5Valverde
  • 7Lodeiro
  • 8Sánchez
  • 10de Arrascaeta
  • 18Gómez
  • 19Velázquez
  • 20Rodríguez
  • 23M Silva
Craig Pawson

Match Stats

Home TeamBrazilAway TeamUruguay
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Brazil 1, Uruguay 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Brazil 1, Uruguay 0.

  3. Post update

    Richarlison (Brazil) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Diego Laxalt (Uruguay).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Martín Cáceres.

  6. Post update

    Hand ball by Filipe Luís (Brazil).

  7. Post update

    Arthur (Brazil) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Rodrigo Bentancur (Uruguay).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Lucas Torreira.

  10. Booking

    Edinson Cavani (Uruguay) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Neymar (Brazil) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Edinson Cavani (Uruguay).

  13. Post update

    Arthur (Brazil) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Lucas Torreira (Uruguay).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Uruguay. Federico Valverde replaces Matías Vecino.

  16. Post update

    Miranda (Brazil) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Edinson Cavani (Uruguay).

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Richarlison (Brazil) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Neymar.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Uruguay. Mauricio Lemos replaces Mathías Suárez.

  20. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 16th November 2018

  • BrazilBrazil1UruguayUruguay0
  • PeruPeru0EcuadorEcuador2
  • JapanJapan1VenezuelaVenezuela1
  • UAEUnited Arab Emirates0BoliviaBolivia0
  • Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia1YemenYemen0

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