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



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


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


  • 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

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Match ends, Brazil 1, Uruguay 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brazil 1, Uruguay 0.

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

Foul by Diego Laxalt (Uruguay).

Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Martín Cáceres.

Hand ball by Filipe Luís (Brazil).

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

Foul by Rodrigo Bentancur (Uruguay).

Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Lucas Torreira.


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

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

Foul by Edinson Cavani (Uruguay).

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

Foul by Lucas Torreira (Uruguay).


Substitution, Uruguay. Federico Valverde replaces Matías Vecino.

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

Foul by Edinson Cavani (Uruguay).

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


Substitution, Uruguay. Mauricio Lemos replaces Mathías Suárez.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.


Martín Cáceres (Uruguay) is shown the yellow card.

Delay in match Mathías Suárez (Uruguay) because of an injury.

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

Foul by Luis Suárez (Uruguay).

Offside, Brazil. Allan tries a through ball, but Neymar is caught offside.


Substitution, Uruguay. Jonathan Rodríguez replaces Gastón Pereiro.


Goal! Brazil 1, Uruguay 0. Neymar (Brazil) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.


Luis Suárez (Uruguay) is shown the yellow card.

Penalty Brazil. Danilo draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Diego Laxalt (Uruguay) after a foul in the penalty area.

Hand ball by Lucas Torreira (Uruguay).

Foul by Roberto Firmino (Brazil).

Bruno Méndez (Uruguay) wins a free kick on the right wing.


Substitution, Brazil. Richarlison replaces Douglas Costa.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Lucas Torreira (Uruguay) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Neymar (Brazil) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Arthur.

Attempt blocked. Walace (Brazil) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Danilo.

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

Foul by Matías Vecino (Uruguay).