Neymar scores all 4 as Brazil beats Japan 4-0 | Oct 14, 2014

Neymar celebrates his first goal in front of a sea of fans in Singapore.

Neymar celebrates his first goal in front of a sea of fans in Singapore.

SINGAPORE (AP) — Neymar scored all four goals Tuesday to give Brazil a 4-0 victory over Japan in a friendly match.

Playing at a neutral venue in Singapore, the Barcelona striker gave his team the lead in the 18th minute after running onto a through ball from Diego Tardelli.

He got his second three minutes after the restart, meeting a long pass from Philippe Coutinho and side-footing past Japan goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima, and completed the hat trick in the 77th when he beat Kawashima from close range.

The 22-year-old Neymar rose unmarked in the six-yard box to head in his fourth with nine minutes to go.

It was the fourth straight victory under Dunga for Brazil, which is rebuilding after a semifinal run at the World Cup.

It was a magnificent display from a player on top of his game as Japan failed to cope with Neymar.

It was a magnificent display from a player on top of his game as Japan failed to cope with Neymar.

Fans in the National Stadium in Singapore were backing Japan, but many were happy to see Brazil

Fans in the National Stadium in Singapore were backing Japan, but many were happy to see Brazil

The Barca forward almost got on the score-sheet early on, bending a beautiful free kick over the bar

The Barca forward almost got on the score-sheet early on, bending a beautiful free kick over the bar

Dunga (right) is enjoying a good start to his second spell in charge of Brazil.

Dunga (right) is enjoying a good start to his second spell in charge of Brazil.

Japan had no answer to Neymar's movement, skill and finishing, as he scored a perfect hat-trick.

Japan had no answer to Neymar’s movement, skill and finishing, as he scored a perfect hat-trick.

Neymar runs through to score his second goal after being fed by a wonderful outside-of-the-foot pass

Neymar runs through to score his second goal after being fed by a wonderful outside-of-the-foot pass

The Brazil captain was left unmarked at the far post to head in his fourth.

The Brazil captain was left unmarked at the far post to head in his fourth.

Brazil striker Neymar was in superb form in Singapore, rounding Japan keeper Eiji Kawashima.

Brazil striker Neymar was in superb form in Singapore, rounding Japan keeper Eiji Kawashima.

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