Soccer-Brazil beat Japan, protests spoil opening day (Reuters)

* Neymar gets Brazil off to a flying start * Paulinho, Jo also on target (adds details) By Mike Collett BRASILIA, June 15 (Reuters) – Hosts Brazil opened the Confederations Cup with a comfortable 3-0 win over Japan on Saturday although the occasion was marred when police fired teargas at protesters outside the Mane Garrincha National Stadium. A stunning third minute goal from Neymar set Brazil on their way before Paulinho ended Japan’s challenge by adding a second three minutes into the second half of the Group A match. …

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