Soccer-Brazil end French jinx with 3-0 win (Reuters)

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil, June 9 (Reuters) – Brazil scored three times in the second half to beat France 3-0 in a friendly on Sunday, ending a six-match winless run stretching back 21 years against their opponents. Oscar comfortably turned in Fred’s low cross in the 54th minute to set Brazil on their way to only their second win in seven matches under coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, who took over in November. Substitute Hernanes added the second in the 85th minute for the 2014 World Cup hosts with a left-foot shot from outside the penalty area which went in off the inside of the post. …

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