Soccer-Brazil cruise to victory over Portugal in Boston (Reuters)

Sept 11 (Reuters) – Brazil battled back after conceding an early goal to beat Portugal 3-1 in a friendly match on Tuesday and confirm their status as one of the early favourites for next year’s World Cup. Portugal opened the scoring in the 18th minute in Boston when Raul Meireles seized on a dreadful headed pass back from Maicon to clip the ball past Julio Cesar from six yards out. It took Brazil just six minutes to draw level and it was captain Thiago Silva who did the damage, rising majestically to head home a Neymar corner. …

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