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Robinho and Kaka on target in Brazil rout

Durban: Robinho scored twice and Kaka was also on target as Brazil routed Tanzania 5-1 on Monday in their last friendly before the World Cup.

Midfielder Ramires added the other two goals, his first for Brazil.

Kaka, who suffered niggling injuries in a frustrating first season at Real Madrid, netted his first international goal in nearly a year.

He played the full 90 minutes and produced several characteristic bursts from midfield in an encouraging performance.

Tanzania`s goal deprived Brazil of a sixth successive clean sheet. The last team to score against the five-times world champions was Bolivia in October.

"I feel good but I still need to let myself go a little," Kaka told Brazilian television.

The visitors were without Julio Cesar in their starting line-up for the first time in two years.

The Inter Milan goalkeeper was left out as a precaution after hurting his back in a 3-0 win over Zimbabwe.

Brazil went ahead after 10 minutes when Kaka set up Robinho to score with an angled shot.

The hosts created a couple of chances but Brazil rode the storm and made it 2-0 when Robinho tapped in from close range after a cross from Michel Bastos went across the face of the goal.

Brazil, who face North Korea, Ivory Coast and Portugal in their first-round group, extended their lead eight minutes after the restart when Ramires burst down the left to score.

Kaka added the fourth, scoring with his chest from Maicon`s cross in the 76th minute, before Tanzania notched a consolation effort 10 minutes later as Jabir Aziz headed in from close range.

Ramires made it 5-1 by nodding in a Daniel Alves cross in injury time.

Bureau Report

From Zee News

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