Brazil enthralled Marseille and overwhelmed Japan to move to the brink of a place in the quarter-finals. The Seleção's 8-1 win also left their opponents with a mountain to climb if they are progress beyond the group stage.
Junior Negao opened the scoring following a delightful move, and the crowd was incessantly thrilled thereafter by the Brazilians, in particular Benjamin. He, along with Buru and Betinho, scored before Junior Negao added his second, and Bruno made it 6-0 in the third period.
Shinji Makino responded instantly for Japan, but it was nothing more than a consolation as a Daniel effort and an own goal by Katsuhiro Yoshii completed the scoring.