Oscar sinks Zambia, Japan defeated
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2014 FIFA World Cup™ Brazil secured a tenth win in their past 11 games with a 2-0 international friendly success over Zambia in China. Substitute Oscar opened the scoring on 59 minutes before Dede followed with a second soon after to sew up the win.

Brazil's recent winning run - which included claiming the FIFA Confederations Cup in the summer - is only blotted by a 1-0 defeat to Switzerland in August.

Japan suffered a second defeat in a week as they lost 1-0 away to Belarus. Yan Tigorev scored the only goal of the game on 44 minutes. Japan have already qualified for next summer's World Cup finals, but defeat in Belarus follows a 2-0 reverse in Serbia last Friday night.

Korea Republic recovered from conceding the opening goal against Mali to win 3-1 in Cheonan. West ham striker Modibo Maiga fired the African side ahead on 28 minutes only to see Koo Jacheol's penalty before half-time.

Lee Chungyong set up Son Heungmin to put the hosts ahead a minute after the re-start and the Bolton winger was again provider for Kim Bokyung after 57 minutes.