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Neymar scores in 83rd minute, Brazil beats Colombia 1-0 in exhibition game

  • Brazil's Filipe Luis (6) goes for the ball with Colombia's Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (11) during the first half of an international friendly soccer match, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Brazil's Filipe Luis (6) goes for the ball with Colombia's Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (11) during the first half of an international friendly soccer match, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)  (The Associated Press)

  • Colombia's Juan Guilliermo Cuadrado, left, and Brazil's Filipe Luiz, right, go for the ball in the first half of an international friendly soccer match, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Colombia's Juan Guilliermo Cuadrado, left, and Brazil's Filipe Luiz, right, go for the ball in the first half of an international friendly soccer match, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)  (The Associated Press)

  • Brazil's Filipe Luis (6), David Luiz, center, and Ramires (8) defend the goal as Colombia's Jackson Martinez (21) watches during the first half of an international friendly soccer match, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Brazil's Filipe Luis (6), David Luiz, center, and Ramires (8) defend the goal as Colombia's Jackson Martinez (21) watches during the first half of an international friendly soccer match, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)  (The Associated Press)

Neymar scored in the 83rd minute to give Brazil a 1-0 victory over Colombia on Friday night in an exhibition game before 73,429 fans at Sun Life Stadium.

Neymar's free kick from 22 yards landed inside the upper right post and past the outstretched hands of goalkeeper David Ospina. Neymar was making his first appearance for the national team since sustaining a serious back injury in a 2-1 victory over Colombia in the World Cup quarterfinals.

Brazil was eliminated by eventual World Cup champion Germany, 7-1 in the semifinals.

Colombia had one opportunity at the equalizer after Neymar's goal, but Radamel Falcao's header inside the 6-yard box sailed above the crossbar in the 89th minute. Falcao, who entered the match in the 76th minute for James Rodriguez, rejoined the national team after sitting out the World Cup because of a knee injury.