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Neymar scores all 4 goals to give Brazil 4-0 victory over Japan in friendly match

  • Brazil's Neymar celebrates  after scoring his fourth goal against Japan during an international friendly soccer match in Singapore, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

    Brazil's Neymar celebrates after scoring his fourth goal against Japan during an international friendly soccer match in Singapore, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)  (The Associated Press)

  • Brazil's Neymar gestures after scoring his third goal against Japan during an international friendly soccer match in Singapore, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

    Brazil's Neymar gestures after scoring his third goal against Japan during an international friendly soccer match in Singapore, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)  (The Associated Press)

  • Brazil's Neymar kicks the ball to score a goal against japan during an international friendly soccer match in Singapore, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 in Singapore. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

    Brazil's Neymar kicks the ball to score a goal against japan during an international friendly soccer match in Singapore, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 in Singapore. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)  (The Associated Press)

Neymar scored all four goals Tuesday to give Brazil a 4-0 victory over Japan in a friendly match.

Playing at a neutral venue in Singapore, the Barcelona striker gave his team the lead in the 18th minute after running onto a through ball from Diego Tardelli.

He got his second three minutes after the restart, meeting a long pass from Philippe Coutinho and side-footing past Japan goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima, and completed the hat trick in the 77th when he beat Kawashima from close range.

The 22-year-old Neymar rose unmarked in the six-yard box to head in his fourth with nine minutes to go.

It was the fourth straight victory under Dunga for Brazil, which is rebuilding after a semifinal run at the World Cup.