FIFA World Cup: Neymar Brace Powers Brazil Into Last 16

The victory secured the World Cup favourites Brazil top place in Group A, with a better goal difference than Mexico, and in theory an easier tie in the second round.

updated: June 24, 2014 03:58 IST
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Neymar celebrates after scoring against Cameroon

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Brasilia: Neymar scored a brilliant brace as Brazil beat Cameroon 4-1 on Monday to secure top spot in World Cup Group A and a last-16 tie against Chile. (Match highlights | Matchcentre)

The Barcelona forward scored the 100th goal of the tournament in Brazil's 100th World Cup finals match to put the hosts ahead in the 17th minute. He restored their lead before the interval after Joel Matip had equalised for Cameroon.

Fred got Brazil's third early in the second half with substitute Fernandinho adding a late fourth.

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