Football

Neymar powers Brazil into World Cup last 16

Star striker Neymar scored twice as Brazil beat Cameroon 4-1 to march into the World Cup last 16 with first place in Group A.

The Barcelona striker’s first goal in the 17th minute was the 100th goal of the high-scoring tournament in Brazil’s 100th match in World Cup finals.

He added a second before half-time while Fred headed the third goal in the 49th minute and Fernandinho bagged the fourth in the 84th.

Cameroon, whose goal was scored by Joel Matip in the 26th minute to briefly make the game level, finished in bottom place in Group A with three straight defeats.

- AFP