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Richarlison double on Brazil debut

Richarlison double on Brazil debut

He had already converted a penalty kick and assisted on two goals when he took on defender Bryan Tamacas in the 44th minute of Brazil's 5-0 rout of El Salvador on Tuesday night.

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar and FC Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho were on target in Brazil's 5-0 win in an worldwide friendly, while a Lionel Messi-less Argentina were held to a scoreless draw on Wednesday morning.

Argentina and Colombia on the hand drew 0-0 in another friendly in New Jersey on the same day.

He added: "Richarlison does not look to the sides, he looks forward".

Richarlison has told Spanish newspaper AS that to join Real Madrid or Barcelona would be "the dream" but remains insistent that he is happy at Everton after joining the club this summer.

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Richarlison got his name on the scoresheet 13 minutes later when he curled a spectacular shot into the top corner from 15 meters out and on the half hour mark Brazil made it 3-0, Phillipe Coutinho firing home from the edge of the box after Neymar laid the ball into his path.

Neymar had put Brazil ahead in Washington, scoring an early penalty to open the floodgates for a thumping victory.

Richarlison got his first two global goals, and Phillipe Coutinho also scored for Brazil. 'Now, we celebrate and then get back to my club and keep working hard'. "I think it has to end", he said, according to Globo Esporte. 'These lads now know what it is like to wear the Argentina shirt.

His fast start has earned him a maiden call-up to the Brazil national side for friendlies in the United States - against the hosts on Friday and El Salvador four days later.