Brazil edges Honduras in friendly

Action from the international friendly between host Brazil (yellow jersey) and Honduras on June 10, 2015, in Porto Alegre. (Photo courtesy of the Confederação Brasileira de Futebol)

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil – Brazil extended its winning streak to 10 games, defeating Honduras 1-0 on Wednesday in an international friendly at the rainy Estadio Beira-Rio.

 It was the South American side’s second straight triumph over CONCACAF opposition after topping Mexico 2-0 on Sunday in Sao Paulo.

 The only goal was scored in the 33rd minute by Roberto Firmino, who slotted home from seven-yards out after receiving a splendid pass in the left side of the box from Filipe Luis.

 Honduras, which is preparing for July’s CONCACAF Gold Cup, completed a series of three friendly matches with a 1-1-1 record, which included a win over El Salvador (2-0) and a draw with Paraguay (2-2).  The Catrachos return to action on July 1 with a friendly against Mexico in Houston.

 Brazil’s next match is against Peru on Sunday in the 2015 Copa America.