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Neymar hat trick, Ronaldo record in WCup warmups

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Brazil’s Neymar, acknowledges fans during their international friendly soccer match against South Africa during their international friendly soccer match at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Brazil beat South Africa 5-0. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Brazil’s Neymar, acknowledges fans during their international friendly soccer match against South Africa during their international friendly soccer match at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Brazil beat South Africa 5-0. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Brazil’s Neymar, looks on before the start of their international friendly soccer match against South Africa during their international friendly soccer match at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Brazil beat South Africa 5-0. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring the opening goal during their friendly soccer match with Cameroon Wednesday, March 5 2014, in Leiria, Portugal. The game is part of both teams’ preparation for the World Cup in Brazil. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo shoots to score the opening goal during their friendly soccer match with Cameroon Wednesday, March 5 2014, in Leiria, Portugal. It was Ronaldo’s 48th goal with Portugal making him the national team’s best scorer ever. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

Argentina’s Lionel Messi reacts during an international friendly soccer game against Romania on the National Arena stadium in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, March 5, 2014.. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

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Neymar scored his second international hat trick to lead Brazil over South Africa 5-0 Wednesday night and Cristiano Ronaldo got a pair of goals to set Portugal’s career scoring record in a 5-1 win over Cameroon as World Cup teams prepared for the tournament.

Neymar raised his total to 30 international goals by scoring in the 41st and 46th minutes and in second-half stoppage time at Johannesburg. Oscar and Fernandinho also had goals for World Cup host Brazil, which wore its home yellow jerseys in the first half and switched to road blue for the second half.

Ronaldo’s goals in the 21st and 83rd minutes raised his total to 49, two more than the previous Portugal record held by Pauleta.

Just 99 days before the tournament opens in Sao Paulo, defending champion Spain beat visiting Italy 1-0 in a 63-minute goal by Pedro Rodriguez. England won 1-0 at home against Denmark on Daniel Sturridge’s headed goal from Adam Lallana’s cross in the 82nd minute.

Argentina and Lionel Messi were held to a 0-0 tie at Romania. Germany defeated visiting Chile 1-0 as Mario Goetze scored against the run of play in the 16th minute after Mesut Ozil eluded three defenders on the edge of the penalty area.

The United States lost 2-0 to Ukraine in a match moved from Kharkiv to Larnaca, Cyprus, because of political turmoil in the Eastern European nation. Mexico played Nigeria in Atlanta in a late game.

Associated Press

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