Winger Richarlison scored twice in 12 minutes as Brazil breezed past Ghana 3-0 while another South American powerhouse Argentina also grabbed a 3-0 victory over Honduras in pre-World Cup international friendlies on Friday.
Assisted by Neymar, the Tottenham Hotspur forward added the third for the team on the stroke of halftime with a clever first-time header from a freekick to seal a comfortable 3-0 victory.
Since losing the final of the Copa America last year, the five-time world champions is on a 14-game unbeaten streak -- 11 wins and three draws, with 33 goals for and just four goals against.
Elsewhere, in the duel between Argentina and Honduras, Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez scored the opener with a right-footed shot from very close range.
Argentina dominated the whole game with offensive attack as captain Lionel Messi doubled the lead by converting a penalty before the halftime break. In the 69th minute, Messi scored his second by unleashing a shot outside the box.
Elsewhere 2022 World Cup host Qatar lost to Canada 2-0, Mehdi Taremi's lone goal in the 79th minute helped Iran stun Uruguay 1-0, Morocco took down Chile 2-0, and Saudi Arabia held Ecuador to a 0-0 draw.
Apart from the friendlies, Hungary shocked Germany while Italy sealed a 1-0 victory against out-of-form England in the Nations League.
Hungary stunned the Germans thanks to Adam Szalai's sensational heel flick to stay on course for a Nations League final four spot with one game left to play.
England suffered relegation in the Nations League second tier after their stuttering form capitulated with a 1-0 loss against Italy.
What is serious concern is that the Gareth Southgate's side are now without a win or even an open play goal in their last five fixtures with just less than two months before they kick off their World Cup campaign.