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Brazil's Neymar holds the trophy as he celebrates with his teammates after the friendly soccer match between Brazil and Argentina at King Abdullah stadium in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Brazil won 1-0. (AP Photo)
Brazil's Neymar holds the trophy as he celebrates with his teammates after the friendly soccer match between Brazil and Argentina at King Abdullah stadium in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Brazil won 1-0. (AP Photo)
Brazil’s Neymar holds the trophy as he celebrates with his teammates after the friendly soccer match between Brazil and Argentina at King Abdullah stadium in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Brazil won 1-0. (AP Photo)

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AFP) – Brazil snatched a dramatic injury-time winner over Argentina with a header from Miranda in their friendly match in front of a sell-out crowd in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

The Inter Milan player was left all alone to thump in the 93rd-minute header from Neymar’s corner when the match between the fierce South American rivals seemed destined for a stalemate.

The lapse spoiled an otherwise strong defensive performance from Argentina, who contained Brazil for long periods.

With Neymar to the fore, Brazil exerted late pressure and could have scored in the few minutes before Miranda struck.

Casemiro came close with a 25-meter free kick manufactured by Neymar that flew past Romero’s left post. Then Nicolas Otamendi stuck out a boot to deflect a diverted shot from Richarlison in the last minute.

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Written by Rafael Bandayrel

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