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Brazil beats Egypt 3-2 in men's football

Brazil's Sandro (left) challenges for the ball with Egypt's Eslam Ramadan during the men't group C soccer match at the London 2012 Summer Olympics on Thursday.

Brazil's Sandro (left) challenges for the ball with Egypt's Eslam Ramadan during the men't group C soccer match at the London 2012 Summer Olympics on Thursday.  

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Gold-medal favorite Brazil scored three first-half goals then held on for a 3-2 win over Egypt in its opening match in Group C of the men’s Olympic football tournament.

Rafael opened the scoring in the 16th minute, Leandro Damiao added another in the 26th and Neymar scored in the 30th to give Brazil a comfortable halftime lead before Egypt made it interesting with goals by captain Mohamed Aboutrika in the 52nd and substitute Mohamed Salah in the 76th.

Brazil was able to control the rest of the game and held on for the victory, staying on track for its first gold in Olympic football.

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