INTERNATIONALS: VICTORY ALL ROUND

Posted on: Fri 12 Oct 2012

Oscar scored the opening two goals as Brazil beat Iraq 6-0 in a friendly held in Sweden on Thursday night.

The Chelsea summer signing netted after 21 minutes from a Neymar assist and Neymar and Kaka were involved in the build-up to Oscar's second goal five minutes later.

Further goals came from Kaka, who was playing his first international for over two years, Hulk, Neymar and Lucas.

Ramires and David Luiz (who had a header well saved) both started the game too with Ramires and Oscar substituted in the final 10 minutes.

The qualification play-offs for the biennial European Under-21 Championships began on Thursday evening with wins for two Chelsea players.

The sides that finished winners or runners-up in an earlier group stage were drawn for a round of two-legged ties to decide which will go forward to the Finals in Israel in June.

Oriol Romeu played for Spain in a comprehensive 5-0 first-leg victory at home to Denmark, Benfica's Rodrigo scoring the first four goals. The Danish Under-21 side contained two players who faced Chelsea for Nordsjaelland last week - striker Anders Christiansen and Andreas Laudrup, who as in Copenhagen came on in the second half.

Jeffery Bruma, currently on loan at Hamburg, helped the Netherlands Under-21 side into a strong position too. The Dutch beat Slovakia 2-0 away. The second legs are next week.

Also in action on Thursday were Scotland Under-19s, playing their second game in a four-team qualification tournament for next summer's European Under-19 Championship in Lithuania.

The Scots, playing at home, won 1-0 against Romania with Islam Feruz playing 81 minutes. Alex Davey, who suffered a hamstring strain that kept him out of the first game, also a win, was not involved again.