As Expected, Brazil Advances in World Cup

By TALES AZZONI
|  Monday, Jun 28, 2010  |  Updated 6:30 PM CDT
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As Expected, Brazil Advances in World Cup

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JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 28: Brazil players celebrate Robinho scoring his side's third goal during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Round of Sixteen match between Brazil and Chile at Ellis Park Stadium on June 28, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Five-time champion Brazil beat South American rival Chile 3-0 to advance to the quarterfinals of the World Cup on Monday. Juan opened the scoring in the 34th minute at Ellis Park Stadium with a firm header from near the penalty spot off a corner kick.

Luis Fabiano added to the lead in the 38th, receiving a one-touch pass from Kaka and dribbling past goalkeeper Claudio Bravo inside the area before hitting the open net. Robinho scored his first goal in the tournament with a shot from the top of the area in the 59th minute, a one-timer into the far corner.

Brazil will face the Netherlands, which earlier Monday defeated Slovakia 2-1, in Durban. Chile is the first South American team eliminated. Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay are in the final eight, and Paraguay plays Japan on Tuesday.

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