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Brazil need late Costa striker to secure win

Douglas Costa scored late on. Credit: PA

Brazil came from behind to open their Copa America campaign with a win, courtesy of a last-gasp strike from Douglas Costa.

Peru took a shock lead at the Estadio Municipal Bicentenario German Becker when Christian Cueva found the back of the net after just three minutes, before Barcelona star Neymar restored parity just two minutes later.

From there it was a tale of frustration for Brazil, who had to wait until deep into second-half stoppage time for Douglas Costa to secure the 2-1 win.

Neymar got Brazil back into the game. Credit: Reuters

US Fifa investigators 'look into Nike's Brazil payment's'

The logo of Nike is seen in a storefront in Sao Paulo. Credit: Reuters

Investigators are examining a series of payments made by Nike during a 1996 football sponsorship deal with Brazil for evidence of any wrongdoing, the Wall Street Journal has reported.

The US newspaper said that allegations of corruption surrounding Nike's $160 million agreement to sponsor Brazil's national team are are discussed in barely veiled terms in the Justice Department's indictment of officials in soccer's governing body, FIFA

The indictment describes a multinational US sportswear company that struck a deal to sponsor the Brazilian federation, and then cut a side deal with a sports-marketing middleman, who allegedly used payments from the company for bribes and kickbacks, the Journal reported, adding that the people "familiar with the matter confirmed the company is Nike".



Watch France v Brazil live on ITV4

Brazil face France in Paris. Credit: PA

Matt Smith presents live coverage as France play Brazil in an international friendly at the Stade de France in Paris.

The two countries met in the 1998 World Cup Final where France ran out 3-0 victors after two goals from Zinedine Zidane and one from Emmanuel Petit.

Ex-Arsenal favourite Petit joins Matt in the studio alongside Bolton boss Neil Lennon. Coverage starts on ITV from 7:40pm.

Passenger bus crash in Brazil leaves 51 people dead

The crash in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina killed 51 people. Credit: Google Maps

A bus crash in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina has killed 51 people, police said.

The bus, en route from the neighboring state of Parana, swerved off a curve and over a cliff before crashing in a wooded area.

Police did not know how many passengers in all were aboard the bus or whether the driver was one of the victims, but said that at least six survivors were being treated for injuries.

Rescue crews are reportedly still trying to rescue survivors and recover the bodies of the victims.

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