Brazil opened the Confederations Cup with a 3-0 win over Japan on although the occasion was marred when police fired teargas at protesters outside the Mane Garrincha National Stadium.
A stunning third minute goal from Neymar set Brazil on their way before Paulinho ended Japan's challenge by adding a second three minutes into the second half of the Group A match.
Substitute Jo completed the scoring in stoppage time as the hosts, playing their first competitive match since the Copa America nearly two years ago, dealt competently with the Asian champions who created some nice moves in midfield but lacked punch.
Some fans in the 67,000 crowd had to be treated for the affects of tear gas fired by riot police at the protester who are angry at the cost of building stadiums for the tournament and next year's World Cup.
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