LA PAZ: Brazil fulfilled a promise and gained valuable team preparation experience as they beat hosts Bolivia 4-0 in a friendly in Santa Cruz de la Sierra.
Neymar scored twice and Ronaldinho commanded midfield to provide Luiz Felipe Scolari with the first win of his second stint as Brazil coach.
The game was staged, at the suggestion of the Brazilian confederation, in aid of the family of a young fan Bolivian killed by a flare last month.
Kevin Beltran Espada had died in February after being struck by a flare allegedly launched by Corinthians fans in the Bolivian city of Oruro where the Brazilian club were launching their defence of the Copa Libertadores against San Jose.
Neymar scored in the 30th and 41st minutes after fellow striker Leandro Damiao had put Brazil ahead after three minutes. Midfielder Leandro, who replaced Ronaldinho in the 77th minute, scored the fourth in a stoppage-time counter-attack.
Striker Alexandre Pato, who returned home this year to join Corinthians from AC Milan, came on in the second half replacing Leandro Damiao in his first appearance for the 2014 World Cup hosts since August.
Bolivia, one from bottom of the South American World Cup qualifying group with little chance of making it to the finals, are preparing for qualifiers in June against Venezuela and Chile.
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