Willian has scored his first goal for Brazil as Selecao routed Honduras in Miami, Florida.
Willian, who received his first call-up in two years this month, entered the fray at half-time in place of former Manchester City and Everton striker Jo.
He scored in the 70th minute of the 5-0 triumph - his first goal for his nation on what was his third cap.
Willian said of the achievement:
"I'm very happy; to start with a victory was very important. I'm ecstatic we scored five goals. The whole group should be congratulated. Brazil played well and my debut could not be better.’’
Clearly he is treating this as a new beginning to his international career by calling it his debut.
Bernard, Dante, Maicon and Hulk bagged the other goals.
Some news from yesterday afternoon now, involving Kevin De Bruyne.
The Belgian, who is struggling for first-team football at Stamford Bridge this season, has been linked with several moves away from London this winter.
“Maybe. But Chelsea is my employer and they decide my future. I don't have to talk about what could happen in January now, as it's only November. A lot can still happen. I feel quite good. The fact that I'm playing at Chelsea is proof I always performed well. The manager told me in July that I had to stay, so I'm not a difficult person. I've no regrets.”
Reported Chelsea transfer target Blaise Matuidi has not yet agreed a new deal with French champions Paris Saint-Germain.
The French international has also been linked with Manchester City - and admits that as yet he has not dedicated his future to PSG, although wants to stay:
“I am really at ease at PSG. My first wish would be to stay. But you can wish for something and sometimes it doesn't happen. The club has a special place in my heart, but anything can happen in a career."
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