It was an even first half and the Irish were in the match until a mistake. The first goal for Brazil came in the 44th minute as a pass from Robinho was sent into the box and accidentally put into the back of the net by Irish defender Keith Andrews. The goalkeeper Shay Given was behind him and it was an unnecessary and unlucky play for Andrews.
The score would remain 1-0 heading into the second half where Brazil started to take control of the match. After a lackluster first half, almost all the possession was with the Brazilians and they had numerous chances. They failed to convert most but would get the second goal in the 74th minute from Robinho.
The match ended at 2-0 and a decent but not convincing win from Brazil. The Irish had some chances early but faded in the second half against a better team.
Brazil 2-0 Ireland Video Highlights
Andrews (own goal) 44′ (1-0)
Robinho 76′ (2-0)