Brazil routs China

Unstoppable... Neymar and Lucas Moura enjoy the spoils of a goal (Getty)

Neymar bagged a hat-trick as FIFA World Cup host Brazil hammered China 8-0 in a international friendly at Arruda Stadium in the northeastern city of Recife.

The Selecao was back to its best after scraping to a 1-0 win over South Africa last weekend in Sao Paulo.

The pressure valve on coach Mano Menezes was eased as Brazil scpored six times after the break against the Chinese.

Chelsea midfielder Ramires opened the scoring on 23 minutes before Neymar doubled the lead three minutes later.

PSG's Lucas Moura extended the advantage on 49 minutes, before Hulk (52nd) and Neymar (54 minutes) made it 5-0. Neymar rounded off his treble on the hour mark before an own-goal on 70 minutes and Oscar's strike on 76 minutes.

Source SBS