Brazil beats Iran 3-0 in exhibition

Daniel Alves, Alexandre Pato and Nilmar scored in Brazil’s 3-0

exhibition win over Iran on Thursday, giving new coach Mano Menezes

his second straight victory.

Daniel Alves scored on a 14th-minute free kick, Alexandre Pato

made it 2-0 in the 69th with his third goal in 10 international

appearances and Nilmar scored his ninth international goal in the

second minute of stoppage time.

Iran had a goal disallowed in the fifth minute for offside.

Brazil plays Ukraine on Monday at Derby, England, as it prepares

for next summer’s Copa America.

Pato also scored as the five-time World Cup champions beat the

United States 2-0 on Aug. 10 in Menezes’ first game.