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Zimbabwe's Warriors express pride in testing Brazil

By Steve Vickers,
BBC Sport, Harare

Zimbabwe versus Brazil
Zimbabwe tested Brazil but were comfortably beaten

Zimbabwe striker Knowledge Musona says playing Brazil in only his second international was 'unforgettable'.

The 19-year-old was the Warriors' outstanding player as they went down 3-0 to the South American giants in Harare on Wednesday.

Musona, a striker who plays for Kaizer Chiefs in South Africa, produced some of Zimbabwe's best chances but was unable to score.

"We had good chances but luck was not on our side," he told BBC Sport.

"I was nervous because it was my first time to play a big game like this, but I'll get used to it as time goes on."

Musona's senior international debut was in a friendly against South Africa in Durban in January.

Taking on the top side in the world was an entirely different proposition, with Zimbabwe ranked 109 places below the South Americans.

"It was a good match and it's a great honour to play the world's number one team," he said.

"I didn't think I'd get this chance to play against the likes of Robinho and Kaka and all the Brazilians, so I'm very happy."

Brazil's final game before the World Cup will be a friendly against Tanzania in Dar es Salaam, and after the experience of facing the Samba Boys, Musona has a few words of advice for the Taifa Stars.

"Tanzania have to be disciplined in their tactical movements - they must create space and not let Brazil enter through the middle.

"But if they allow them to get in through the middle they're going to be killed."

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