Posted: Tuesday February 28, 2012 4:28PM ; Updated: Tuesday February 28, 2012 4:28PM

Brazil edges Bosnia 2-1 in friendly in Switzerland

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ST. GALLEN, Switzerland (AP) -- Brazil needed an own goal in injury time to defeat Bosnia 2-1 in a friendly in Switzerland on Tuesday.

The late winner came after a cross by FC Porto striker Hulk deflected off defender Sasa Papac in the first minute of added time in St. Gallen.

Real Madrid left back Marcelo opened the scoring from inside the area just four minutes into the match, firing a low shot into the far corner after a well-placed pass by Barcelona right back Daniel Alves.

Bosnia equalized with a shot from Stuttgart striker Vedad Ibisevic, who took advantage of a breakaway after Chelsea defender David Luiz gave the ball away with a bad pass near midfield in the 13th. Inter Milan goalkeeper Julio Cesar seemed to have a chance to stop Ibisevic's low shot but the ball bounced past him.

Bosnia threatened on counter attacks throughout the second half but Brazil's pressure paid off at the end.

It was Brazil's first match of the year.

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