Brazil celebrate, but it wasn't all plain sailing against New Zealand ©FIFA

Hosts Brazil have continued their impressive start to the men's FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Brazil, defeating New Zealand 3-0. 

However, the scoreline doesn't accurately reflect the Group A match, with the South Americans having had a man sent off and the Oceania champions being the architects of their own downfall at Estádio Bezerrão, Gama.

Brazil had the perfect start in the first 20 minutes, thanks to a poacher's finish from Kaio Jorge.

But New Zealand didn't crumble, continuing to exert territorial pressure. 

The home fans were then stunned when defender Yan Couto was sent off for stamping just before half-time.

The Kiwis came out for the second half with renewed belief and Oskar van Hattum fired wide from inside the six-yard box. 

New Zealand were made to rue missed opportunities thanks to two defensive howlers. 

Goalkeeper Alex Paulson was robbed in his own penalty box by Talles Magno, who gleefully smashed the ball home. 

Diego then rounded off the victory after sloppy work by the New Zealand centre-backs. 

Brazil have advanced to the knockout stage with one Group A game still to play, against Angola. 

Australia are still in the tournament, but only just ©FIFA
Australia are still in the tournament, but only just ©FIFA

The African side also qualified, after defeating Canada 2-1 in dramatic fashion. 

Zini, who scored in Angola's opening win against New Zealand, made it two for the tournament on the half-hour. 

But Canada came back strong in the second half, with a gorgeous left-foot finish from Jacen Russell-Rowe bringing them level. 

Then, with just moments remaining, substitute forward David scored after a goalmouth scramble to take Angola through. 

Group B enjoyed two of the games of the tournament, with only Nigeria having definitely qualified for the last 16. 

Much like their first match against Hungary, the African Lions had to come back from a deficit to secure victory. 

They started well against Ecuador at Estádio Olímpico, Goiânia, going 1-0 up through Ibrahim Said in just the fifth minute. 

But Ecuador hit back hard through Daniel Jinadu and a penalty from Johan Mina.

Trailing 2-1 with just six minutes left, a remarkable late double from Said gave him a hat-trick and Nigeria the three points. 

The comebacks continued in the other Group B game, as Hungary took a quick-fire 2-0 lead against Australia within 20 minutes, through Peter Baráth and a spot-kick from Akos Zuigeber.

However, Australia hit back with a penalty of their own, from Noah Botic, and an equaliser with 16 minutes left from Caleb Watts.

Australia now have to beat Nigeria on Friday (November 1) to go further in the tournament, and hope Ecuador slip up against Hungary.