World Cup hosts lose to England for first time since 1990.
England overcame five-time world champions Brazil 2-1 at Wembley thanks to strikes either side of half-time from Wayne Rooney and substitute Frank Lampard, their first victory over the Samba Boys for 23 years.
Home goalkeeper Joe Hart saved an early penalty from the recalled Ronaldinho, before Wayne Rooney put Roy Hodgson’s side ahead.
An error from Gary Cahill allowed substitute Fred to equalise for Brazil early in the second half, but Frank Lampard gave England victory with a smartly taken goal on the hour.
“The lads who completed 90 minutes deserve a lot of credit because Brazil can’t half move the ball,” said Lampard.
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“We’ve played some very good games against lesser opposition. We had to work hard and they missed chances, but we did well and we could have scored more.”
Scolari, who replaced Mano Menezes in November, refused to be downbeat about the defeat.
“I’m not disappointed. We played against a strong England team who had strong players and were in good physical form,” he said.
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