Brazil survived an early scare and some physical tackling to beat Portugal 3-1 in a friendly in Boston that confirmed their early status as one of the favourites to win the World Cup on home soil next year.
Brazil have recovered their Confederations Cup-winning form in time for Tuesday`s friendly against Portugal in Boston, coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said.
Portugal and Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo will miss the friendly match against Brazil on Tuesday.
It was a strong tactical display by both Brazil and Portugal who ended a goalless night and advanced to last 16 of World Cup.
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