Brazil prepare for Mexico with a 3-0 win against Fluminense under-20 side
Brazil prepared for their up coming clash against Mexico with a 3-0 win over Fluminense's under-20 side, on Saturday morning.
Brazil Head Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari used the tie, held at the training base in Teresópolis, to help keep his squad players match fit, incase they are required for the Seleção's second Group A match at the Castelão on Tuesday.
Of the players who started in the 3-1 won over Croatia, only Paulinho was included in the initial line up against Fluminense U-20's, with goals from Hernanes, Willian and Ramires securing victory.
The latter, according to FIFA.com, was particularly impressive. With a hamstring problem leaving Hulk doubtful, Ramires may have played his way into contention for a starting berth against Mexico.
A victory for Brazil over El Tri could secure their place in the Round of 16 with a game to spare. Felipão will, however, be wary of an improving Mexican side, who were far more dominant in their 1-0 victory against Cameroon than the scoreline suggests.