The opening suggested Brazil would win comfortably – but they spent the majority of the second half clinging onto a one-goal lead.
Luiz Felipe Scolari kept the same XI that defeated Japan in the opening game.
On the right flank, Jose Manuel de la Torre stuck with the duo that ended the defeat to Italy – Gerardo Flores on the wing and Hiram Mier at full-back, with winger Javier Aquino on the bench. Carlos Salcido switched from left-back to the centre of midfield, with Jorge Nilo coming into the side.
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