Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa made a host of fine saves as the
Selecao attack could not find a way past him, resulting in a goalless
stalemate in Fortaleza.
“I am satisfied,” the Brazil boss told Sportv.
“It was a good game, both teams showed they wanted the goal, showed
quality, teamwork, physical strength. The 0-0 reflects well how the game
Despite earning a satisfactory point, Scolari felt it did not help
his side in giving them the advantage in the group, making it clear that
his side will not have it easy in the tournament on home soil.
“Brazil have been playing the same way for the last 20 games, we showed quality, but the draw is not a good result,” he said.
“We’re facing good teams, we have to remember that. We have to respect our opposition.”
Brazil shot-stopper Julio Cesar admitted it was a difficult match,
yet heaped praise on his opposite number for his stellar performance in
the Mexican goal.
“We knew it would be a tough game, it always is against Mexico, we didn’t play our best game,” said Cesar.
“Ochoa made great saves, it was an open game. Congratulations to both teams, they played a great game.”
Brazil will need a positive result against Cameroon on Monday to
secure qualification, while Mexico have a tougher assignment against
European rivals Croatia.