Paulinho equalized late on with a volley for Brazil to draw 2-2 with England on Sunday and prevent the 2014 World Cup hosts from losing their opening match at the revamped Maracana stadium.
After Fred put Brazil ahead in the 57th minute in Rio de Janeiro, Wayne Rooney teed up Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's leveler and then curled England in front with a deflected goal.
But Paulinho's goal in the 82nd minute ensured England would fail to replicate its victory over Brazil at Wembley Stadium four months ago.
''You want to be able to close out the game, so in that sense we are disappointed,'' Oxlade-Chamberlain told British broadcaster Sky Sports. ''But the boys showed great passion and great fight ... it's tough coming away in the heat.''
About 66,000 fans were in the Maracana, which has undergone renovations worth an estimated $1 billion to turn it into a 79,000-seat venue.
The game was thrown into doubt last week when a judge ruled the stadium was unsafe, but the order was overturned...