England's victory over Brazil was one for the ages. Well, one for the last quarter-century, at least.
Frank Lampard curled a shot in off the post in the 60th minute Wednesday night to give England its first victory over Brazil since 1990. Wayne Rooney also scored in the 2-1 victory over the five-time world champions.
''We've got to get to Brazil,'' Lampard said, referring to next year's World Cup. ''But if we continue with that attitude and get a bit more flow to our game, we should be all right.''
Fred had the only goal for Brazil, which had spent only two days in London with coach Luiz Felipe Scolari before the exhibition at Wembley Stadium.
Brazil blew a chance at an early lead when Joe Hart deflected aan 18th-minute penalty kick by Ronaldinho, the former world player of the year who returned to the national team for the first time since October 2011. England midfielder Jack Wilshere had been whistled for getting an arm on the ball as he tried to block a cross from Oscar.