Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari felt his side's friendly draw with Italy in Geneva had been a "useful test" as they gear up for hosting next year's World Cup.
The South Americans stormed into a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Fred and Oscar, but Italy responded in the second period as Daniele De Rossi and Mario Balotelli brought them level by the hour mark.
Scolari, quoted on the Brazilian federation website www.cbf.com.br, said: "We faced an Italy team that has been playing together for three years and, of course, had the advantage of unity. Still, we managed to impose ourselves for part of the match and showed some good football.
"The most important thing is that the game served as a useful test, we had to face a very skilled opponent."
Italy coach Cesare Prandelli was pleased with the character shown by his side in coming back from a two-goal deficit.
"We played a great game," he told vivoazzurro.it.
"After 30 minutes we conced...