England's boss had to be fairly satisfied with a battling performance in the end from his team in the heat of the new Maracana Stadium in Rio.
A superb goal to make it 2-2, and that's how it ended in Rio.
Ignore the slight deflection, feel the quality. England's lead didn't last very long, but Wayne Rooney won't forget this goal in a hurry.
What a wonderful moment for the young England forward.
Fred pounces to give Brazil a deserved lead, after a cracking shot by team-mate Hernanes.
John Barnes looks back on one of the crowning moments of his career, a wonderful solo goal in Rio that he rates as the best he ever scored.
England go into tonight's match at the Maracana looking for back-to-back victories against Brazil after February's 2-1 win at Wembley.
Re-watch the match highlights - including Frank Lampard's outstanding winner - here:
There are worse corners of the world to be sent to play a friendly game of football… (Via FATV)
Owen's opener. Beckham's jump. Rivaldo's equaliser. That free-kick. A red card. Hope. Despair.
It's all here in the highlights from England and Brazil's clash in World Cup 2002.
Can tonight's match be anywhere near as incident filled?
Ahead of tonight's big clash at the Maracana, re-watch vintage highlights of England and Brazil's classic World Cup clash in Mexico in 1970, including the immortal commentary "what a player this fella is".