Brazil hold Russia 1-1 in friendly

Fluminense forward Fred snatched a dramatic equaliser when he tapped home Marcelo's cross from close range in the last minute.

updated: March 26, 2013 09:41 IST
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London: Fred spared Brazil's blushes with a last-gasp equaliser to rescue a 1-1 draw against Russia in Monday's friendly at Stamford Bridge.

Luiz Felipe Scolari is still waiting for the first win of his second spell as Brazil manager following this lacklustre display on a freezing evening in west London, but it would have been even more embarrassing for the former Chelsea boss without Fred's late intervention.

Russia took a deserved lead when Zenit St Petersburg winger Victor Fayzulin scored his third goal for Fabio Capello's side in the 73rd minute.

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