Fred scored twice and Neymar grabbed another in a superb display from the hosts in the Maracana.
“I don’t think I could feel any better than how I am right now,” said Scolari. “I thought that any positive result would be great and to beat them 3-0, that is much better than I imagined.
“But I also believe that overall, not only because of the score but the way we played, we had a very good match. Now I am able to dream that we have an idea, that we have a path ahead of us, and that we have a good team to play in the World Cup next year as equals with other strong contenders.”
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