Brazil and Portugal meet in Foxborough for soccer and a friendly festival

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Brazil soccer coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has said all along that as his canary-clad Selecao dances toward next summer’s World Cup on its home turf that his guys aren’t playing nicely in the sandbox with anyone. Portugal learned that firsthand at Gillette Stadium on Tuesday night as the Brazilians did a quickstep on their cultural cousins en route to a 3-1 victory in their not-so-friendly meeting before a close-to-capacity gathering of 62,310. “This is a game like a World Cup and the World Cup is even worse than this,” said Scolari after his squad had handed the Portuguese, his former squad, their first loss in seven matches since February. “We have to be ready. That is why we’re playing teams the quality of Portugal.”

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