Two of Chelsea’s Brazilian trio featured as their national side gave away a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with Italy in Geneva.
With Ramires unavailable through injury, David Luiz and Oscar were the Chelsea representatives, and it was the latter who appeared to have sealed the win when he doubled Brazil’s lead three minutes before the break, latching on to a Neymar pass and firing past Gianluigi Buffon, after Fred had broken the deadlock in the 33rd minute.
Goals from Daniele De Rossi and Mario Balotelli in the second half, however, earned the Italians a draw in what was an entertaining affair.
Oscar was replaced by Kaka just after the hour mark, while David Luiz played the full 90 minutes.
Brazil are next in friendly action when they take on Fabio Capello’s Russia at Stamford Bridge on Monday.
Nathaniel Chalobah, meanwhile, played 73 minutes for England Under-21s as Stuart Pearce’s side eased past Romania 3-0 at the home of Wycombe Wanderers.
The young Chelsea midfielder, currently on loan at Watford, almost scored his first goal at Under-21 level when he volleyed inches wide three minutes after Wilfred Zaha had given England the lead.
Further goals from Jack Robinson and Nathan Delfouneso capped an impressive display by the home side, while Chalobah was replaced by Tottenham Hotspur’s Tom Carroll 17 minutes from time.
Elsewhere, Nathan Ake, who made his full first team debut in last month’s FA Cup win at Middlesbrough, scored the second goal in the Holland Under-19s’ 6-0 friendly win over Czech Republic.
Ake was replaced in the 63rd minute by Yassine Ayoub.
Earlier this week, Alex Davey was part of the Scotland Under-19 side which staged a remarkable comeback against Sweden. On Tuesday, the young Chelsea defender played the full 90 minutes as his side fought back from 2-0 down to win 3-2, although it was Davey who had given Sweden the lead with an own-goal five minutes before the break.