In itself, that Brazil have preserved a 100 percent record since the World Cup does not tell us very much.
After all, their record going into the tournament could hardly have been much better -- nine straight wins, 30 goals scored, just two conceded -- but it did them little good when the real stuff started.
The seven consecutive victories under Dunga, then, need to be placed in context. The time for hard-and-fast judgments comes later.
But there is no doubt that Brazil can take great heart from...
Three thoughts on Brazil's 3-1 win versus France, which saw Oscar, Neymar and Luiz Gustavo answer Raphael Varane's opening goal at Stade de France.
1. In battle of hosts, Brazil look more comfortable
It's a fixture rich in history and, although this friendly meeting between France and Brazil obviously wasn't at the competitive levels of their great clashes of the past, the South American side's 3-1 win was at least rich in incident and entertainment. The visitors were occasionally sparkling, especially...
PARIS -- Neymar scored his 43rd international goal and midfielder Willian set up two as Brazil beat France 3-1 on Thursday in another step in rebuilding their credibility.
It was France's first defeat since last year's World Cup, where they lost to Germany in the quarterfinals. Brazil remain unbeaten since hosting that tournament, where they lost 7-1 to Germany in a semifinal shocker and were humbled 3-0 by the Netherlands in the third-place match.
"I'm trying to give the players confidence...