Southgate hails England's defensive resilience after Brazil draw

England boss Gareth Southgate believes his side proved they have the defensive mettle to challenge the best in the world after keeping Brazil's attacking brilliance at bay.

Having held world champions Germany to a 0-0 draw at Wembley on Friday night, the Three Lions repeated the trick against the South American stars.

Fans may have been hoping for a goal-fest when the two prestige friendlies were announced but Southgate feels the lessons learned from back-to-back rearguard efforts against the top two sides on the planet will go a long way.