Brazil secured their first victory against France since 1992 with a decisive 3-0 victory on Sunday in Porto Alegre. Sunday's victory represents sweet revenge for Brazil given that they were eliminated by France in the 2006 and 1998 World Cups.
Like Menezes, Scolari has begun by tinkering with the Brazilian midfield. Thus far, he has avoided the temptation to opt for a defensive stopper qua Lucas Leiva and stayed true to Telê Santana's vision of having four creative midfielders in deep and attacking positions.
As the debate about the correctness of the CBF's decision to fire Mano Menezes continues, Menezes' successor, Luiz Felipe Scolari, has remained tight-lipped about his tactical plan for the future of the Brazilian national football team.
Ganso's absence from the Brazilian national team creates a gaping hole in midfield for Mano Menezes. Ganso is known for his ability to read an entire game in ways paralleled only by the aging stars Ronaldinho and Kaka.