ThereÃ¢ÂÂs no need to explain to you British people how boring Brazil friendlies usually are. YouÃ¢ÂÂve seen enough of them lately with London becoming the official capital of the samba boys' (drowsy) exhibition matches. Last weekend, however, I managed to stay awake during both games of the SeleÃÂ§ÃÂ£oÃ¢ÂÂs United States tour, because I couldnÃ¢ÂÂt take my eyes off of the TV during the clashes against the mighty Canada and Venezuela. Yes. I was just anticipating the moment Brazil, playing as lethargic as allowed by the legal limits, would come unstuck against one of the above powerhouses. History-making was just around the corner.Against Canada, it was close. The courageous maple-leafed team missed a host of opportunities when the game was tied at 2-2 before self-destructing and gift-wrapping Robinho Brazil's third goal.