Derby 33,597-seater stadium was less than 40% full as the Selecao produced a clinical performance to see off their Eastern European opponents 2-0.

Daniel Alves broke the deadlock with a volley reminiscent of Marco van Basten's strike in Euro 1988, before Alexandre Pato settled the clash with a smart turn and shot.

The result extended recently-appointed Brazil manager Menezes' 100% winning start, but he admitted the result was tainted slightly by the sparsely-populated stadium.

"I expected more fans but I think it was a good game," he told Press Association Sport.

"It is a beautiful stadium and I think we offered a good game for those who came here. I am satisfied.

"However, I thought people loved Brazil so I expected more fans."

The victory in Derbyshire came after a 3-0 defeat of Iran in Abu Dhabi on Thursday and ahead of a clash with Argentina in Doha next month.

However, rather than bemoan the travelling, the Brazil coach insisted he enjoyed opportunities to take his team across the globe.

"People love Brazil all around the world," he added. "It's an opportunity to stay together and also to show the world our new young players.

"It is an opportunity to be close to fans all over the world."

Brazil fielded a predominantly European-based side at Pride Park, with a number of Barclays Premier League stars playing a part in the game.

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva impressed alongside Chelsea new boy Ramires in central midfield, with the latter replaced by Tottenham's Sandro midway through the second half.

However, it was Manchester City flop Robinho that stole the plaudits, setting up Alves for his wonder strike and leading by example in his role as captain.

"He is more mature now," added Menezes. "He is one of the players who, even though he is not so old, is one of the most experienced players I have.

"Robinho's happiness is very important for us, so now he is one of those to look up to for the young players.

"This is my third game as Brazil coach and the team is making progress," he continued.

"But we need to play games like this tonight against different kinds of teams, different kinds of philosophies of football to make some improvement. But I am satisfied because at the moment but my goal is to build a team for 2014."