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Last Updated: Tuesday, 20 July, 2004, 08:15 GMT 09:15 UK
Shiels double rocks Brazil
Dean Shiels firing home his first goal against Brazil in the Milk Cup
Hibernian striker Dean Shiels chalked up a history-making double as Northern Ireland defeated Brazil for the first time at any level.

The 19-year-old former Arsenal reserve striker struck twice in the second half as Northern Ireland defeated the south Americans 2-1 in the Milk Cup.

''I'm totally made up. It was a great result for our country,'' said Shiels.

''For a country as small as we are to beat the best footballing nation in the world is sensational.''

Sheils, who has just signed a three-year contract with Hibs, seized his chance after his side were left trailing by Ricardo Jesus da Silva's 17th minute strike.

Sheils grabbed his first with a stunning strike in the 52nd minute and then guided a low header home late in the game to start wild celebrations.

Coach Roy Millar was obviously in a happy mood after the historic victory.

''It was one of the proudest moments in my coaching career,'' he said.

''I'm just disappointed that we lost our opening game against Russia to an own goal because we played so well.''

In the other Elite League games, the USA and Turkey match ended in a scoreless draw while Russia defeated Israel 4-2 and Wales and Denmark finished 1-1.

Meanwhile, four of Northern Ireland county sides enjoyed victories in the junior competition.

Goals from Gary Lawless and Ross Redmond helped Armagh edge out Fiji 2-1 while Ben Browne was among the goals as Down defeated Tus Altenberge 3-2.

Jonathan McGovern, Andrew Thompson and Lloyd McFarland were on target as Fermanagh beat Apollon Smirnis 3-2.

Londonderry defeated Queen of the South 3-0 but Tyrone were beaten 1-0 by Maccabi Haifa.

Co Antrim were held 1-1 by Australian side Barramatta Eagles with Clarke Simpson on target for the home hopefuls.

In the Premier competition, Co Fermanagh defeated Sheffield United 4-3 while Co Armagh had a 2-0 victory over AIK Stockholm.

However, , Co Tyrone lost out 1-0 to Sporting Lisbon while Co Antrim went down 2-0 to Preston North End.

Junior results
Birmingham City 2-0 Dixie 89'ers
Co Antrim 1-1 Barramatta Eagles
Co Armagh 2-1 Fiji
Co Fermanagh 3-1 Apollon Smirnis
Co Londonderry 3-0 Queen of the South
Everton 3-0 Cherry Orchard
Preston 1-0 Lourdes Celtic
Stoke City 1-1 St Patrick's Athletic
Co Down 3-2 Tus Altenberge
Swindon 3-3 Home Farm
Charlton 3-2 Shelbourne
Co Tyrone 0-1 Maccabi Haifa

Premier results
Co Tyrone 0-1 Sporting Lisbon
Belvedere 1-1 Otago Youth
Hearts 2-0 Monarcas Morelia
Shamrock Rovers 2-2 Jomo Cosmos
Co Antrim 0-2 Crew Alexandra
Co Down 0-2 Preston NE
Co Fermanagh 4-3 Sheffield Utd
Sligo Leitrim 1-3 Tuks Academy
Cherry Orchard 0-2 Funabashi HS
Co Armagh 2-0 AIK Stockholm
Co Londonderry 0-1 Manchester United
Shelbourne 0-3 Japan

Elite results
Northern Ireland 2-1 Brazil
Denmark 4-2 Israel
Russia 1-1 Wales

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