England progressed to the quarter-finals despite defeat to Brazil ©IFCPF/Twitter

Brazil marched into the quarter-finals of the International Federation of Cerebral Palsy Football World Cup with a perfect record thanks to a narrow victory over England.

A 13th-minute effort from Ubirajara Da Silva Magelhaes handed the South Americans a 1-0 victory in the Group A clash at Ciudad Deportiva José Ramón Cisneros Palacios – the training ground of La Liga club Sevilla.

The closest the England came to an equaliser was in the latter stages, when Michael Barker’s header from a corner was cleared off the line.

The Para Lions also advance as the second-place team.

Germany edged out Japan 3-2 to ensure they avoided finishing bottom of the group.

Meanwhile, Ireland agonisingly missed out on the chance to progress from Group B.

They drew 1-1 with table-toppers the United States, with Iran jumping above them into second after hammering Finland 12-0.

Defending champions Ukraine face the Netherlands in the last eight tomorrow, while Russia lock horns with Argentina.

On Sunday, Brazil play Iran and England take on the US.