England vs Brazil LIVE: Latest scores and goal updates from Wembley including highlights from Ireland’s World Cup qualifier with Denmark
CAN BRAZIL BE STOPPED?
19:10: Brazil have attacking options to bring out any defender in a cold sweat – from the world’s most expensive footballer, Neymar, to Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus and Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho.
How they are dealt with – or not – will say a lot about Southgate’s favoured three-man defence. It could easily become a five if the wing-backs drop deep, but that is no guarantee of security.
The side need to show organisational and positional understanding if the system is to inspire full confidence.
George: If Brazil are really up for it tonight, I can only seeing us getting embarrassed… Neymar will tear us apart!
Ian: Hopefully another good performance from the players tonight to give Southgate selection problems and give the ‘injured’ players food for thought about pulling out/declining call ups. 2-0 to England.
Kelly: I don’t know why Southgate is playing Joe Hart instead of Jordan Pickford.
19:00: Nope, that headline doesn’t refer to every Southern train ever scheduled…
I’m talking about the Brazil side, who haven’t actually arrived at Wembley yet. Even football superstars aren’t immune to London traffic.
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MORE FIXTURES ANNOUNCED
18:50: Before we get started on tonight’s match, I thought you might like to know our opponents for the next international break.
Drum roll please… it’s the Netherlands and Italy!
Gareth Southgate’s team will travel to Amsterdam to face the Dutch side at the Johan Cruyff Arena on March 23 before hosting Italy at Wembley on March 27.
England announced the fixtures just hours after Italy’s failure to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958.
Timing lads, timing.
ENGLAND vs BRAZIL
18:45: Good evening folks, or boa noite as our visitors would say. I knew that Portuguese lesson would come in handy eventually…
Anyway, welcome to our LIVE coverage of England vs Brazil from Wembley Stadium.
It’s another high profile friendly for Gareth Southgate’s side, who impressed against Ze German’s (no language lesson required) on Friday night with an encouraging display that stood in sharp contrast to the loveless toil of their qualifying campaign.
But will England pick up where they left off against Germany?
That’s what we’re here to find out folks. Let’s get going!