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Wednesday, 9 May 1956
International Friendly Match

England 4 Brazil 2
[2-0]
Match Summary
England Party
Brazil Party

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Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
Rodrigues Valente, Álvaro José 24 September 1931 24 F Santos FC 8 2
Belangero, Roberto 28 June 1928 27 M SC Corinthians Paulista 7 0
Canhoteiro 24 September 1932 23 F São Paulo FC 9 1
Ribamar de Oliveira, José
Dequinha  19 March 1928 28 M CR Flamengo 6 0
Mendonça dos Santos, José  
de Sordi, Newton 14 February 1931 25 CD São Paulo FC 10 0
Didi 8 October 1929 26 M Botafogo FR 25 4
Pereira, Waldyr
Djalma Santos 27 February 1929 27 RB Associaçã o Portuguesa de Desportos 30 1
Pereira Dias dos Santos, Djalma
Escurinho 3 July 1930 25 M Fluminense FC 8 0
Ferreira, Benedito Custódio
de Macedo Filho, Evaristo 22 June 1930 25 F CR Flamengo 4 0
Gilmar 22 August 1930 25 G SC Corinthians Paulista 14 16ᵍᵃ
dos Santos Neves, Gylmar
Orlando, Gino 3 September 1929 26 F São Paulo FC 5 3
de Faria, Larry Pinto 3 November 1932 23 M SC Internacional 6 4
Nílton Santos 16 May 1925 30 LB Botafogo FR 31 1
dos Santos, Nílton
Paulinho 15 April 1932 24 F CR Flamengo 5 0
de Almeida, Paulo
Pavão 4 April 1930 26 CD CR Flamengo 3 0
Cortez, Marcos
Sabará 18 June 1931 24 M CR Vasco da Gama 4 1
 Anacleto de Souza, Onofre
de Queiroz, Walter Marciano 15 September 1931 24 F CR Vasco da Gama 7 0
Alves Calazães, Zózimo 19 June 1932 23 CD Bangu AC 7 1

Party details correct up to
and including Brazil's match against Turkey on 1 May 1956.

Wednesday, 2 May 1956 - Following their one-goal victory over Turkey, the Brazilian party arrived in two planes at London Airport this evening. They were welcomed by Sir Stanley Rous, the FA secretary, Joe Mears, chairman of the English selectors, and Senor Sherman Lisboa, the Brazilian Consul-General. Almost immediately, the team, including team manager Flavio Costa, were asking about Stan Matthews.

Friday, 4 May 1956 - The Brazilian team are using the grounds at Dulwich to train on.

Saturday, 5 May 1956 - The Brazilian party are part of the attendance that are watching the FA Cup Final at Wembley between Birmingham FC and Manchester City FC.

Sunday, 6 May 1956 - The Brazilian footballers staged an unexpected practise match behind closed doors at Craven Cottage. The neztional eleven beat their reserves 2-0, the goals being scored by Gino and Alvaro. The Brazilians showed speed and stamina in the brilliant sunshine during a game which lasted an hour, all one way, and without a break. Flavio Costa reported the inside-left, Didi, as fit after his ankle issues. A feature of the game was the number of chances missed by the first eleven because of over-elaborate passing in front of goal. A large amount of work was given to the reserve outside-right in order to test the captain, Santos, who will have the task of trying to keep Stanley Matthews in check.

Monday, 7 May 1956 - This morning, the Brazilian team concentrated on ball control and physical training exercises at the home of Fulham. They finished their training with deep breathing exercises, all except goalkeeper Gylmar. He had concentrated penalty practise from Taffy O'Callaghan, Fulham coach and former Welsh inside-forward.

Brazil Form: last six games
W D W D L W   f 5:a success: 67% 
148 8 April 1956 - Portugal 0 Brazil 1 [0-1]
Estádio da Luz, Lisboa
Gino tour AW
149 11 April 1956 - Switzerland 1 Brazil 1 [1-0]
Stadion Letzigrund, Zürich
De Sordi OG
Gino
AD
150 15 April 1956 - Austria 2 Brazil 3 [1-0]
Praterstadion, Wien
Sebetzer (2)
Gino, Zózimo, Didi
AW
151 21 April 1956 - Czechoslovakia 0 Brazil 0 [0-0]
Stadion Strahov, Praha
  AD
152 25 April 1956 - Italy 3 Brazil 0 [1-0]
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milano
Virgili (2), De Sordi OG AL
153 1 May 1956 - Turkey 0 Brazil 1 [0-1]
Inünü Stadi, İstanbul
Djalma Santos AW
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