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Saturday, 27 May 2000
A Nationwide International Friendly Match

England 1 Brazil 1 [1-1]
 

 

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 73,956;
Kick-off: 3.30pm BST (kick-off was delayed thity minutes because of problems with the local London Underground)
Live on Sky Sports (UK) - Commentator: Martin Tyler and Andy Gray

England - Michael Owen (38)
Brazil - França (45)
Match Summary
England Squad
Brazil Squad
no yellow or red cards
Results 1995-2000

Brazil kicked-off. ? minutes (? & ?).

 

Match Summary

Officials from Poland

England

Type

Brazil

Referee (black) - Ryszard Wojcik
43 (6 June 1956), Opole, FIFA-listed 1990.

Assistant Referees - Jacek Pociegiel and Slawomir Stempniewski.

Fourth Official - Neale
S. Barry, 41 (4 June 1958), Scunthorpe

Teams presented to Gary Lineker, OBE, ex-England striker; England mascot is Lucy Sadler, 11 years old, Stanford-Le-Hope, Essex;
Preceding this match, a pitch-side presentation by the Brazilian Ambassador, Sergeo Amaral, to Adam Crozier, F.A. Chief Executive, of a plaque commemorating the Brazil 500 celebration.
  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  
34.5% Possession 65.5%

England Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (10 May 2000) 12th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 12th
Colours: The 1999 Umbro away uniform - Red shadow pinbanded jersey with navy collar/cuffs, white shorts, red socks.
Capt: Alan Shearer, 29th captaincy. Manager: Joseph Kevin Keegan OBE, 49 (14 February 1951), appointed as caretaker manager 2 February 1999, full-time 14 May 1999.
11th match, W 4 - D 6 - L 1 - F 16 - A 6.
England Lineup
1 Seaman, David A. 36 19 September 1963 G Arsenal FC 57 30 GA
2 Neville, Gary A. 25 18 February 1975 RB Manchester United FC 35 0
3 Neville, Philip J. 23 21 January 1977 LB Manchester United FC 24 0
4 Ince, Paul E.C., off 60th min. 32 21 October 1967 CM Middlesbrough FC 49 2
5 Campbell, Sulzeer J. 25 18 September 1974 CD Tottenham Hotspur FC 31 2
6 Keown, Martin R. 33 24 July 1966 CD Arsenal FC 29 2
7 Beckham, David R.J. 25 2 May 1975 RM Manchester United FC 29 1
8 Scholes, Paul 25 16 November 1974 CM Manchester United FC 22 9
9 Shearer, Alan, off 84th min. 29 13 August 1970 F Newcastle United 58 28
10 Owen, Michael J., off 84th min. 20 14 December 1979 F Liverpool FC 19 6
11 Wise, Dennis F. 33 16 December 1966 LM Chelsea FC 15 1
England Substitutes
15 Parlour, Raymond, on 60th min. for Ince, off 90+2nd min 27 7 March 1973 CM Arsenal FC 7 0
17 Fowler, Robert B., on 84th min. for Shearer 25 9 April 1975 F Leeds United AFC 12 2
18 Phillips, Kevin M., on 84th min. for Owen 26 25 July 1973 F Sunderland AFC 4 0
16 Barmby, Nicholas J., on 90+2nd min., for Parlour 26 11 February 1974 CM Everton FC 11 3

unused substitutes:

12-Gareth Barry, 13-Nigel Martyn, 14-Gareth Southgate.
 
4-4-2

Seaman -
G Neville, Keown, Campbell, P Neville -
Beckham, Ince
(Parlour (Barmby)), Scholes, Wise -
Owen
(Phillips), Shearer (Fowler).

Averages:

Age 27.8 Appearances/Goals - -

 

Brazil Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (10 May 2000) 1st
EFO ranking

ELO rating 1st
Colours: Made by Nike - Yellow crew neck jerseys with green collar/cuffs, blue shorts, white socks.
Capt: Cafu Manager: Vanderlei Luxemburgo da Silva, 48 (10 May 1952), appointed before September 1998, full time January 1999.
28th match, W 19 - D 6 - L 3 - F 76 - A 24.
Brazil Lineup
1 Dida 26 7 October 1973 G SC Corinthians Paulista 56 GA
2 Cafu 29 7 June 1970 RB AS Roma SpA, Italy 89 6
3 Zago, Antonio Carlos, off 81st min. 31 18 May 1969 CD AS Roma SpA, Italy 29 2
4 dos Santos, Aldair N. 34 30 November 1965 CD AS Roma SpA, Italy 80 3
5 Sampaio Carlos, Cesar C. 32 31 March 1968 DM SE Palmeiras 41 6
6 Sylvinho, off 60th min. 26 12 April 1974 LB Arsenal FC, England 2 0
7 dos Santos, Marcio Amoroso, off 84th min. 25 5 July 1974 F SSD Parma Calcio 1913 Srl, Italy 14 -
8 da Rosa, Emerson F. 24 4 April 1976 DM Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Germany 26 5
9 Franca 24 2 March 1976 F Sao Paulo FC 2 1
10 Borba Ferreira, Rivaldo V. 28 19 April 1972 M FC Barcelona, Spain 44 26
11 Ze Roberto 25 6 July 1974 M Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Germany 39 4
Brazil Substitutes
16 da Silva Rocha, Roberto Carlos, on 60th min. for Silvinho 27 10 April 1973 LB Real Madrid CF, Spain 70 6
14 da Silva, Emerson Carvalho, on 81st min. for Antonio Carlos 25 5 January 1975 CD Portuguesa FC 2 0
18 de Oliveira, Denilson, on 84th min. for Amoroso 22 24 August 1977 DM Real Betis Balompie SAD, Spain 40 7

unused substitutes:

13-Evanilson, 15-Marcos Assuncao, 17-Elber, 20-Carlos Germano.
 
4-2-2-2

Dida -
Cafu, Antonio Carlos (Emerson Carvalho), Aldair, Sylvinho (Roberto Carlos) -
Ce
sar Sampaio, Emerson -
Ze Roberto, Rivaldo -
Franca, Amoroso
(Denilson)
.

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

Source Notes

An impressive Michael Owen was on target for England, but Brazil fought back well to earn a draw at Wembley.  Owen, who has struggled for much of the season with injury, looked very sharp throughout the game and staked a big claim for a starting place up front in Euro 2000.  His goal came on 38 minutes and was a typical opportunist strike. Alan Shearer held the ball up well and the Liverpool man showed admirable poise to get the ball out from under his feet and slot neatly past Dida in the Brazil goal.  Owen's opener was no more than England deserved after dominating the first half, David Beckham's curling crosses from the right-wing proving a constant threat.

Shearer and Martin Keown both rose well to meet Beckham free-kicks but headed straight at Dida, and the Brazil keeper then had to get down low to turn a Dennis Wise drive round the post.  Brazil, for all their neat touches, struggled to find their fluency and to cope with England's pressing play.  But on the stroke of half-time, they fashioned an equaliser against the run of play that instantly undid all England's good work.  From a high inswinging corner, young striker Franca escaped the attention of Sol Campbell and his header beat a stranded David Seaman and Gary Neville at the near post.  That goal gave the visitors more heart for the second half, and they certainly stepped up a gear or two after the break.

Rivaldo, who had been quiet thus far, got more of the ball and sent a fierce strike just over the bar while Cafu found space in the England box only to horribly miscue his shot. Roberto Carlos then came off the bench and smashed a trademark 30-yard thunderbolt inches wide of David Seaman's left-hand post.

As the game became more stretched, man-of-the-match Owen forced Dida into another fine save after an exciting pacy run but England were beginning to wilt.  Both sides introduced more substitutes towards the end in an effort to win the game and assess some of the other players in their squads ahead of more crucial tests, but no-one could find a winner and an open and attractive game ended for an honourable draw.

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