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Sunday, 2 June 2013
Gillette Brasil Global Tour,
FA's 150th Year Celebration Match

Brazil 2 England 2 [0-0]
 

Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
Official Attendance: 57,820; Probable Attendance: 57,280/66,015 (see bottom of page); Kick-off: 4.02pm BRT, 8.02pm BST.
Live on ITV HD (UK) - Commentator: Clive Tyldesley

Brazil - Fred (half volley 57 56:46), Paulinho (volley 82 81:47)
England - Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (low shot 67 66:35), Wayne Rooney (twenty-yard shot 79 78:08)
Match Summary
Brazil Squad

England Squad
Results 2010-2015 Brazil - Hulk (63 62:14)
England - Phil Jones (76 75:42)

Brazil kicked-off. 94 minutes (45:55 & 48:16).

 

Match Summary

 

Officials from Colombia

Brazil

Type

England

Referee (sky blue) - Wilmar Alexander Roldán Pérez
33 (24 January 1980), Amalfi, FIFA listed 2008.

Assistant Referees - Eduardo Díaz Barrero, 39 (10 July 1973), Bogota & Wilson Enrique Berrío Villegas, 40 (14 September 1972).

Fourth official - Péricles Bassols Cortez Pegado, 37 (3 July 1975), Brazil, FIFA listed 2010.

A new Brazilian record for receipts was achieved, R$8,615,730.

21 Goal Attempts 5
11 Attempts on Target 4
1 Hit Bar/Post 0
4 Corner Kicks Won 3
1 Offside Calls Against 0
11 Fouls Conceded 14
61.6 Possession 38.4

Brazil Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (9th May 2013) 19th
ELO rating 3rd
Colours: Made by Nike - Yellow shirts with thick green cuffs/collar, blue shorts with white trim, white socks with green calf-band.
Capt: Thiago Silva Coach: Luiz Felipe Scolari, 64 (9 November 1948) appointed 29 November 2012, previously managed June 2001- August 2002.
6th
match, W 1 - D 4 - L 1 - F 12 - A 9.
Brazil Lineup
12 Júlio César 33 3 September 1979 G Queen's Park Rangers FC, England 68 51 GA
2 Daniel Alves 30 6 May 1983 RB FC Barcelona, Spain 64 5
3 Thiago Silva 27 22 September 1984 CD Paris-Saint Germain FC, France 34 1
14 Filipe Luís, off 46th min. 27 9 August 1985 LB Club Atlético de Madrid SAD, Spain 4 0
18 Paulinho, off 83rd min. 24 25 July 1988 DM SC Corinthians Paulista 12 3
6 David Luiz 26 22 April 1987 CD Chelsea FC, England 21 0
17 Luiz Gastavo, off 46th min. 25 23 July 1987 DM FC FC Bayern, M√ľnchen eV eV, Germany 4 0
19 Hulk, off 73rd min. 26 25 July 1986 F FC Zenit, Russia 21 6
Hulk cautioned in the 63rd min. for unsporting behaviour, for taking the legs from under Gary Cahill at the edge of the England penalty area.
9 Fred, off 80th min. 29 3 October 1983 F Fluminense FC 23 11
10 Neymar 21 5 February 1992 F Santos FC 33 20
11 Oscar, off 56th min. 21 9 September 1991 M Chelsea FC, England 15 5
Brazil Substitutes
6 Marcelo, on 46th min. for Filipe Luís 25 12 May 1988 LB Real Madrid CF, Spain 20 4
8 Hernanes, on 46th min. for Luiz Gastavo 28 29 May 1985 M SS Lazio SpA, Italy 11 1
7 Lucas Moura, on 56th min. (55:32) for Oscar 20 13 August 1992 M Paris-Saint Germain FC, France 23 3
5 Fernando, on 73rd min (72:05) for Hulk 21 3 March 1992 DM Grêmio FBPA 5 0
21 Leandro Damião, on 80th min. (79:07) for Fred 23 22 July 1989 F SC Internacionale 17 3
20 Bernard, on 83rd min. for (82:59) Paulinho 20 8 September 1992 M Clube Atlético Mineiro, Spain 2 0

unused substitutes:

1-Jéfferson, 13-Jean, 15-Dante, 16-Araujo Réver, 22-Diego Cavalieri, 23-Jádson.
   
4-3-3 Júlio César -
Daniel Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Filipe Luís (Marcelo) -
Paulinho (Bernard), Luiz Gustavo (Hernanes), Oscar (Lucas Moura) -
Hulk (Fernando), Neymar, Fred (Leandro Damião).

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 26.3 Appearances/Goals 27.2 4.5

 

England Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (9th May 2013) 7th
ELO rating 6th
Colours: The Nike 2013 away uniform - Red collared shirts, white shorts, red socks with thin white tops.
Capt: Frank Lampard, fifth captaincy Coach: Roy Hodgson, 65, appointed 1 May 2012,
17th match, W 9 - D 7 - L 1 - F 37 - A 15.
England Lineup
1 Hart, C. Joseph J. 26 19 April 1987 G Manchester City FC 32 25 GA
2 Johnson, Glen M., off 62nd min 28 23 August 1984 RB Liverpool FC 48 1
3 Baines, Leighton J., off 31st min. 28 11 December 1984 LB Everton FC 17 1
4 Carrick, Michael 31 28 July 1981 M Manchester United FC 29 0
5 Cahill, Gary J. 27 19 December 1985 CD Chelsea FC 15 2
6 Jagielka, Philip N. 30 17 August 1982 CD Everton FC 18 1
7 Jones, Philip A. 21 21 February 1992 M Manchester United FC 7 0
Phil Jones cautioned in the 76th min. for unsporting behaviour, for taking out Neymer near the touchline.
8 Lampard, Frank J. 34 20 June 1978 M Chelsea FC 97 29
9 Walcott, Theo J., off 84th min. 24 16 March 1989 M Arsenal FC 33 4
10 Rooney, Wayne M. 27 24 October 1985 F Manchester United FC 83 36
11 Milner, James P. 27 4 January 1986 M Manchester City FC 38 1
England Substitutes
12 Cole, Ashley, on 31st min (31:00) for Baines 32 20 December 1980 LB Chelsea FC 103 0
16 Oxlade-Chamberlain, Alexander M.D., on 62nd (61:12) for Johnson 19 15 August 1993 M Arsenal FC 12 3
15 Rodwell, Jack C., on 84th (83:53) min. for Walcott 22 11 March 1991 M Manchester City FC 3 0

unused substitutes:

13-Ben Foster, 14-Joleon Lescott, 17-Jermain Defoe, 18-Alex McCarthy.
   
4-3-3/4-5-1 Hart -
Johnson
(Oxlade-Chamberlain), Cahill, Jagielka, Baines (Cole) -
Jones, Carrick, Lampard -
Milner, Rooney, Walcott
(Rodwell).
Notes: When England were on the offensive, they played a 4-5-1. With Walcott and Milner dropping back.

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 27.5 Appearances/Goals 37.8 6.7

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

We shouldn't be surprised anymore, but those of us who regularly follow England, nearly always have to suffer every emotion during each and every game, and the trip to Rio de Janeiro proved to be firmly in that category. Roy Hodgson was down to the bare bones of a squad and the team he had to put out was nothing like his first choice. Having said that, there was still enough talent in the team to give Brazil a good game, and boy, did they do that.

After an opening few minutes that saw both sides make tentative steps into the play, it was the hosts who enjoyed most of the possession, as you would expect from any Brazil side. And as early as the fifth minute, the latest Brazilian Golden Boy, Neymar, was in position to try a spectacular volley. Leighton Baines made the block though and the England defence cleared the danger. But that was just a taster for what followed in the first half. With patient build up, Brazil played the ball across their back line, before one of their defenders would spot an opening and thread a rapier like pass through to the eager attackers. It was sort of 'Pass, Pass, Pass - Explode!' England meanwhile, stayed back, trying to soak the attacks up, living on a knife edge most of the time. In their case it was more 'Pass, Pass, Pass - Lose Possession!'

Wave after wave of Brazilian attacks came at England. Neymar forced Joe Hart into his first save and Danny Alves hit a fine shot just wide. There was one promising break from England but Wayne Rooney and Theo Walcott were not quite on the same wavelength and Rooney's pass missed his target. On 18 minutes Brazil should have scored as a long ball came in to find Neymar coming in from the left. Glen Johnson could and should have cleared the ball but missed it leaving Neymar with a clear chance. But Hart brilliantly blocked the shot and England breathed again. A minute later and Jagielka's mistake gave Brazil another chance but again Hart was alive to the situation and saved well. Neymar curled a shot just wide and then Oscar's brilliant cross was about to be converted at the far post only for Johnson to make a vital clearance. Michael Carrick was the next to be caught in possession and this time Hart made two fine saves to prevent a goal. It was backs to the wall for England and Alves was the next to try his luck with a long range shot well held by England's saviour, Hart. It also didn't help that Baines was injured and had to go off, to be replaced by Ashley Cole, his first appearance as a substitute in his 103 games.

On the half hour mark Oscar, who had a fine game, forced another save from the overworked goalkeeper and then Hulk shot over from a good position. England were relying on an occasional breakaway and Rooney almost sent Walcott clear. But there were some very tired legs amongst the England players out there, and more importantly, tired minds. But then in the 39th minute a real chance for England. A good run by Johnson ended with a clever pass which sent Walcott clear on an angle. Unfortunately he shot straight at Cesar, when perhaps he could have done better. But it did give England a glimpse of what they might be able to achieve if they were a little more positive in their outlook.

Play swung from end to end for the remaining minutes of the half as Fred headed over for Brazil, and Frank Lampard also shot straight at Cesar. The fact that the half ended goalless was largely down to Joe Hart. He had given a superb performance, one of his best in an England shirt, and whilst the scores were level England still had hope.

At the start of the second half it seemed that both sides were settling for a 0-0, such was the tedium of the play. England had sharpened up on their retaining of the ball, whilst Brazil, for all their dominance suddenly saw the chances dry up. A series of substitutions didn't help the home side, especially when Oscar was surprisingly taken off. But on 57 minutes the second half lethargy suddenly exploded. One of the subs, Hernanes, picked up possession just outside the England box and let fly a delightful curling effort. Hart, for once, was beaten, but the ball struck the bar and bounced down. First to react was Fred, and he volleyed the rebound past the goalkeeper.

At that stage of the match it looked as though there would only be one outcome, but to be fair England reacted well to going a goal down and on 61 minutes the manager made a change that was to have a big say in the final result. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain came on for Johnson and went straight into the centre of midfield allowing Phil Jones to take up the right-back position. Almost immediately there was more purpose to England's play with Oxlade-Chamberlain looking full of running. James Milner cut inside to unleash a fierce left-foot shot which unluckily deflected wide of a Brazilian defender. From the corner Rooney should have scored but his clear header went wide from close range. But the pressure continued and then, just five minutes after coming on, Oxlade- Chamberlain scored a fantastic equaliser. He passed to Lampard who moved it on to Rooney on the edge of the box. Rooney delicately laid the ball into Oxlade-Chamberlain's path and his crisp low left-foot shot rifled home past a startled goalkeeper.

It was a good response from England after going a goal down and for a while Brazil were struggling. Hulk went off just after Lucas shot over and Jones was booked for a foul. But England were now playing much better and on 79 minutes the incredible happened. For the first time in the match Rooney had a chance to run at the defence. Milner's clever play had found the Manchester United star and Rooney cut inside and opened up a clear sight of goal. He let fly, and would you believe it, the ball flew into the top corner leaving Cesar groping! Admittedly the ball took a slight deflection but no credit should be taken from Rooney, who hit the shot brilliantly.

Could England really pull this game out of the fire? For a short time Brazil were in disarray, but they are not the team they are by going under easily, and three minutes later they found an equaliser. The ball was crossed from the right and Paulinho, left on his own in the area, showed typical Brazilian panache and skill by hitting a superb volley wide of the stranded Hart from 14 yards out. It was an unstoppable shot, and it lifted the crowd and the team. However, England were able to see out the remaining eight minutes without further alarm, and after the wreckage of an abysmal first half the England spirit prevailed and a very creditable result was earned.

Let us hope the rest and recuperation period between now and the important autumn internationals gives all the 'injured' players a chance to recover, and the 'fit' players a chance to recharge their batteries.

Source Notes

Attendance notes: Although 57,280/66,015 is the 'probably total', the unofficial number, at Maracanã, when you include the CBF's representatives & sponsors' guests. That is to say that 8,735 did not pay for their tickets. In Brazil, only the people that have paid for the tickets need to be counted by law. At that count on Sunday afternoon was 57,280. This is the official number that 'borderô' (the official document regarding receipts) can confirm into the stadium.

BBC Sport
TheFA.com
SkySports.com/Football
CBF.br
Sambafoot.com
RateTheRef.com
Mike Payne - football historian and contributor
André Do Nascimento Pereira - Brazilian contributor
Neil Morrison

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