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FINAL MEETING vs. BRAZIL


 

  Saturday, 23 March 2024
An International Friendly match sponsored by Nuffield Health

England 0 Brazil 1 [0-0]
 
 


Player lost since last match
Terry Venables (25 November 2023) 80
Stan Bowles (24 February 2024) 76
Ron Baynham (18 March) 94
a minutes applause and black armbands worn for Terry Venables, as well as many members of the Euro 1996 squad in attendance. Bowles and Baynham were celebrated on the big screen

The National Stadium connected by EE, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Kick-off (GMT): 7.02pm
Attendance: 83,664
97 minutes 47:00 & 49:56 Danilo won the toss
Lucas Paquetá kicked off
  [0-0] Lucas Paquetá strikes the post 34:13
  [0-1] Endrick 80 79:43
left-footed placed rebound from seven yards after Pickford saved Vini's strike
VAR checked 81:01
Jude Bellingham 13 12:16
Lucas Paquetá 34 33:23
   
  Commentator: Steve Bower with Rob Green
 
"LIONS RICK-ROLLED" StarSport
Officials from Portugal England Squad Type Brazil Squad
Referee (black)
Artur Manuel Ribeiro Soares Dias
44 (14 July 1979), Vila Nova de Gaia, FIFA-listed 2010
14 Goal Attempts 14
3 Attempts on Target 5
Assistant Referees 0 Hit Bar/Post 1
Paulo Alexandre dos Sontos Soares
47 (31 August 1976)
Pedro Ricardo Ferreira Ribeiro
42 (15 May 1981)
7 Corner Kicks Won 2
Fourth official
Fábio
José da Costa Veríssimo 41 (26 December 1982), Leiria
2 Offside Calls Against 0
11 Fouls Conceded 19
Video Assistant Officials               52.8% Possession 47.2%
Tiago Bruno Lopes Martins, 43 (29 May 1980), Oeires, FIFA-listed 2015
Hugo Filipe Ferreira de Campos Moreira Miguel, 47
 
England Team
 
Rank FIFA (15th February 2024) 3rd
EFO ranking Group Two
ELO rating 5th to 7th
Colours The Nike 2024 home uniform - White shadow pinstriped jerseys with navy blue v-necked polo-collars/underarm side panel and white/navy blue/maroon trimmed cuffs, navy blue shorts with white/red hem, white socks with navy blue trim.
Captain Kyle Walker
Harry Maguire
19:07
John Stones 66:42
Manager Gareth Southgate, 53 (3 September 1970), appointed caretaker manager on 27 September 2016, appointed as permanent manager on 30 November 2016. 
P 2 of 2, W 0 - D 1 - F 1 - F 1 - A 2. P 92nd of 95, W 57 - D 20 - L 15 - F 200 - A 63. 
England Lineup
  five changes on the previous match league position (14th March)  
1 Pickford, Jordan L. 30
16 days
7 March 1994 G Everton FC (PL 16th) 59 43ᵍᵃ
2 Walker, Kyle A., injured off 20th min 33
300 days
28 May 1990 RB Manchester City FC (PL 3rd) 82 1
17th oldest captain ~ oldest BME
5 Stones, John 29
300 days
28 May 1994 RCD Manchester City FC (PL 3rd) 70 3
the 31st player to reach the 70-app milestone
6 Maguire, J. Harry, off 67th min. 31
18 days
5 March 1993 LCD Manchester United FC (PL 6th) 63 7
final app 2017-24
3 Chilwell, Benjamin J., off 67th min. 27
95 days
21 December 1996 LB Chelsea FC (PL 11th) 20 1
the 197th player to reach the 20-app milestone
4 Rice, Declan 25
69 days
14 January 1999 RDM Arsenal FC (PL TOP) 49 3
8 Gallagher, Conor J., off 75th min. 24
46 days
6 February 2000 LDM Chelsea FC (PL 11th) 12 0
7 Foden, Philip W. 23
300 days
28 May 2000 RM Manchester City FC (PL 3rd) 32 4
10 Bellingham, Jude V.W., off 67th min. 20
268 days
29 June 2003 CAM
 
Real Madrid CF, Spain (LL TOP)
 
28
 
2
 
13th min. for a late sliding challenge on Bruno Guimarães
1278 11 Gordon, Anthony M., off 75th min. 23
28 days
24 February 2001 LM Newcastle United FC (PL 10th) 1 0
the fortieth United player to represent England
9 Watkins, Oliver G.A. 28
84 days
30 December 1995 CF Aston Villa FC (PL 4th) 10 3
England Substitutes
110 12 Konsa, Ezri N., on 20th min. (19.31) for Walker 26
152 days
23 October 1997 RB Aston Villa FC (PL 4th) 1 0
1279 the 77th Villain FC to represent England
18 Bowen, Jarrod, on 67th min. (66:26) for Bellingham 27
94 days
20 December 1996 CM West Ham United FC (PL 7th) 6 3 0
3
16 Gomez, Joseph D., on 67th min. (66:33) for Chilwell 26
305 days
23 May 1997 LB Liverpool FC (PL 2nd) 12 9 0
3
14 Dunk, Lewis C., on 67th min. (66:48) for Maguire 32
123 days
21 November 1991 LCD Brighton & Hove Albion FC (PL 8th) 4 3 0
1
most appearanced England player at Brighton
111 21 Mainoo, Kobbie B., on 75th min. (74:32) for Gallagher 18
339 days
19 April 2005 LDM Manchester United FC (PL 6th) 1 0
1280 68th teenager ~ 19th youngest the 71st United player to represent England
19 Rashford, Marcus, on 75th min. (74:37) for Gordon 26
144 days
31 October 1997 RF Manchester United FC (PL 6th) 60 26 17
34
the 47th player to reach the 60-app milestone final app 2016-24
result: England 0 Brazil 1
unused substitutes: 13-Sam Johnstone, 15-Jarrad Branthwaite, 17-Ivan Toney, 20-James Maddison, 22-Aaron Ramsdale.
stadium notes: England's ninetieth match at the new National Stadium.
First defeat since losing to Denmark in October 2020 (Southgate's second defeat at the stadium), a run of 21 matches.
First friendly home defeat since Netherlands in March 2016, a run of eighteen matches.
Gareth Southgate's fortieth match managing at the stadium.
team notes: It appears that Kyle Walker's injury occurred when he began his sprint (11:30) to chase Vinícius Junior as they were both running onto a Lucas Paquetá long ball. Vinícius Junior won the resulting sprint, sliding the ball past Jordan Pickford from 25 yards, but Walker had successfully prevented the ball from crossing the line (11:36) and his subsequent clearance hit the back of Maguire. As he ran to retake his position, he is seen feeling his left leg (11:42). It was during the referee's caution of Bellingham that Walker went to ground, receiving treatment (13:04), before going off the field (14:19), and then returning (15:18). Following a throw-in taken by Walker (16:05), he instructed the bench (16:07) that he was ready to be replaced. he instructed John Stones (18:42) to kick the ball out of touch, which Jordan Pickford duly obliged.
Marcus Rashford is the third youngest player to have reached the sixty-appearance milestone, the youngest BME player.
A friendly defeat is a rare occurrence, and as such, it is a first for nine of the starting XI, with only Kyle Walker and John Stones ever experiencing one.
It is Ben Chilwell's first home defeat, after ten home victories.
team records: Of the 94 different oppositions that have faced England, Brazil can be considered their nemesis. Only four teams have played England and beaten them more times than defeated, and Brazil hold the record for the most. Now at eight. (Uruguay 2, Italy & Netherlands 1).
Outside the home nations (Scotland 41 & Wales 14), Brazil have now beaten England the more than any other, now at twelve.
This is England's 64th home defeat, fortieth at the Wembley stadiums.
Not since 2017 have England lost, or failed to win. their opening game of the new year.
This is the sixtieth home match that England have failed to score.
manager notes: Kobbie Mainoo is the 64th player to have made his debut under Southgate.
captain notes: Kyle Walker's substitution breaks a new record as the earliest in the match the captain has had to be replaced, breaking the record set by Bryan Robson on 1 June 1983 against Scotland.
Walker is the seventh player under Southgate to lead England out more than once.
substitute records: Marcus Rashford has now played 34 matches from the bench, now three behind Jermain Defoe.
Manager Gareth Southgate played for England against Brazil in the final Le Tournoi defeat in Paris, 1997. He was then an unused substitute twice, in the 2000 friendly draw, and the 2002 World Cup Finals quarter-final defeat.
4-2-3-1 Pickford -
Walker
(Konsa), Stones, Maguire (Dunk), Chilwell (Gomez) -
Gallagher
(Mainoo), Rice -
Foden, Bellingham
(Bowen), Gordon (Rashford) -
Watkins
Averages (Starting XI): Age 27 years 11 days Appearances/Goals 38.7 2.2
Brazil Team
 
 Rank FIFA (15th February 2024) 5th
EFO ranking Group Two
ELO rating 6th to 4th
Colours Made by Nike - Dark blue (soar) and light blue (light retro) waved pinhooped jerseys with teal pinhoops and v-necked polo-collars, dark blue side panel, white shorts with dynamic yellow/green side trim, dark blue socks with light blue tops.
Captain Danilo Head Coach Dorival Silvester Júnior, 61 (25 April 1962), appointed on 10 January 2024.
first match, W 1 - D 0 - L 1 - F 1 - A 0.
Brazil Lineup
1 Bento 24
287 days
10 June 1999 G CA Paranaense 1 0ᵍᵃ
2 Danilo 32
252 days
15 July 1991 RB Juventus FC, Italy 55 1
14 Fabrício Bruno 28
40 days
12 February 1996 RCD CR Flamengo 1 0
25 Lucas Beraldo 20
120 days
24 November 2003 LCD Paris Saint-Germain FC, France 1 0
6 Wendell, off 89th min. 30
247 days
20 July 1993 LB FC Porto, Portugal 1 0
5 Bruno Guimarães, off 79th min. 26
128 days
16 November 1997 RM Newcastle United FC, England 19 1
15 João Gomes 23
40 days
12 February 2001 CM Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, England 1 0
8 Lucas Paquetá, off 71st min. 26
209 days
27 August 1997 LM
 
West Ham United FC, England
 
43
 
9
 
34th min. for persistent fouling, and then for finally tripping up Stones
     
7 Vinícius Junior, off 89th min. 26
255 days
12 July 2000 RF Real Madrid CF, Spain 27 3
10 Rodrygo, off 71st min. 23
74 days
9 January 2001 CF Real Madrid CF, Spain 21 4
11 Raphinha, off 78th min. 27
100 days
14 December 1996 LF FC Barcelona, Spain 21 6
Brazil Substitutes
19 Andreas Pereira, on 71st min. (70:02) for Lucas Paquetá 28
82 days
1 January 1996
in Duffel, Belgium
LM Fulham FC, England 2 0
21
Endrick, on 71st min. (70:23) for Rodrygo 17
246 days
21 July 2006 CF SE Palmeiras 3 1
youngest ever Wembley scorer
20 Savinho, on 78th min. (77:43) for Raphinha 19
348 days
10 April 2004 LF Girona FC, Spain, on loan from ES Troyes Aube Champagne, France 1 0
18 Douglas Luiz, on 79th min. (78:02) for Bruno Guimarães 25
319 days
9 May 1998 RM Aston Villa FC, England 12 0
scoreline: England 0 Brazil 1
26 Pablo Maia, on 89th min. (88:55) for Wendell 22
73 days
10 January 2002 LB São Paulo FC 1 0
4 Bremer, on 89th min. (88:56) for Viní Junior 27
5 days
18 March 1997 CD Juventus FC, Italy 4 0
result: England 0 Brazil 1
unused substitutes: 3-Murilo, 9-Richarlison, 12-Rafael, 13-Yan Couto, 16-Pepê, 17-André, 22-Galeno, 23-Léo Jardim, 24-Ayrton Lucas.
team notes: The Brazil team, in association with their uniform manufacturers and sponsors, Nike, were on a 'Brazil in Blue' tour, to specifically promote their new blue uniform, which, for commercial reasons, had to be worn in senior matches a certain amount of times.
Lucas Paquetá committed six fouls, the most by a Brazil player in a game since July 2021, when Paquetá conceded six against Argentina.
goalscoring notes: At 17 years and 246 days, Endrick is the youngest ever male player to score a senior professional goal at Wembley for club or country.
 
4-3-3 Bento -
Danilo, Fabrício Bruno, Beraldo, Wendell
() -
Lucas Paquetá (Andreas Pereira), Bruno Guimarães (Douglas Luiz), João Gomes -
Raphinha
(Savinho), Rodrygo (Endrick), Vinicius Junior (Bremer)
Averages (Starting XI): Age 26 years 28 days Appearances/Goals 17.4 2.2
 
    Match Report by Mike Payne

England began this friendly pushing Brazil back with some good pressing, and they won several early free-kicks without making any tangible chance. In the 9th minute it was Brazil that had the first shot on target, with Rodrygo bringing Jordan Pickford into the action with a comfortable save.

Three minutes later and England had a lucky let-off as a through ball catches out the defence and with Pickford well out of his area and in no-man's land. Vinicius Junior beat the goalkeeper with a soft shot, but that enabled Kyle Walker to easily clear the ball away from goal. The Brazilian should have scored though and it was a bad miss. It was pretty obvious by now that the visitors had targeted both Phil Foden and Jude Bellingham in particularly as every time those two gained possession they were fouled. Ironically, it was Bellingham who gained the first booking, and his appeal to the referee fell on deaf ears.

In another attack Vinicus went down in the box trying to claim a penalty, and then Lucus Paqueta set up Rodrygo, who fired his shot wide. Again, he might have done better with his finish. On 18 minutes England finally created something and Ollie Watkins shot over from close range following good work by Bellingham, but the striker was put off by a late touch from a defender. A minute later, Walker had to go off having felt something go in his leg earlier, he was replaced by Ezri Konsa, coming on for an England debut. A flurry of attacks followed from England with first Declan Rice seeing a cross shot pushed away by goalkeeper Bento, and then Ben Chilwell won a corner, and from that he fired a shot way over the crossbar.

Good attacks from England then saw Foden body checked and then Anthony Gordon, making a promising debut, won a corner. Chilwell again shot over from that. Further fouls on Bellingham went unpunished with no yellow cards shown to Brazilians by a lenient referee. Watkins and Gordon combined but the danger was cleared and then, finally Paqueta was given a yellow card for his umpteenth foul this time on John Stones.

The general pattern of play in the first half-hour was England's laboured build-up creating little, whilst the best chances were coming from dangerous fast Brazilian breakaways. In fact, on 35 minutes they hit the post with one of those quick raids as Paqueta's shot came in with the England defence all over the place at the time. At the other end, Gordon's shot was deflected wide before Foden's shot was saved easily by the keeper. When England do break quickly, the Brazilians to a man stop the move with a foul. Paqueta was so lucky not to receive a second yellow for yet another callous foul on Bellingham.

On 41 minutes England had their best effort as Gordon curled in a shot that was saved at full stretch by Bento. Then, as the game flowed from end to end, Harry Maguire almost made a disastrous error, losing control and being robbed of possession by Raphinha, who really should have scored. Before the break Bellingham was again crudely taken out again whilst Rice's corner just needed a touch at the far post, but that came from a defender who put the ball out for a corner.

At the break Brazil should have been ahead as they had the best chances, but England kept battling on and early in the second-half Maguire could have done better from yet another England corner. Both Stones and Bellingham put in fruitless goal attempts in the early minutes of the half and it was noticeable that both teams were trying hard not to concede the first goal. Bellingham then went down with cramp after a headed chance, and that heralded the usual raft of substitutions from Gareth Southgate. Off went Bellingham, Chilwell and Maguire, and on came Jarrod Bowen, Joe Gomez and Lewis Dunk. Bowen's first action saw him make a fine run down the right before a defender took him out.

More subs followed, Kobbie Mainoo came on for a debut, replacing the ineffective Conor Gallagher, and Marcus Rashford replaced the impressive Gordon. Southgate's switch of Foden inside did not work at all, and the Manchester City star hardly had a touch in the second-half. There was only ever going to be one goal in this match and in the 80th minute it was Brazil that scored. Again the England defence was caught out by a through ball but Pickford got down well to block Vinicius's shot, but the ball ran kindly for 17-year-old Endrick to tap in from close range. It looked for all the world to be offside, twice in fact, first from the through ball, and then after Pickford's save, but the wonderful VAR saw nothing wrong and the goal stood, much to the emotional joy of the young scorer.

After the goal Brazil kept possession to frustrate England. Rashford added nothing to the attack and only Bowen looked as though he could create something. But, alas, it wasn't to be and yet another drab Wembley game ended in home disappointment. Brazil might have rubbed salt into the wound right at the end but Pickford's feet came to the rescue as yet another quick break caught England out.

My notebook had one last entry, Referee and Linesman 1 England 0.

Lots of work to be done on this England team, with a bit more positivity being the order of the day. Good performances by Gordon and Konsa when he came on but lessons need to be learned. Belgium up next, should be fun.

  

Source Notes

TheFA.com
BBC Sport
Brazil FA
  UEFA.com
Mike Payne - football historian and contributor
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