Result: England, Brazil play out goalless draw

Result: England, Brazil play out goalless draw
© Offside
England and Brazil play out a goalless draw in Tuesday night's international friendly at Wembley.

England and Brazil played out a goalless draw in Tuesday night's international friendly at Wembley.

Brazil dominated the possession and created the better opportunities in the English capital, but neither team could find the back of the net as the Three Lions drew their second straight international 0-0.

England boss Gareth Southgate made five changes to the team that started against Germany on Friday night. Joe Hart replaced Jordan Pickford between the sticks, while Kyle Walker, Joe Gomez and Ryan Bertrand came into the back five. There was also a change further forward as Marcus Rashford replaced Tammy Abraham.

As for Brazil, Neymar, Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho started in what was an exciting front three, while the likes of Dani Alves, Marcelo and Casemiro also started for the glamorous visitors.

A bright first five minutes saw both teams show their attacking intent, with Alves whistling one wide for the visitors after Jamie Vardy had delivered into the arms of Alisson from a wide position.

Neymar was full of invention in the early exchanges and had his first strike on goal in the 11th minute after working some space outside the box, but the Paris Saint-Germain forward's effort was always rising over the crossbar. Jesus then headed into the arms of Hart as Brazil started to threaten the England goal.

Rashford had the home side's first attempt on target in the 18th minute when he tested Alisson from distance, before Paulinho struck wide of the post down the other end.

Neymar fired another effort over the England crossbar just before the 30-minute mark during a period where the home side simply could not keep possession of the ball.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek's second England start ended in disappointment as the on-loan Chelsea midfielder had to be replaced in the 35th minute, with Jesse Lingard entering the field, and the Manchester United attacker was prepared to carry the ball forward when presented with the opportunity.

England saw more of the ball in the latter stages of the first period, but a fairly uneventful first 45 minutes saw the two teams enter the half-time break at 0-0.

Brazil came close to taking the lead early in the second period when Neymar threaded a fantastic pass into the path of Coutinho, but the Liverpool attacker could not find a route past Hart in the England goal.

Rashford continued to look the most likely for England, and the 20-year-old almost worked a shooting opportunity just before the hour, but Casemiro was across to make the challenge.

Chelsea's Willian was Brazil's first change of the night in the 68th minute, and he was followed by Man City's Fernandinho as Tite showed the strength of his bench.

Abraham and Dominic Solanke both came off the England bench 15 minutes from time, with the latter making his debut as Southgate continued to hand young players opportunities.

Fernandinho came close to sending Brazil ahead moments after the double change as he struck one towards the bottom corner from distance, but the midfielder's effort just missed the post.

England captain Eric Dier then curled a free kick wide of Alisson's goal down the other end, before Ashley Young, who also made his return off the bench, denied Willian with a brilliant block in the 80th minute.

Hart made another smart save to keep out a strike from Paulinho five minutes from time, before Alisson denied the bright Solanke down the other end as the two teams played out a goalless draw at Wembley.

Share this article now:
Tite participates in a Brazil training session at the team headquarters in Sao Paulo on June 15, 2016
Read Next:
Tite: 'Jesus, Kane have different qualities'
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CManchester CityMan City3832421062779100
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd38256768284081
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs38238774363877
4Liverpool382112584384675
5Chelsea382171062382470
6Arsenal381961374512363
7Burnley381412123639-354
8Everton381310154458-1449
9Leicester CityLeicester381211155660-447
10Newcastle UnitedNewcastle38128183947-844
11Crystal Palace381111164555-1044
12Bournemouth381111164561-1644
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham381012164868-2042
14Watford38118194464-2041
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton38913163454-2040
16Huddersfield TownHuddersfield38910192858-3037
17Southampton38715163756-1936
RSwansea CitySwansea3889212856-2833
RStoke CityStoke38712193568-3333
RWest Bromwich AlbionWest Brom38613193156-2531

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account