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England 0-0 Brazil RESULT

England 0-0 Brazil, RESULT: Joe Gomez shines on full debut as Three Lions keep Neymar and Co at bay

  • England starting XI: Hart, Walker, Gomez, Stones, Maguire, Bertrand (Young), Loftus-Cheek (Lingard), Dier, Livermore (Rose), Vardy (Solanke), Rashford (Abraham)
  • England subs: Pickford, Trippier, Cahill, Keane, Cork, Young, Cook, Gunn
  • Brazil starting XI: Alisson, Dani Alves, Marquinhos, Miranda, Marcelo, Casemiro, Paulinho, Renato Augusto (Fernandinho), Coutinho (Willian), Gabriel Jesus (Firmino), Neymar
  • Brazil subs: Ederson, Jemerson, Alex Sandro, Douglas Costa, Thiago Silva, Giuliano, Diego, Danilo, Taison, Diego Souza, Cassio
  • READ: Martin Samuel's full match report from Wembley Stadium

By Dan Ripley for MailOnline

Published: 17:52 GMT, 14 November 2017 | Updated: 22:05 GMT, 14 November 2017

So what did we think? We’d throw in a few kids, do a few trucks, then go out and play Brazil off the park.

Football isn’t like that. Football is real. And this Brazilian team are real, too, even if friendly conditions are artificial. Real skill, real talent, real intensity when they choose, real danger when attacking with purpose. So while these were far from World Cup conditions, this was a genuine test for a young England team and in their own limited way, they passed.

READ: Martin Samuel's full match report from Wembley Stadium

  • Dan Ripley

    Host commentator

Auto-update 21:54 FULL-TIME: England 0-0 Brazil

Not a brilliant performance from England, but that was an extremely good defensive showing from Gareth Southgate's men against a very handy Brazilian attack. Neymar and Co hardly had a sniff.

That's all from me here though. Thanks for following and cheerio.

Brazil keeper Alisson denies England substitute Dominic Solanke late on

21:53

90+1min: We've already had a couple of stoppage time goals, with Panama equalising in Wales through Armando Cooper, while Germany levelled at 2-2 against France with a Lars Stindl strike.

21:50 England substitution

90min: Well I wasn't expecting that – an England chance! Young's back post cross finds Solanke who after controlling the ball sees his shot from point blank range blocked.

England make a change by bringing on Danny Rose for Livermore. There will be three added minutes.

21:49

87min: Three minutes to go and a Brazil winner now wouldn't be an unfair result. England have defended extremely well though and whatever happens during these last moments, the back three for Gareth Southgate's side will come out of this match with much credit.

21:45

84min: England are coming under pressure now as Paulinho collects a pass following a Brazil break before his shot from an acute angle is beaten behind by Hart at his near post. Brazil ending the half well on top.

Eric Dier strikes a free-kick wide across goal following a rare England attack

21:42

81min: Like Solanke, Young too quickly makes an impression, cutting across to make a vital block in denying Willian a clear shot on goal.

Brazil's Fernandinho lets fly with a shot that struck the England post

21:41 England substitution

80min: Ashley Young makes his long awaited return to the international fold as he replaces Ryan Bertrand.

21:40

79min: Solanke's first action is to win a free-kick 30 yards out, but Dier can only curl the free-kick wide of the post across goal.

21:38 Brazil and England substitutions

76min: And off go the strikers as inexperienced duo Tammy Abraham and Dominic Solanke come on. Brazil also make a change as Roberto Firmino replaces Gabriel Jesus.

Meanwhile Eric Dier loses the ball in midfield and it leads to Fernandinho picking up possession before his low 25 yard drive clips the post and goes wide.

21:35

74min: Some tired legs out there for England now – including up top where Rashford and Jamie Vardy have run out of gas having chased around for service all evening.

21:34

71min: Finally a breakthrough in Cardiff where with 15 minutes to go Tom Lawrence has opened the scoring for Wales against Panama. Sam Vokes had missed a spot-kick in that match earlier too…

From Sportsmail's Laurie Whitwell at the Cardiff City Stadium:

'It was a fairly poor effort from 12 yards by Sam Vokes, the most senior penalty taker in this Wales side. Chris Gunter was never going to step up, despite him wearing the armband on his record-equalling 85th cap.

'Asked about it pre-game he said taking a spot-kick to potentially score his first Wales goal would be farcical.'

21:28 Double Brazil substitution

68min: On come the Chelsea and Manchester City players respectively as Coutinho and Renato Augusto depart.

21:27

67min: Brazil are preparing a change as they continue to labour up top. Willian and Fernandinho are preparing to come on.

21:23

64min: As England enjoy a rare spell of possession, time to tell you France have retaken the lead with 19 minutes to go in Germany through Alexandre Lacazette following Timo Werner's equaliser.

Brazil's Neymar is fouled by England's Jake Livermore leading to a yellow card for the latter

21:21

61min: This could be a bad night for Manchester City. Sergio Aguero has already fainted on Argentina duty, now Gabriel Jesus is being patched up by the Brazilian physios. He should be ok to continue though.

21:20

59min: England are having to do plenty of defending so far but Brazil still cannot break the hosts down.

The highlight of this match so far has been a Neymar pass in the first half that was offside anyway. A low bar perhaps, but it was quite some pass that you can watch here:

If you're a defender you're not even expecting that ball 👀
How about this for vision and technique from @neymarjr!? pic.twitter.com/JFra3tPkoH

— ITV Football (@itvfootball) November 14, 2017

21:16

56min: In the absence of goals, the referee is trying to throw some colour into the game it seems – that colour being yellow as now Dani Alves is booked for a late foul on Ryan Bertrand.

21:15

54min: First booking of the evening as Jake Livermore trips Neymar near the halfway line having seen one stepover too many.

21:12

51min: The best and worst of Brazil in the space of two seconds. Gabriel Jesus performs a couple of stepovers before performing a no look pass for the underlapping Coutinho.

It bamboozles the two England defenders in close company but also the Reds playmaker who stumbles on the ball before clumsily allowing it to roll out for a goal kick.

Jake Livermoore of England and Dani Alves of Brazil clash following a battle for the ball

21:08

48min: Top save from Hart as Brazil get in behind the defence, but Philippe Coutinho is denied from close range by the England stopper.

21:07 SECOND HALF: Brazil restart the second half

And not even the prospect of Brazil at Wembley can bring those in the corporate seats back out to see the start of the second half. Those prawn sandwiches are just too irresistible it seems judging by the sea of empty seats near the tunnel.

21:01 Here are a selection of first half stats from Wembley Stadium

Click here for more maps and stats with our excellent Match Zone

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20:48 HALF-TIME: England 0-0 Brazil England's Jake Livermore and Brazil's Paulinho vie for the ball as Jesse Lingard looks on

20:47

45+1min: Into two minutes added on, and while Brazil hook a cross into the box it only falls for Paulinho who of course heads well off target.

I just know he is going to make me eat humble pie at some point tonight…

20:46 From Sportsmail's Rob Draper

Eng determination to keep passing v much-better side admirable. But too often simple passes fail. Which means you lose possession for next 10mins

— Rob Draper (@draper_rob) November 14, 2017

In the days when we used to reach quarter finals, that is pretty much what always happened ….

— Rob Draper (@draper_rob) November 14, 2017

20:44

42min: One full-tim to bring you shortly before the break at Wembley. With Russia battling back to earn a 3-3 draw with Spain.

France still lead 1-0 in Germany while Wales and Panama remains goalless.

20:43

39min: To England's credit they have stunted Brazil's attacking momentum and have yet to concede a clear cut chance.

Th problem for the hosts is they too have looked nowhere near scoring. Rashford's low 25-yard drive is about as good as it has got.

20:38 England substitution

36min: England forced into an early change as Lotus-Cheek limps off, with Jesse Linagrd replacing him.

The Manchester United midfielder's first act is to win a free-kick 30 yards out.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek of England receives treatment for a knock during the first half Loftus-Cheek limps off injured having been replaced by Jesse Lingard

20:37

34min: A rare break into Brazil half for England. Jamie Vardy holds the ball up well before spraying the ball out wide. Ryan Bertrand crosses towards the back post where the ball is headed into the path of Rashford, but the striker cannot turn to get in a shot as the attack breaks down.

20:33

31min: It's another through ball from Neymar that releases Gabriel Jesus behind the England defence, but once more the Manchester City striker is offside.

20:30

28min: Straight from the school of Paulinho. England are starting to frustrate Brazil a little now as Neymar once again fires way off target from 25 yards.

In the absence of goals in north London, it may be worth noting that Alexandre Lacazette has given France the lead against Germany in Cologne.

England's defender John Stones (right) makes an interception to deny Brazl's Neymar possession

20:28

26min: Outrageous from Neymar who with the outside of his left boot plays a sublime through ball for Gabriel Jesus. The fact that the Manchester City striker was offside does not detract from the sensational skill and vision shown by the PSG man there.

England losing influence again – they can't gt out their own half.

20:26

23min: Brazil have seen 71 per cent of the ball so far, but England have defended in an organised fashion so far – keeping it very compact in the centre and denying Neymar much space to make an impact.

meanwhile at the Krestovsky Stadium, Russia have equalised against Spain to make it 3-3. Fedor Smolov striking with 20 minutes left.

20:22

20min: That's the Paulinho we all know and love. The midfielder picks up the ball outside the box before slicing a hopeless effort way off target.

20:19

18min: Better. Marcus Rashford picks up the ball before his low 25 yard strike is well saved by Alisson. England now seeing more of the ball. Encouraging.

England's Ruben Loftus-Cheek attempts to bring the ball away from Brazil's Neymar

20:18

16min: England are happy to let Brazil have possession, but have tried to be proactive with the ball when they do get it… which isn't all that often to be honest.

20:14

13min: Joe Hart is called into action as Dani Alves's whipped cross is headed on target by Gabriel Jesus, only for the Hammers stopper to leap to his left and make a comfortable stop.

20:13

11min: A first sight of goal from Neymar…sort of. The PSG star cuts inside from the left with purpose but his rising shot easily clears the crossbar.

20:10

8min: Some early pressure from Brazil, who look up for this, judging by the array of flicks and tricks they are using to try and break down the hosts.

England have started well though, with Kamie Vrady seeing a purposeful charge down the right end with a cross easily collected by Alisson.

Brazil's Neymar attempts to hold off England's Kyle Walker in the early stages

20:08 From Sportsmail's Laurie Whitwell at the Cardiff City Stadium

'Bright start by Wales, with the young players selected by Chris Coleman well involved. In their best move Ethan Ampadu won possession high up, David Brooks crossed, and Ben Woodbury got a header in at the far post.

'Coleman is certainly taking it seriously, as emotive as ever on the touchline. He has already responded to one song for him to stay with a thumbs up.'

20:05

2min: And a stoppage in play already, as Dani Alves picks up a knock after a 50/50 challenge with Jamie Vardy. He should be ok to run it off though.

There are a few friendlies happening this evening, an hour has been played in Spain's clash against Russia where Sergio Ramos has just netted his second penalty of the game to give Spain a 3-2 lead.

20:02

KICK-OFF: Away we go at Wembley

Remember to get the most out of our live coverage by following all the action with Sportsmail's excellent Match Zone.

It features the latest line-ups, formations, match stats and a handy player comparison tool.

In addition there are heat zones for EVERY player as well as detailed maps of all the goals as they go in.

19:56 As the players walk out, here is a reminder of the line-ups…

England: Hart, Walker, Gomez, Stones, Maguire, Bertrand, Loftus-Cheek, Dier, Livermore, Vardy, Rashford.
Subs: Pickford, Trippier, Rose, Cahill, Keane, Cork, Young, Cook, Lingard, Abraham, Solanke, Gunn.

Brazil: Alisson, Dani Alves, Marquinhos, Miranda, Marcelo, Casemiro, Paulinho, Renato Augusto, Coutinho, Gabriel Jesus, Neymar.
Subs: Ederson, Jemerson, Alex Sandro, Douglas Costa, Thiago Silva, Fernandinho, Giuliano, Willian, Diego, Firmino, Danilo, Taison, Diego Souza, Cassio.

19:52 Meanwhile at Wembley the warm-ups are coming to a close England players warm up prior to their international friendly with Brazil Philippe Coutinho of Brazil warms up prior to the clash against England Gabriel Jesus is also in action for Brazil following his great start to the season for Manchester City

19:47

LIVE: Republic of Ireland vs Denmark, World Cup play-off LIVE: Follow all the action as Martin O'Neill's side attempt to reach finals for first time in 16 years

If it's competitive international football you need, then may I suggest following our live coverage of Republic of Ireland vs Denmark here.

Only one can take the final European spot at the World Cup, and kick-off is any second now…

19:44 From OptaJoe

10 – Since the turn of the Millennium, England have lost more matches in the month of November than any other month, losing 43.5% of their matches (10 out of 23). Slump.

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 14, 2017

19:44 And speaking of Neymar…

The Paris Saint-Germain star has been warming up at Wembley Stadium. He's come a long way as a player since that 2013 friendly. Can England's back three handle him this evening?

Neymar of Brazil warms up prior to the international friendly Neymar practises with a ball in the build up to England vs Brazil Neymar and Dani Alves perform stretches during the warm up at Wembley Marcelo of Brazil warms up with his Brazil team-mates before the clash

19:36 Remember the last time these teams met at Wembley?

England won! Granted it was only a friendly but goals from Frank Lampard and Wayne Rooney saw off a Brazil side featuring Neymar 2-1 back in 2013. Ronaldinho had a penalty saved by Joe Hart in that game too.

Frank Lampard celebrates scoring against Brazil during their 2013 friendly Joe Hart saved a Ronaldinho penalty before denying Neymar on the follow up

19:24

Sportsmail's reporters pick their favourite ever Brazilian footballer… including Zico, Garrincha, Ronaldo and Ronaldinho

So while Paulinho might not feature on a list of greatest Brazilians, who does?

We asked a our team of reporters for their favourite Samba star – and a few of them gave rather surprising answers…

Read more here

19:15 No real surprises in either line-up…

But for any casual Tottenham fans tuning in, it is indeed THAT Paulinho in the starting line-up for Brazil.

The midfielder may have been next to useless at White Hart Lane but he remains integral to the Brazil line-up and has started the season well with Barcelona. I know, the mind boggles.

Paulinho flopped at Tottenham Hotspur but remains a crucial part of the Brazil squad

19:09 Brazil starting XI

Alisson, Alves, Marquinhos, Miranda, Marcelo, Paulinho, Casemiro, Augusto, Coutinho, Gabriel Jesus, Neymar.

19:09 England starting XI

Hart, Bertrand, Gomez, Stones, Maguire, Walker, Dier, Livermore, Loftus-Cheek, Rashford, Vardy.

19:03 The England team have arrived

And the team news is coming up next…

England striker Marcus Rashford was all smiles after arriving at Wembley Stadium England players make their way to the home dressing room at Wembley

18:51

MARTIN SAMUEL: You only get one chance with England to make your mark, Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater has blown his

It really doesn't matter whether Danny Drinkwater now wishes to play for England. In all probability, that ship has sailed. International football is not like the club game. The matches do not come thick and fast.

After Tuesday night's meeting with Brazil, the next dates set aside for England internationals are late March, 2018. England will play two games and then probably three more after the season has ended. Time is almost up. Gareth Southgate will have most of the squad in his head now; and Drinkwater will not be in it.

Read more here

Danny Drinkwater turned down the opportunity of an England call up citing recent injury concerns

18:38

England boss Gareth Southgate set to start Joe Gomez against Brazil after his impressive debut in Germany draw

SAMI MOKBEL: The Liverpool star is set to take his place in Gareth Southgate's three-man defence with Gary Cahill, who has been struggling with a back problem, ready to miss out yet again.

The defender was introduced as an early substitute in the goalless draw against Germany last week, replacing the injured Phil Jones to play a key role in England's credible goalless draw against the world champions.

Read more here

Joe Gomez is set to line up in a back three for England against Brazil

18:27 Wembley is just about ready as fans arrive at the ground Wembley sits empty ahead of the turnstiles opening for the international friendly England flags hang on the empty spectator seats before the game Fans begin to arrive as a Brazil flag is perched in front of the Bobby Moore statue

18:23

Meanwhile in the Brazilian camp…

The Brazil team appeared to be in high spirits at their team hotel ahead of the friendly against England.

Neymar shared a snap on his Instagram story with seven of his team-mates around the table behind him after he celebrated exacting nutmeg revenge on Gabriel Jesus.

To a man the Selecao stars looked right at home and seemed to be enjoying some tea judging by the lavish porcelain set scattered on the table.

Read more here

18:15 Good news, all…

England are back in their home white kit for this Wembley clash – none of this commercial nonsense about having to play in blue like against Germany.

England's white shirts hang in the dressing room before the clash with Brazil England will take on Brazil in an international friendly at Wembley Stadium

18:08 England's fringe can handle the world champions…

…but can they handle the boys from Brazil?

Good evening all and welcome to Sportsmail's live coverage of the Wembley clash between England and Brazil.

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England continue their preparations ahead of next summer's World Cup, as they take on Brazil at Wembley Stadium hoping to build on a positive performance against Germany.

A much changed side managed to grind a 0-0 draw against the world champions, now Gareth Southgate will hope for a similar performance against one of the favourites to win the tournament in Russia.

With kick off from 8pm GMT follow all the action here with Sportsmail.

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