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Relive the action as England held Brazil at Wembley

Liam Corless
Tuesday 14 November 2017 18:26
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England held another top nation to a Wembley stalemate as they shared a forgettable goalless friendly with Brazil.

Four days on from a strong display in a 0-0 draw against World champions Germany, a Brazil side boasting the likes of Neymar, Philippe Coutinho and Gabriel Jesus failed to break down a resolute England defence.

Fernandinho came closest to settling the contest as the Brazil substitute hit the post in the second-half as Gareth Southgate again opted for an experimental side as he continues his plans for the World Cup.

Relive coverage below.

Loftus-Cheek appeared assured and assertive on his international debut

When is it?

The game takes place on Tuesday November 14 – TONIGHT!

It kicks-off at 8pm.

What TV channel is it on?

ITV will be showing their match, their live coverage begins at 7.30pm.

You can also watch online via the ITV Hub.

The game will be live on ITV

Can I still get tickets?

Nah you’re too late. It’s old out. Sorry.

What have they been saying?

Southgate has been encouraged by Rashford's recent form

Gareth Southgate on Marcus Rashford: “It's amazing really that he's been a player who's been able to dip under the radar as we think so much of him, not only his ability, but his mentality and his maturity.

“He's a very exciting player, but grounded, wants to improve all the time. For me he's going to be a top player. He has all the attributes of the top players I've worked with, but he's still only 20.

“Quite often we look across at each other in training and raise our eyebrows at some of the things he does. He's a very exciting player."

“Jose (Mourinho) wouldn't mess around, but he picks him in all the big games and is on the field in nearly every game.

“We wanted to look after him last summer as we see him as a big part of our future. He'll score goals... his technique and his finishing ability are tremendous.”

Can Jesus become as good as Ronaldo?

Dani Alves on his team-mate Gabriel Jesus: “I wasn't joking when I called him the new Ronaldo.

“He's already great and will get better. For all that he's done, all that he's achieved, there's no pressure.

“He's doing what he loves.”

Predicted line-ups

England XI: Hart; Maguire, Stones, Cahill; Walker, Livermore, Dier, Loftus-Cheek, Bertrand; Rashford, Vardy

Brazil XI: Alisson; Alves, Marquinhos, Miranda, Marcelo; Casemiro; Coutinho, Paulinho, Augusto, Neymar; Jesus

What are the odds?

England to win: 4/1
Brazil to win: 3/4
Draw: 13/5

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Good evening and welcome to our live coverage of this evening's friendly between England and Brazil from Wembley Stadium.

Join Liam Corless from 7pm for build-up and minute-by-minute coverage of the action. 

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Hello!

We are just an hour away from kick-off at Wembley.

Team news to follow VERY shortly...

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England team to face Brazil confirmed

Here is how Gareth Southgate's team will line up against the most successful nation in World Cup history.

Starting XI: Hart; Gomez, Stones, Maguire; Walker, Dier, Livermore, Bertrand; Loftus-Cheek; Rashford, Vardy

Subs: Trippier, Pickford, Rose, Keane, Cahill, Cork, Young, Cook, Lingard, Abraham, Solanke, Gunn

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Brazil team to face England confirmed

Neymar, Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho all start up front for the Selecao tonight:

Starting XI: Alisson; Alves, Marquinhos, Miranda, Marcelo; Paulinho, Casemiro, Augusto; Coutinho, Gabriel Jesus, Neymar

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What has Gareth Southgate been saying this week?

On whether his selection of young players in this England squad will make more senior players think twice about withdrawing in future: “Yes, that’s what you want to get to as a team - that the competition for places is so intense.

“Coutinho hasn’t played for a few weeks for Liverpool, but he is there for Brazil. I imagine part of that is because he is thinking ‘if I’m not there and I’m not playing and someone else goes in, do I get the shirt back?’

“Maybe we haven’t had that, but I think moving forward we will have and I think that will affect people’s approach, definitely.”

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (left) and Danny Drinkwater (right) both rejected call-ups from Southgate for the friendlies against Germany and Brazil 

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Ryan Giggs explains why he WOULDN'T have started Loftus-Cheek against Germany

"I wouldn't have started him, purely because he's young and he's only played 20 games at first-class level.

"He was a breath of fresh air but to do it against Germany and get all the adulation and then to do it again against Brazil is a big ask.

"England haven't got too many options in that position so it's not a huge surprise to see him start again and hopefully he puts in another brilliant performance."

Quotes from ITV

Ruben Loftus-Cheek delivered a man-of-the-match performance in Friday's 0-0 draw with Germany 

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Pre-match quotes from Gareth Southgate

On whether Brazil are a tougher opponent than Germany: "No question. They're the best team in the world. They had the toughest qualification group and they annihilated everyone in South America."

On whether Ruben Loftus-Cheek made himself un-droppable with his performance against Germany: "We might have only played him in the first game but he had a really accomplished debut and we want to see him again."

On the confidence boost a win against Brazil would give his side: "To have success next summer, we'll probably have to beat these. We've got to beat the top teams so it's a great opportunity to test ourselves and see exactly where we are."

Quotes from ITV

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The players are out on the pitch and kick-off is just moments away!

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