Brazil 2 England 2

Wayne Rooney

Brazil 2 Eng­land 2, Maracana Sta­dium, In­ter­na­tion­al Friendly Mat­ch, June 2, 2013. A dis­cip­lined and well-or­gan­ised Eng­land si­de earned them­selves a highly de­served 2-2 draw ag­ainst Brazil in Rio de Janeiro. Fred and Paul­inho sco­red the goals for The Green and Yel­low, whi­le Al­ex Oxlade-Cham­ber­lain and Way­ne Roo­ney fou­nd the net for the visitors.

Five times Wor­ld Cup win­ners Brazil went in­to the lead twelve min­utes af­ter the in­ter­val when a de­flec­ted long dis­tance ef­fort from mid­field play­maker Hernanes hit the cross­bar and Flu­min­sense for­ward Fred sco­red from the re­bound. Mid­way thro­ugh the sec­ond ha­lf, tho­ugh, Eng­land pro­duced the equal­iser as Man­chester Uni­ted marks­man Way­ne Roo­ney put the ball on a plat­ter for Al­ex Oxlade-Cham­ber­lain, who had re­placed Glen John­son on the hour ma­rk, who­se bril­liant vol­ley went pa­st some­what be­wildered Brazil and Queens Park Ran­gers goal­keeper Ju­lio Cesar and in­to the back of the net. Then, twelve min­utes la­ter in the friendly en­counter, the om­ni­present Roo­ney ma­gic­ally curled the ball in­to the top cor­ner of the net from some twenty-five yards out to hand the vis­it­ing si­de the lead. But, wi­th a mere eight min­utes left on ref­er­ee Wil­mar Roldan´s watch, Paul­inho of Sport Club Cor­inthi­ans Paulista ma­naged to vol­ley a dan­ger­ous cross from Par­is Saint-Ger­main mid­fielder Lu­cas Moura pa­st Man­chester City goal­keeper Joe Hart and in­to the net to make it 2-2. Eng­land man­ager Roy Hodg­son said af­ter the ga­me at Maracana Sta­dium that the draw wi­th Luiz Fe­lipe Scolari´s men was a fair res­ult over ninety min­utes of play; and he was prob­ably right. Brazil Te­am: Ju­lio Cesar, Dani Alves, Fi­lipe Lu­is, Luiz Gust­avo, Thi­ago Silva, Da­vid Luiz, Oscar, Paul­inho, Fred, Hulk, Ney­mar. Sub­stitutes: Dante, Re­ver, Mar­celo, Bern­ard, Fer­nando, Hernanes, Jad­son, Jean, Lu­cas Moura, Le­andro Damiao, Diego Cava­lieri, Jef­fer­son. Eng­land Te­am: Joe Hart, Glen John­son, Leigh­ton Baines, Phil Ja­gielka, Ga­ry Ca­hill, Phil Jones, Ja­mes Mil­ner, Frank Lam­pard, Way­ne Roo­ney, Mi­chael Car­rick, Theo Wal­cott. Sub­stitutes: Jer­main De­foe, Jo­leon Le­scott, Al­ex Oxlade-Cham­ber­lain, Jack Rod­well, Ash­ley Cole, Ben Fo­ster, Al­ex McCarthy.


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