England 2 Brazil 1

Roy Hodgson

Eng­land 2 Brazil 1, Wemb­ley Sta­dium, In­ter­na­tion­al Friendly Mat­ch, Feb­ruary 6, 2013. The Eng­land play­ers earned praise from man­ager Roy Hodg­son af­ter The Three Li­ons ma­naged to be­at Brazil for the fir­st time in 23 years. Goals from Way­ne Roo­ney and Frank Lam­pard sealed a fully de­served 2-1 ho­me vic­tory ag­ainst Luiz Fe­lipe Scolari´s Brazil side.

Roy Hodg­son was well pleased wi­th his team´s at­ti­tude and ef­fort in the prestige in­ter­na­tion­al friendly mat­ch ag­ainst five-times Wor­ld Cup Cham­pi­ons Brazil. It was a highly ac­com­plished per­form­ance from Eng­land who ran out nar­rowly 2-1 win­ners in a thor­oughly en­joy­able and well-con­tested ga­me. Roy Hodg­son: “It’s my fir­st crack at Brazil as a man­ager and I am de­lighted to have be­en able to over­see a vic­tory. It was an all-ro­und per­form­ance from the te­am, there were some very, very good mo­ments and I tho­ught that we were good value for two goals to one. If Jack Wil­shere can keep up that level of per­form­ance he will soon jus­ti­fy all the ex­pect­a­tions and hopes be­cause he was very, very good. As was Theo Wal­cott, he ter­ror­ised the left si­de of their de­fence and was in­volved in the fir­st goal and there were so many oth­er oc­ca­sions when he was with­in a hair’s breadth of scor­ing or cre­at­ing a chan­ce.” Eng­land Te­am: Joe Hart, Glen John­son, Ash­ley Cole, Ste­ven Ger­rard, Ga­ry Ca­hill, Chris Small­ing, Theo Wal­cott, Jack Wil­shere, Dan­ny Wel­beck, Way­ne Roo­ney, Tom Clev­er­ley. Sub­stitutes: Leigh­ton Baines, Phil Ja­gielka, Jo­leon Le­scott, Al­ex­an­der Oxlade-Cham­ber­lain, Ja­mes Mil­ner, Frank Lam­pard Ju­ni­or, Le­on Os­man, Aar­on Len­non, Kyle Walk­er, Jack But­land. Brazil Te­am: Ju­lio Cesar, Dani Alves, Dante, Da­vid Luiz, Ad­ri­ano Cor­reia, Oscar, Paul­inho, Ramires, Lu­is Fa­bi­ano, Ron­ald­inho, Ney­mar. Sub­stitutes: Fi­lipe Lu­is, Le­andro Castan, Mir­anda, Arou­ca, Jean, Lu­cas Moura, Fred, Hulk, Diego Alves.


Eng­land Quickfacts

The Eng­lish Foot­ball As­so­ci­ation was formed at a meet­ing at Free­man’s Tav­ern in Great Queen Street in Lon­don on the 26th of Oct­ober 1863. The Eng­land Na­tion­al Foot­ball Te­am played their fir­st mat­ch ag­ainst The Scot­land Na­tion­al Foot­ball Te­am at West of Scot­land Crick­et Club’s gro­und at Ham­ilton Cres­cent on the 30th of Nov­ember 1872, wi­th the ga­me be­tween the two coun­tries end­ing goalless.


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