England 2 Brazil 1
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.
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.