Martes, 21 Noviembre, 2017

Soccer-Makeshift England frustrate Brazil in 0-0 Wembley draw

England coach considers penalty shootout at friendly game Gareth Southgate says England could face penalty shootout BEFORE next summer
Montrelle Montesinos | 15 Noviembre, 2017, 04:06

"We faced difficulties, but that is good for us", Neymar said.

The 20-year-old has played for his nation at multiple levels, having made six appearances for England U-21s, four appearances for England U-19s, 19 appearances for England U-17s and finally two appearances for England U-16s. "Most of our games will be like today".

Earlier, the AFA confirmed that Aguero "had a blackout and was taken (to hospital) so routine examinations were made only as a precaution". Southgate was also quick to praise his defence for its work in securing a fourth clean sheet in a row against high-class Wembley opponents.

Just a few days after keeping World Cup champions Germany scoreless, England held Brazil to no goals in front of 84,595 fans.

Graeme Le Saux's brilliant volley from distance gave the hosts the lead but precocious teenager Ronaldo scored his first international goal to inspire Brazil to victory.

Already without a number of regulars, Southgate saw Ruben Loftus-Cheek forced off in the first half with an apparent back injury. "I would hope there's more of a connection, it felt like there was one there tonight between supporters and team".

The second half was slightly livelier, with Rashford bursting through early on before being crowded out before Brazil counter-attacked and Neymar poked a clever pass to Dani Alves who forced a smart save from Hart.

It will prove something of a baptism of fire for Gomez, who is set to line-up against the likes of Neymar and Gabriel Jesus at Wembley. England were later eliminated in a playoff by the Soviet Union, while Brazil went on to a first World Cup success, beating Sweden 5-2 in the final. Southgate urged his Young Lions to not be daunted when facing a star-studded attack - Gomez certainly rose to the occasion.

PSG are unsurprisingly unwilling to sell their world record signing, who has been tipped to be Cristiano Ronaldo's successor at Real.

"I thought the defensive backline were phenomenal", he said. Dier loses the ball in the middle of the park, and it's Fernandinho who storms down the pitch before unleashing a fierce low strike, but it clips the outside of the post.