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England vs Brazil LIVE: Latest scores and goal updates from Wembley

England vs Brazil LIVE: Latest scores and goal updates from Wembley including highlights from Ireland’s World Cup qualifier with Denmark

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22:15: Liverpool defender Joe Gomez: “We put in a good shift and we’re happy with that. It’s a great honour, I’ll keep trying to improve and hopefully more of these days will come.”

22:10: England goalkeeper Joe Hart: “I thought the defensive backline were phenomenal. Joe Gomez played against one of the best players in the world and was excellent. We have played two of the best teams in the world, we didn’t win, but we didn’t lose.

“This was a good trip for Joe Gomez, Dominic Solanke, Jordan Pickford – we want England to do well in the future and we always do our best.”

22:05: Liverpool’s Joe Gomez, who’s been officially voted Man of the Match, just wants to keep improving. Full quotes to come.

22:00: Joe Hart is the first to speak with ITV. He thinks Brazil are 100% the best team in the world right now, and is generally delighted with the results.

ENGLAND 0-0 BRAZIL

FT: Another goalless draw at Wembley. Gareth Southgate’s side keeps the World Cup momentum going after grinding out a result against Brazil.

91: Neymar steals the ball off the dithering Lingard, but drags his effort wide. Well wide. Miles wide.

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THREE MINUTES ADDED TIME

89: That was the moment! Ashley Young’s cross is glanced on by Tammy Abraham, but Solanke’s first touch is heavy and Alisson makes the save. Danny Rose replaces Jake Livermore.

88: Glenn Hoddle is asked to pick his MOTM, and guess who he’s picked? Yep, Joe Gomez. Great minds…

86: Save! Lovely play from Brazil results in Paulinho forcing a good save from Hart, who tips it wide for a corner. The former Spurs midfield then nods it over from the set-piece.

85: Give Joe Gomez the MOTM award now. He’s been class all evening and just anticipated a deadly through ball to stop team-mate Firmino in his tracks.

84: Young is straight into action and makes a critical block to deny Willian, who’d found some space at the back peg.

83: Is anyone else starting to think we’ll never see another goal in a televised fixture? I think the last goal came in the autumn of 2009.

Anyway, Ashley Young comes on to replace Ryan Bertrand at left wing-back.

81: Nice start from Solanke. The Liverpool forward draws the free-kick. Captain Eric Dier pulls rank but can’t find the target.

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79: Eric Dier gets caught in two minds but Fernandinho can’t capitalise as he drills a low effort wide of the post.

76: Time for some England changes. Jamie Vardy and Marcus Rashford come off with Dominic Solanke and Tammy Abraham. Time to shine, lads! Brazil also bring Roberto Firmino on for Gabriel Jesus.

73: England showing a few signs of life at Wembley now. Jamie Vardy breaks away but can’t pick out Jesse Lingard in space.

IRELAND 1-5 DENMARK – BENDTNER

90: Humiliation complete as Nicklas Bendtner scores from the penalty spot. FULL-TIME and Denmark are off to Russia. Ireland well and truly beaten.

70: Brazil make a couple of changes. Fernandinho and Willian replace Philippe Coutinho and Renato Augusto. Always good to see a familiar face…

68: He might no have anything to be excited about, but Gareth Southgate will take heart from the performances of Marcus Rashford and Joe Gomez, who’ve both looked very assured tonight.

65: Crisis averted for Pep. Gabriel Jesus up and about again. Gareth Southgate watches on from the sidelines with his hands in his pockets. Very little to get excited about this evening.

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63: Worrying scenes for Pep Guardiola as Gabriel Jesus goes down injured. It’s even worse news considering Sergio Aguero was rushed to hospital during a friendly with Nigeria earlier today.

60: Samba skills from Marcus Rashford, who flicks it past a few Brazilian lads before trying a bit too much. Dani Alves volleys one to the moon a few minutes after.

IRELAND 1-4 DENMARK – ERIKSEN (HAT-TRICK)

74: Ireland won’t be in Russia next summer, and it’s all Christian Eriksen’s fault! The incredible Spurs midfielder completes his hat-trick of absolute stunners to make it 4-1.

56: Harry Maguire jostles with Jesus to reach a Rashford free-kick but the Leicester man is penalised. Thoroughly uninspiring stuff happening here folks.

53: No change in the pattern of the game as Brazil continue to dominate possession. Coutinho reaches the byline but makes an uncharacteristic mistake by knocking it straight out of play. Bit rusty having missed three games for Liverpool.

50: Dani Alves vs Jake Livermore! The pair are having a shoving match for virtually no reason. The Brazilian gave it his best but I think the Baggies midfielder won that round.

48: Save! Joe Hart makes an improvised save with his legs after Philippe Coutinho powered through the England defence.

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ENGLAND 0-0 BRAZIL

45: We’re back underway folks. Gareth Southgate has resisted the urge to make any substitutions.

IRELAND 1-3 DENMARK – ERIKSEN

63: Game, set and match Denmark. Christian Eriksen grabs his second of the evening which means Ireland now need three goals in 30 minutes.

TWITTER ROUND-UP

Arturo: Considering that England has not at all fielded their best XI and Brazil pretty much has, it’s been a solid display by the English side. Wish Tite would drop Renato Augusto, he’s become useless. Drop Phil to the midfield, put Willian on the right.

Kris: Glenn Hoddle optimistically saying ‘wait until fatigue sets in’ as though it’s the Dog and Duck XI England are facing and not the Brazil national team.

Justin: England are looking solid defensively but there is a virtually none existent threat at the other end, midfield is being bypassed far too easily. Good thing seems to be Neymar left his shooting boots back in Paris.

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ENGLAND 0-0 BRAZIL

HT: Well that’s the break. It’s not been a memorable 45-minutes in all honesty. Brazil have been tidy in possession without ever really testing Joe Hart. Sterile possession I think they call it.

46: Casemiro travels down the left flank before teeing up Paulinho on the edge of the area, but instead of taking it down, he decided an ambitious header which floated over the bar.

TWO MINUTES ADDED TIME

42: The Three Lions have their first extended spell of possession, but noting other than a brief reprieve for the defence was achieved. We have to be much quicker. It’s all rather laboured.

39: We’ve got a chance! Jesse Lingard draws a free-kick in striking range. Marcus Rashford steps up… but referee blows his whistle as John Stones fouls inside the area. In the words of Liam Gallagher, as you were…

36: That’s a shame. Ruben Loftus-Cheek has been forced off with an injury. Roy Hodgson will be praying he’s fit to face Everton on Saturday. Jesse Lingard replaces him.

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33: International goals in England’s starting XI: 12. International goals in Brazil’s starting XI: 99

There’s clearly only one man who can help us with that statistic… Wayne Rooney!

30: I really hope we don’t get Brazil in our group at the World Cup. On this evidence, we’d get slaughtered. Nobody’s capable of retaining possession, finding a pass or even getting close to the ball!

28: John Stones looks to be moving a little gingerly after colliding with Manchester City colleague Gabriel Jesus. Fingers crossed his alright because I can’t afford to take him out of my Fantasy Football side!

25: What a ball from Neymar. I reckon someone should sign him… anyway, he’s threaded the ball with the outside of his foot to Jesus, who’s flagged for offside. Just outrageous vision.

23: You sense it’s a matter of WHEN and not IF at Wembley tonight folks. Brazil are dominating possession and pinning England in their own half. On a more positive note, the samba band are still playing and it’s excellent!

20: Both sides becoming a little more ambitious with Marcus Rashford and Jesus both having shots. Neither caused too many problems.

Someone who HAS caused a problem or two is Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who’s just taken it round three players with some fancy footwork. Get him on the plane!

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IRELAND 1-2 DENMARK – ERIKSEN

31: It’s been a nightmare few minutes for Ireland, who now need to score two unanswered goals. Eriksen thunders one in off the underside of the bar.

IRELAND 1-1 DENMARK – CHRISTIE OG

30: Sorry to spoil the mood but Denmark have equalised against Ireland. Christensen scuffs the ball against the post and Christie can’t stop his touch going in.

14: First chance of the night falls for Jesus, who heads Alves’ cross straight at Joe Hart.

12: The Three Lions have a very clear tactic. Absorb for long periods of time and then look to release Rashford or Vardy on the break. No joy from it thus far, but Brazil’s full-backs are so advanced it could work.

9: Brazil aren’t in any rush here. The visitors are knocking it around in midfield just waiting for the gaps to appear. No chink in England’s armour yet.

6: Dani Alves recovered from the knock, and was immediately forced into action as Jamie Vardy raced away down the flank. The right-back then strikes wide from distance.

Whirlwind six minutes for Mr Alves.

3: I’ve often thought that Jake Livermore and Neymar haven’t been used in the same sentence enough before. Well, they have now.

Anyway, there’s an early set-back for Brazil as Dani Alves stays down after a 50/50 with Jamie Vardy. He should be alright.

ENGLAND 0-0 BRAZIL

1: We’re underway folks! It might be the first time I’ve said this, but It actually looks fun inside Wembley tonight. Let’s play Brazil every international break.

TWITTER ROUND-UP

Josh: Big night for Joe Hart, has a bad game I feel Pickford or Butland take his spot, has a good game he keeps it..

Jonathan: I wish we’d play a strong line up, dishing out international caps like sweeties here, we all know and Southgate knows them players given cap will be nowhere near the World Cup.

Tammy: Judging by the two line ups, I can Only see a Brazil win. If you offer England  a draw now they will snatch off your hand. Hope they don’t get humiliated!

IRELAND 1-0 DENMARK – DUFFY

7: Now that’s how you start a second-leg World Cup qualifier! Shane Duffy has given Ireland the lead inside ten minutes with a powerful header.

ENGLAND vs BRAZIL

19:53: Quick reminder of how the sides line up tonight folks. Saves you scrolling down.

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

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

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

Subs: Cassio, Emerson, Sandro, Costa, Silva, Fernandinho, Giuliano, Willian, Diego, Firmino, Danilo, Taison, Souza.

SAMBA PARTY

19:50: The Brazilian Samba band, and dancers of course, are doing a lap of the Wembley track. Might be my favourite pre-match entertainment ever.

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England vs Brazil LIVE: Latest scores and goal updates from Wembley

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England vs Brazil LIVE: Latest scores and goal updates from Wembley

CAPTAIN DIER

19:48: I’d like to say that I said this would happen seven months ago. I have no evidence but you’ll have to trust me and praise me virtually…

Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier became the sixth different captain under Southgate when he led the side out against Germany and will retain the role for a second outing.

Many still expect Harry Kane to assume the mantle in time for the World Cup, but of the other men who have been given the honour three may not be automatic starters in Russia – Gary Cahill, Jordan Henderson and Joe Hart all have young pretenders to their thrones – and Wayne Rooney is retired.

HAVE YOUR SAY

19:45: If you want to vent your frustrations, or discuss any issues in the world of football (within reason), then get in touch!

You can either comment at the bottom of the page or contact me via Twitter using the hashtag #ExpressSport.

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JUNE 2002…

19:40: Shall we take a slow and rather painful walk down memory lane? Well, we’re doing it anyway.

Cast your mind back to June 2002.

Ronaldinho’s bizarre free-kick knocked Sven Goran Eriksson’s England out of the World Cup in a quarter-final tie in Japan as Brazil’s 10 men held on for a deserved victory.

Michael Owen pounced on a defensive error to give England a 23rd-minute lead before Ronaldinho set up Rivaldo for an equaliser from a tight angle on the stroke of half-time.

Ronaldinho’s looping free-kick then caught goalkeeper David Seaman off his line and sailed into the top corner early in the second period and although the Brazilian was harshly sent off with 34 minutes left, a strangely subdued England could not respond.

We all remember where we were when that happened.

GLOOMY NOVEMBER

19:37: Since the turn of the Millennium, England have lost more matches in the month of November than any other month, losing 43.5% of their matches (10 out of 23).

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JOE OR NO JOE?!

19:35: That’s the question Gareth Southgate will be asking himself over the next few months.

Joe Hart has been undisputed first choice for England for several years, but the ground is shifting fast beneath his feet. Kind of like that volcano in Blue Planet II the other night…

Anyway, Jack Butland has emerged as a serious contender for the gloves but his injury last week created a chance which Jordan Pickford emphatically took.

Hart starts against Brazil tonight but he now has precious little room for manoeuvre and must now restate his case rather than considering himself the man in possession. It is a three-way fight and Hart will be eager to show he can go the distance.

TEAM NEWS – BRAZIL

19:30: Brazil manager Tite, or Adenor Leonardo Bacchi his name in full, isn’t messing around with virtually his first-choice XI playing tonight.

It’s a 4-1-4-1 with Casemiro holding and Gabriel Jesus playing as the lone striker. The side just oozes class with Philippe Coutinho, Neymar and Casemiro just a few of the attacking threats.

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ENGLAND vs BRAZIL

19:25: And here’s the frightening Brazil side. Firmino, Willian and Paulinho on the bench? They’re just showing off now!

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

Subs: Cassio, Emerson, Sandro, Costa, Silva, Fernandinho, Giuliano, Willian, Diego, Firmino, Danilo, Taison, Souza.

TEAM NEWS – ENGLAND

19:20: Right, let’s see what Gareth Southgate’s done with this starting XI.

He’s made five changes from the side who drew 0-0 with Germany on Friday.

Wing-backs Kieran Trippier and Danny Rose have been replaced by Kyle Walker and Ryan Bertrand.

Elsewhere there’s a start for Manchester United star Marcus Rashford, who partners Jamie Vardy, with Tammy Abraham dropping to the bench.

Joe Gomez starts in the back three alongside Harry Maguire and John Stones in the absence of Phil Jones (injured). Joe Hart’s in for Jordan Pickford, but we already knew that.

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ENGLAND vs BRAZIL

19:15: Here’s how England line up tonight folks. Neymar, Coutinho, Willian, Jesus? No problem with this bunch…

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

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

CAN BRAZIL BE STOPPED?

19:10: Brazil have attacking options to bring out any defender in a cold sweat – from the world’s most expensive footballer, Neymar, to Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus and Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho.

How they are dealt with – or not – will say a lot about Southgate’s favoured three-man defence. It could easily become a five if the wing-backs drop deep, but that is no guarantee of security.

The side need to show organisational and positional understanding if the system is to inspire full confidence.

TWITTER ROUND-UP

George: If Brazil are really up for it tonight, I can only seeing us getting embarrassed… Neymar will tear us apart!

Ian: Hopefully another good performance from the players tonight to give Southgate selection problems and give the ‘injured’ players food for thought about pulling out/declining call ups. 2-0 to England.

Kelly: I don’t know why Southgate is playing Joe Hart instead of Jordan Pickford.

LATE ARRIVAL

19:00: Nope, that headline doesn’t refer to every Southern train ever scheduled…

I’m talking about the Brazil side, who haven’t actually arrived at Wembley yet. Even football superstars aren’t immune to London traffic.

HAVE YOUR SAY

18:55: If you want to vent your frustrations, or discuss any issues in the world of football (within reason), then get in touch!

You can either comment at the bottom of the page or contact me via Twitter using the hashtag #ExpressSport.

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MORE FIXTURES ANNOUNCED

18:50: Before we get started on tonight’s match, I thought you might like to know our opponents for the next international break.

Drum roll please… it’s the Netherlands and Italy!

Gareth Southgate’s team will travel to Amsterdam to face the Dutch side at the Johan Cruyff Arena on March 23 before hosting Italy at Wembley on March 27.

England announced the fixtures just hours after Italy’s failure to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958.

Timing lads, timing.

ENGLAND vs BRAZIL

18:45: Good evening folks, or boa noite as our visitors would say. I knew that Portuguese lesson would come in handy eventually…

Anyway, welcome to our LIVE coverage of England vs Brazil from Wembley Stadium.

It’s another high profile friendly for Gareth Southgate’s side, who impressed against Ze German’s (no language lesson required) on Friday night with an encouraging display that stood in sharp contrast to the loveless toil of their qualifying campaign.

But will England pick up where they left off against Germany?

That’s what we’re here to find out folks. Let’s get going!