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  • Nilmar (47)
  • Date:2009-11-14
  • Kick-off:17:00
  • Venue:Khalifa International Stadium, Qatar
  • Attendance:50000
  • Referee:Abdou, A

Live Commentary

90mins

Full-Time: BRAZIL 1-0 ENGLAND.

90mins

Lucio heads away as Crouch closes in on a Defoe cross from the right.

90mins

England win a corner thanks to the efforts of Defoe and Crouch.

90mins

Four minutes of added time to be played.

90mins

Dani Alves fires a shot way, way over the top from distance.

89mins

Into the final minute of normal time.

87mins

Milner trots off and is replaced by Aston Villa colleague Ashley Young.

86mins

Dani Alves' long-range drive bounces just in front of Foster and he does well to gather the ball in safely.

86mins

Brazil keep hold of the ball and make England do the chasing.

84mins

A little over five minutes left for England to try and find an equaliser.

82mins

England bring on Peter Crouch and debutant Tom Huddlestone for Barry and Wright-Phillips.

81mins

Brazil make a double change, with Kaka and Nilmar replaced by Julio Baptista and Carlos Eduardo.

80mins

The second half has certainly been more exciting than the first.

78mins

Rooney sees a low drive gathered by Julio Cesar at the other end.

78mins

Brazil go even closer as skipper Lucio powers forward from the back and his 25-yard left-footer cannons back off the post with Foster well beaten.

77mins

An England corner is cleared and Brazil launch a superb counter which ends with Maicon's cross to the far post finding Nilmar, whose header is superbly blocked by Brown.

75mins

Wright-Phillips beats a couple of defenders and wins a throw-in on the right.

74mins

Kaka shoots from distance, it's deflected and falls straight into the arms of the waiting Foster.

72mins

Defoe is looking busy up front for England, he'll want better service than Bent got while he was on the pitch.

69mins

England are close to an equaliser, Wright-Phillips' deep cross is volleyed narrowly over the crossbar by Milner, with Julio Cesar rooted to the spot.

69mins

Milner's cross from the left is far too close to Julio Cesar.

68mins

Midway through the second half and Brazil appear to have the game well under control.

67mins

Givanildo Vieira Hulk will take the place of the stricken Luis Fabiano.

66mins

The Brazil striker is down after a clash of heads in the England area.

65mins

Maicon floats in a cross from the right and Lescott and Upson do well to crowd out Luis Fabiano.

65mins

Dani Alves takes over from Elano for Brazil.

63mins

Rooney looks a little frustrated after being fouled, but there's only one goal in it.

60mins

England win a corner, Julio Cesar punches Milner's delivery clear of danger.

60mins

An hour played and Brazil are well on top now.

59mins

It's all Brazil now, there's no-one better at keeping the ball. Elano slices a shot wide of the far post as England try to regroup.

57mins

England have been under the cosh since the re-start, maybe that will be the break they need.

56mins

Luis Fabiano skies the spot-kick high over the crossbar, what an escape for England.

56mins

Foster escapes with a yellow card.

55mins

PENALTY to Brazil as Brown's weak attempted backpass leads to Foster bringing down Nilmar.

55mins

Bent makes way for Defoe.

54mins

Elano flights in a cross from the right and Foster fists it away from his near post.

54mins

Jermain Defoe will be entering the fray in a minute or two.

52mins

England have responded well since the goal, Capello has clearly instilled some belief in his players.

50mins

Wright-Phillips has a shot blocked from the edge of the area.

48mins

A hammer blow for England that, they were caught cold by another swift attack.

47mins

BRAZIL 1-0 ENGLAND, Elano curls in a delightful ball from the right and NILMAR gets ahead of Brown to direct a fine header beyond the reach of Foster.

46mins

Brazil start the second half.

45mins

Half-Time: BRAZIL 0-0 ENGLAND.

45mins

An Elano free-kick is hooked clear by Brown.

45mins

Two minutes of added time to be played.

43mins

The pace of the game has dropped slightly in the last few minutes, no great surprise really.

40mins

The temperature is soaring in Doha, substitutions will be crucial going into the second half.

38mins

Wes Brown heads away for a corner following good work on the right by Luis Fabiano.

37mins

Milner drifts inside off the right and his left-foot shot is yards over the top from the edge of the area.

36mins

Rooney is body-checked just outside the area, England eventually gain a corner.

35mins

Skipper Rooney shoots from all of 35 yards, it's way over the top Julio Cesar's goal.

35mins

Ten minutes to go to half-time and surely a first goal can't be too far away.

33mins

Nilmar has a chance to get in a shot, but he turns inside and is crowded out by the England defence.

32mins

Foster is called into action again as Kaka curls in a shot from the right edge of the penalty area, Brazil are so quick on the counter.

30mins

Nilmar races clear down the left, but his cross is too close to Foster.

30mins

Felipe Melo tries his luck from 20 yards, but his effort is straight at the waiting Foster.

29mins

Luis Fabiano finds space and Wayne Bridge is forced to concede a corner.

28mins

Play gets underway after a short stoppage.

26mins

Maicon is down after a late challenge on James Milner.

25mins

Barry finds space down the right and his cross into the centre is just too high for Bent to direct a header on target.

24mins

A Wright-Phillips cross from the right causes problems and Thiago Silva has to clear.

23mins

Midway through the first half and Michel Bastos rifles a 25-yard left-footer narrowly wide of the far post with Foster struggling to cover.

21mins

Kaka is close to breaking through the England defence, but Matthew Upson makes a superb interception.

20mins

Brazil knock the ball around with some ease, don't they always.

18mins

Foster scuffs a clearance from a back-pass and stumbles. The ball goes straight to Kaka, but he is unable to find his footing either and England are let off.

16mins

Brazil are bossing this unfamiliar England side at the moment. Rooney and Darren Bent are being starved of the ball.

14mins

Immediately, Brazil break through Kaka. He slides a ball into Luis Fabiano but Wayne Bridge gets a foot across well to deny him a shooting opportunity.

13mins

Rooney collects the ball and skips around a defender like he isn't there. He attempts to play Wright-Phillips through the channel, but the pass is cut out.

11mins

Joleon Lescott brings Luis Fabiano down in the area but also wins the ball in a well-timed tackle. The forward stays down, but a penalty is out of the question.

10mins

Ex-Manchester City playmaker Elano races clear of the England defence down the left but is wasteful with his cross.

9mins

Already in this friendly, Brazil are showing their attacking intent. The ball is being spread from right-to-left but England are coping at present.

6mins

With Kaka engineering in a forward-thinking midfield role, the five-time world champions show their class by knocking the ball around. Wes Brown eventually gets a foot in.

4mins

At the other end Brazil win a corner. The delivery is good and Luis Fabiano makes some contact with the ball but it lands harmlessly into the grasp of Ben Foster.

3mins

Early chance for England and it is Wright-Phillips who fizzes a ball across the area which beats everyone. A follow-up from distance from Gareth Barry is blocked.

2mins

England are enjoying some early possession with Shaun Wright-Phillips seeing plenty of the ball.

1mins

England stand-in skipper Rooney gets play underway.

0mins

Kaka leads the Brazilian attack alongside Luis Fabiano.

0mins

England have lost a host of players to injuries, with the absentees leaving Wayne Rooney to captain Fabio Capello's side.

0mins

Brazil and England meet in a friendly international, but on this occasion the Khalifa International Stadium in Dhoa, Qatar is the venue.


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Match Report

A headed goal from Nilmar early in the second half was enough for Brazil to secure a 1-0 win over England in the Khalifa International Stadium in Qatar.

The South Americans also missed a penalty as they deservedly ran out winners in the heat of Doha.

The England side was decimated by a number of high-profile injury absentees, including Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and Ashley Cole, while skipper John Terry was ruled out shortly before kick-off due to an ankle injury.

That left Matthew Upson to partner Joleon Lescott in central defence, while Manchester United's Wayne Rooney took the armband to lead his country out for the first time and Darren Bent was handed a rare start in attack.

A bright opening to the game saw England look to Shaun Wright-Phillips on the right to cause trouble, but the Brazilian defence dealt capably with a number of crosses from the Manchester City man.

Midway through the first half Brazil left-back Michel Bastos powered forward and rifled a 25-yard left-footer narrowly wide of the far post with Ben Foster struggling to cover.

Foster was then called into action by efforts from the edge of the area from Felipe Melo and Kaka, before Rooney and James Milner lifted shots over the top at the other end of the pitch.

The pace of the game dropped in the heat and half-time arrived with neither side having been able to break the deadlock.

The second half got off to an explosive start as two minutes in Elano curled in a delightful ball from the right and Nilmar got ahead of Wes Brown to direct a fine header beyond the reach of Foster from 15 yards out.

Just under ten minutes later Brazil should have doubled their lead, after Brown's weak clearance played in Nilmar, who was sent crashing to the turf by the advancing Foster.

However, Luis Fabiano blazed the spot-kick high over the crossbar to hand England a let-off and they went close to an equaliser with just over 20 minutes to play.

Wright-Phillips' deep cross from the right was volleyed narrowly over the crossbar by James Milner, with Julio Cesar rooted to the spot.

A quick Brazilian counter soon after almost led to a second goal, but Nilmar's header from a superb Maicon cross was blocked by Brown, who atoned for his earlier errors.

A minute later skipper Lucio powered forward from the back and his 25-yard left-footer cannoned back off the post with Foster well beaten.

In the closing stages England huffed and puffed, but were unable to forge any clear chances to grab an equaliser.

Brazil

England

Corners

64

Fouls

1010

Goal attempts

1015

Shots off target

67

Offsides

21

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