How England Lined Up When They Last Beat Brazil In 2013
After securing their spot in Russia for the World Cup next year, Gareth Southgate's England side will face Brazil at Wembley Stadium tonight as they look to build on their draw against Germany.
It will be a huge opportunity for the England youngsters to impress ahead of next year's tournament and it looks like Southgate will use the likes of Dominic Solanke, Lewis Cook and Angus Gunn this evening.
Southgate on Solanke, Gunn & Cook: "Those guys have fitted in off the field, which helps them to fit in on the field. They're good players. We have to see how the game progresses but I won't have any hesitation putting them on the pitch" :flag_black:- Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) November 13, 2017
It comes just days after Tammy Abraham and Ruben Loftus-Cheek impressed against the Germans, a sign that Southgate wants to promote youngsters.
"Those (three) guys have fitted in off the field which helps them to fit in on the field," said Southgate via BBC Sport.
"They are good players so in training they look fine."
Southgate on Wilshere: "I don't know how you get in an England squad without getting in the Arsenal team"- Trevor McKinlay (@TrevorMcKinlay) November 13, 2017
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In years gone by, England have struggled against the incredibly talented Brazilians but in 2013, they secured their first win in 23 years over 'Little Canar' as part of the Football Association's 150th anniversary celebrations.
Again, England put their faith in a number of youngsters, including 21-year-old Jack Wilshere who gave a stellar performance in a 2-1 win.
Goals from Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard sealed the tie, but Wilshere gave England fans reason to be excited for the European Championships.
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Here's how both teams lined up:
Hart, Johnson, Cahill, Smalling, Cole, Cleverley, Gerrard, Wilshere, Walcott, Rooney, Welbeck
Subs: Walker, Butland, Baines, Jagielka, Lescott, Milner, Lampard, Osman, Lennon, Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Julio Cesar, Dani Alves, Luiz, Dante, Adriano, Paulinho, Ramires, Ronaldinho, Neymar, Luis Fabiano, Oscar.
Subs: Diego Alves, Filipe Luis, Leandro Castan, Miranda, Arouca, Jean, Lucas Moura, Fred, Hulk.
Are our current crop of players better than the 2013 England squad?
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