MOTD- England 2-1 Brazil

It is full time here at Wembley and England have beaten Brazil for the first time in over twenty years.  The game started in favor of Brazil, but the flow of the game quickly changed in England’s favor.  But in the nineteenth minute Brazil surprisingly earned a penalty through a Jack Wilshere handball.  The penalty, taken by Ronaldinho, was a poor one, and Joe Hart blocked it, but the rebound fell to Ronaldinho, who forced a magnificent block out of Hart.  Brazil paid for not finishing that chance, as Jack Wilshere played it to Theo Walcott who was in on goal down the left.  Theo’s shot was straight at Brazil keeper Julio Cesar, but the rebound fell for Wayne Rooney, who curled it past three Brazil defenders into the back of the net.  The rest of the half went scoreless, but England was still in charge.  The second half started completely different, with Brazil in charge.  Brazil quickly capitalized on the situation, and when Gary Cahill lost the ball just outside the box, Fred pounced on it and struck a shot past Joe Hart into the top left corner.  Brazil couldn’t force anything more out of England, and the flow of the game changed back into England’s favor.  England quickly capitalized on their possession, and when a Theo Walcott cross got deflected to the outside of the box, Frank Lampard hit a beautiful volley past Cesar into the top right corner.  After that the game mellowed a bit, and neither side could score again.
Man of the Match: Jack Wilshere

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MOTD halftime- England 1-0 Brazil

This exciting friendly between two international powerhouses has so far been great to watch.  England started the game lackadaisical, and nearly paid for it when Brazil won a penalty in the nineteenth minute through a Jack Wilshre handball.  Ronaldinho’s shot was poor though, and was saved by Joe Hart.  The chance was not over for Brazil though, as the ball bobbled back out for Ronaldiho to tap in, but Hart produced a brilliant save to stop the shot.  Brazil paid for not finishing that chance, because soon after that England turned on and started attacking the Brazil goal.  England’s first big chance of the match came when Jack Wilshere played a ball to Danny Welbeck, who took the ball up the left, but his shot went wide.  England kept attacking the Brazil goal, and broke the deadlock when Wilshere found Theo Walcott open on the right, his shot was straight at Brazil keeper Julio Cesar but the ball rebounded for Wayne Rooney to curl into the open net past three Brazil defenders.  The rest of the game is sure to bee exciting, so look out for my post match review, right here on Football Every Day!

MOTD preview- England vs Brazil

This international friendly is set to be a good one, with Ashley Cole set to earn his 100th cap for England. The last time the two nations met, was in a friendly on November 19, 2009 where Brazil beat England 1-0 in Qatar. Brazil have dominated this fixture since 1990, when England last beat them. But that statistic doesn’t mean that the game will be a walk in the park though, and Brazil will have to work to win the game. The biggest news surrounding the game though, is that defender Ashley Cole will earn his 100th cap for England, after England manager Roy Hodgson announced that the Chelsea player would be starting. Cole is going to be seventh player to reach that mark for England, behind Peter Shilton, David Beckham, Bobby Moore, Bobby Charlton, Billy Wright, and Steven Gerrard. Anyhow, the game is sure to be a good one, so look out for my halftime and post match review, right here on Football Every Day!