England vs Brazil – The Big Match
Tonight will see an international clash of the titans during the midweek friendlies this week. England will be playing the mighty Brazil for the 3rd time since that faithful day during the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea. Line ups, managers and heroes change but the ambition and drive to succeed will forever remain. England vs Brazil is always a fixture to look forward to as a chance to see the perennially underachieving Three Lions facing up against arguably the classiest and most skilful side in history. Will things be any different this time round? We take a look at how this clash of the titans will fair.
One player worth mentioning in this epic clash is the Brazilian Legend Ronaldinho has been called up for this international friendly. It was his epic shot back in 2002 which lobbed David Seaman and knocked England out of the tournament. After a distinguished career in Europe, he now plays for Atletico Mineiro in Brazil and hasn’t played for the national team for some time now. Known for his killer shots Ronaldinho is always a threat even if he is now 32 years old. Another player to watch is wonderkid Neymar. The forward is a target for many British clubs with a value of £50,000,000 placed on his head by Brazilian club Santos. England will have to watch this young starlet as he has been compared to Lionel Mess due to his skill with the ball. If Brazil are playing at their A game this England vs Brazil friendly could be a massacre.
England won’t want to be a push over and have brought a number of big name players into the squad to make sure things go to plan. Captain Steven Gerrard has been in good form for Liverpool this season providing his team with some much needed solidity after a shocking start to the season. Gerrard is an inspirational leader who gives his all on the pitch. Hopefully he will provide the leadership for an England vs Brazil match to remember. Along with the faithful captain, left back Ashley Cole will get his 100th England Cap at the match tonight elevating him into an elite band of players. What this does mean is that Everton’s Leighton Baines will not be able to start even though he has been performing amazingly this season.
I can’t wait for this epic England vs Brazil match. Either team has the ability to dominate this game but it’s a question of who is going to put in the shift to win the match.
My prediction: 2-2 Draw