FT: England 2 Brazil 1

Full Time. England beat Brazil 2-1. An entertaining game that could have gone either way but the hosts just about deserve that for their lively display. Rooney put England ahead after Ronaldinho saw his penalty saved by Hart. Then Fred found a second-half equaliser after Cahill's error but Lampard came off the bench to win it for the Three Lions. Enjoyable fare.

90+2
Rooney looks to have won a corner from nothing but the assistant gives it the other way. The England forward is battling to the end.

90+1
Oscar with another shot and again it's wide. The Chelsea man has done as much as anyone to try and haul his side level but it looks to be in vain.

90
There will be three minutes of added time.

87
Alves and Dante combine to get Brazil in trouble. England have plenty up and Milner is bought time by Baines' overlap but the City midfielder can only curl his cross into the arms of Cesar.

86
Milner takes the corner short and sees his eventual cross blocked.

86
Long ball from Hart and Milner wins the corner.

85
England working hard to see out this victory.

83
Sudden injection of pace from Moura almost finds Fred in space but the striker just slips on the ball and is falling as he skews the shot wide.

82
Pace of the game just starting to wane now. Johnson tries to thread a pass through to Lennon but it is far too strong.

80
Neymar with the purposeful run but when Fred tries the clever flick over the defence, Oscar is just offside.

79
Miranda on for Luiz. Cesar takes the captaincy for Brazil.

77
Lampard tries to set Lennon away down the right but Dante is there on the cover to shepherd the ball out for a goal-kick.

76
Lennon on for Walcott.

75
Oscar with an ambitious shot from distance that balloons over the bar.

73
Nice combination from Milner and Rooney after good work by Baines but the final ball comes to nothing.

72
England clear. Defending a little better now.

72
Alves wins a corner off Milner.

70
Walcott just runs out of space this time and has to check before laying the ball back to Rooney. His left-footed cross from the right is just over the head of Milner at the back post.

70
Luis on for Adriano.

69
Quality cross into the box by Baines but Walcott cannot get there. Chances at both ends right now.

69
Arouca finds Neymar and the forward chests the ball back to his team-mate before attempting a ludicrous overhead kick from outside the box. Wild.

68
Oscar gets behind Cahill as he chases a long pass but cannot quite take the ball down.

67
Neymar shoots from distance but it is straight at Hart.

66
Brazil looking for this equaliser but you sense Walcott really has the beating of Adriano on the break.

64
Neymar does well to stand up Johnson before cutting the ball back to Jean but the substitute misses the target.

62
Jean for Paulinho.

62
Milner on for Welbeck.

61
Adriano with a chance at the other end but he blasts the ball over.

Walcott with another good run down the flank but his cross is cut out. But then Arouca gives the ball away, allowing Rooney to nick the ball to Lampard on the edge of the box. The midfielder has very little time or space but manages to shovel a shot in off the post. Superb from the substitute.

60
Goal! Frank Lampard puts England back ahead!

59
Wonderful from Walcott as he skins Adriano before putting a low cross into the box. Cesar pushes away and when Rooney lays the ball back to Gerrard, the England captain can only fire over.

57
Alves with a nutmeg on Rooney and quick pass to Oscar but his pass cannot find Neymar as Hart is off his line to claim.

56
Baines wins a corner and Cahill almost makes amends from Gerrard's cross but Cesar tips the ball over.

55
Wilshere with a run but his last touch is too strong, allowing Brazil to break. Neymar nearly finds Oscar but Cahill comes up with a last-ditch tackle on his Chelsea team-mate.

53
Encouraging passing as England play their way out of trouble but Smalling then attempts the long ball and it runs out of play.

52
Better from Johnson as he heads back to Hart. England need to regain their composure.

51
Now Lampard loses the ball in his own half. Confidence sapping.

49
Chance! Fred hits the woodwork now after more woeful defending from England. Smalling, Hart and Cahill combine to allow Fred a shot but the ball just clips the crossbar. What an impact from the substitute but it is horrible from England.

Poor stuff from Cahill. He tries to bring the ball out of the defence but loses out and Fred punishes him with a neat finish.

48
Goal! Fred equalises!

46
Good play from England on the edge of the Brazil area and Gerrard finds space to shoot. The ball bounces just before Cesar and he can only parry but Wilshere cannot stab home the rebound.

46
England kick-off and the second half is underway.

46
Lucas Moura on for Ronaldinho.

46
Arouca on for Ramires.

46
Fred for Fabiano.

46
Baines on for Cole.

46
Lampard on for Cleverley.

Plenty of good stuff from England there even though they have looked vulnerable at the back. Walcott and Welbeck look real threats with their athleticism, while Wilshere and Rooney are bringing the quality.

Half Time. That's the end of the first half and it's a good one for England. Hart saving a penalty from Ronaldinho before Rooney opened the scoring.

45
One minute of added time.

45
Ronaldinho with the dinked ball over the top but he has picked the wrong option and it runs out of play.

44
Impressive tracking by Welbeck wins the ball and he then sets Walcott away down the right. The Arsenal man attempts the shot from a narrow angle but Cesar saves.

43
Cahill guilty of overplaying now and he lofts a pass to Johnson out of play.

42
Really good passing from the back by England with Wilshere again providing the impetus. He is tackled after running away from two but the loose ball comes to Rooney who fizzes a long-range shot just wide.

40
But then Oscar does get a cross through Cole's legs and Johnson is eventually forced to head away from near the line. Pressure building.

39
Cole does well to push Oscar inside and Cahill heads away the cross.

37
And then there is a golden opportunity for Neymar! Oscar with a wonderful ball from the right and he just has to slide in to equalise but gets it horribly wrong, spooning the effort over the bar.

37
Neymar and Ronaldinho quiet at the moment. That'll encourage Hodgson as we approach the interval.

36
More patient build-up from England but Rooney cannot quite get the ball down in time inside the Brazil box and the away team clear.

34
Brazil lose the ball in the centre circle and Cleverley puts Walcott away down the right. He is one-on-one with Dante but runs into trouble by cutting inside and the chance is gone.

32
Clever ball from Gerrard nearly finds Johnson but the full-back cannot find his way through in the area.

30
Brazil enjoying some possession now. They know they are in a game at the moment. Oscar tries to find Fabiano but the latter's shot is blocked and the visitors must build again.

28
Walcott struggling with a knock picked up in the incident for the goal.

28
England looking good now. Wilshere with another driving run finds Walcott but he cannot get the reverse pass to Rooney right.

Quality pass from Wilshere puts Walcott through in the right channel but Cesar stops his shot with his feet. The ball comes out only as far as Rooney though and the No.10 does well to fire low and hard past the stranded goalkeeper.

26
Goal! Wayne Rooney with the opener!

26
Gerrard with an inswinging corner but Cesar claims. Then when the ball comes to Johnson he volleys left-footed over the bar.

25
More good work from Wilshere wins a corner.

24
Ronaldinho with a misplaced pass. Not a great night for him so far.

23
Cole shoots wide. The wait for that first England goal goes on.

22
England buoyed by that and Welbeck has a chance to put them in front. Wilshere feeds the ball to the forward in the left channel but the Man Utd man was perhaps guilty of going with his wrong foot and spoons a right-footed effort over the bar.

Hart guessed right to save Ronaldinho's tame effort and was then brave enough to pounce at the feet of the Brazilian. There was a chance for Neymar with the follow-up but he put the ball wide under pressure from Cleverley.

19
Saved! Ronaldinho sees his effort saved by Hart!

18
Penalty for handball against Wilshere!

17
Welbeck battles for the ball on the left and then Gerrard's threaded pass for Cleverley is just too strong.

16
Walcott fails to control a Gerrard pass and Adriano nips in but there is Wilshere to prevent the break.

14
Better possession from England results in Cleverley swinging in a cross that Cesar punches away for a throw.

13
Brazil looking dangerous now as Neymar has the chance to run at Cahill again. England defend well and then Smalling is able to clear the next attack. Warning signs for the home side.

12
Good break from Brazil. Adriano finds Neymar and he has the England defence backtracking. He squares the ball to Oscar and the Chelsea man fires just over the bar.

10
Chance! Rooney with the header from the corner but Cesar saves brilliantly. Rooney was ruled to have fouled his man so it would not have counted.

10
Quality angled ball from Gerrard to Walcott but Adriano cuts the pass out, conceding a corner.

9
More good play from Wilshere but Welbeck cannot beat his man. Oscar then attempts a fast break with a through-ball to Fabiano but Smalling does well to cover.

7
Neymar almost in again after a nice ball over the top from Oscar but the young forward cannot control the pass. Decent chance there - one good touch and Cahill was beaten.

6
Johnson clears the subsequent corner.

5
Superb couple of one-twos from Neymar finds space on the right and it requires a good sliding tackle from Cahill to stop the Brazilian.

4
Gerrard with the outswinger but Brazil are able to clear.

4
Walcott wins a corner for England. Good start for the home side.

3
But the cross is overhit and the chance is gone.

2
Positive run from Wilshere and he is fouled by Dante but the referee plays on and Cleverley almost finds Rooney with the cross. Corner to England.

1
Early possession for Brazil at the back but the first trick comes from Hart as he jinks past Ronaldinho near his own goal-line. Unexpected.

1
Brazil kick-off and we are underway.

Thanks for all your feedback. Sorry I couldn't post them all. We are about to get underway here.

And one for the pessimists. Jedd says: "All the hype about tonight's game means one thing, a boring 0-0 or a good thrashing."

Players on the field and the anthems are playing at Wembley.

Adam: "I don't see what Welbeck has done to warrant a start. Give me another midfielder with Rooney just behind Walcott up front, please."

Olly: "An incredible game coming up ending 3-1 to England with Rooney, Welbeck, Gerrard and Neymar scoring. This will be a game to remember."

Matty: "Gonna go 3-1 Brazil.. Neymar (2), Ronaldinho (1) and Walcott for England."

With Jermain Defoe sidelined, we've enhanced Theo Walcott to 9/1 to open the scoring, with veteran Brazilian playmaker Ronaldinho 12/1 to bag first for the visitors. Santos starlet Neymar is also amongst our enhanced specials and is 40/1 to fire the opening goal in a 2-0 win for Felipe Scolari's charges.

Rod: "3-2 to England. Gerrard, Rooney & Cole (pen). Hulk two for Brazil."

Jas is even predicting the minute of the goal. I like that detail. "England 0-1 Brazil with a typical late goal let in from England! Neymar (88)"

Jack: "England being the underdogs will be looking to impress tonight, maybe they could even get the winner in the last minute!"

Someone is expecting a decent game. Jacob says: "Looking forward to this one, going to go for England 5-2 Brazil (Gerrard, Rooney, Downing, A. Cole, Walcott and Neymar, David Luiz)."

Adam: "3-1 Brazil, Neymar to score first!"

Certainly feels like there might be a bit of an edge to this one. England need to test themselves against the best and Brazil cannot afford to waste big occasions like this. They have the Confederations Cup in the summer but friendlies will take on added importance given they have no qualification games ahead of the 2014 World Cup.

Jake: "England 2-2 Brazil."

Rhys: "2-1 England, Gerrard, Welbeck and Neymar to score."

Plenty of exciting battles all over the field. Interesting to see how the England defence deals with the threat of Neymar. Will Ronaldinho find space or can Wilshere and Gerrard dominate in the middle?

Zach says: "England 2-1 win - Neymar to score first, then Walcott and Gerrard to respond!"

Sammy: "I think Neymar and co will have too much attacking power for the England defence, 2-0 to Brazil."

Curtis says: "4-2 Brazil. Neymar (2), Hulk (1), Oscar (1) and Rooney (2)!"

Samuel on Twitter says: "England 3-1 Brazil. Walcott, Welbeck and Rooney."

England have also scored at least one goal in all but one of their 31 internationals at the new Wembley, with Montenegro the only side to prevent them from scoring back in October 2010.

England have a good record at Wembley though. They have only lost two of their last 22 internationals in all competitions and have only been defeated once in 12 under Roy Hodgson.

Brazil are under pressure to deliver ahead of their home World Cup next year and although some have questioned their status as tournament favourites, the Selecao have won 15 of their last 18 games.

England have their own blend of youth experience with Jack Wilshere making his long-awaited first start since 2011 alongside the Three Lions captain Steven Gerrard.

At the opposite end of his career, Ronaldinho gets another chance under Luiz Felipe Scolari. The former Ballon d'Or winner won the World Cup under 'Big Phil' in 2002.

Plenty of eyes will be on Neymar, the highly-rated Santos star. The 21-year-old has scored eight goals in his last six games for Brazil.

Any thoughts or predictions ahead of this one? Let me know by email at adam.bate@bskyb.com or on Twitter @GhostGoal.

The last win? A 1-0 victory against Brazil back in March 1990 for Sir Bobby Robson's side courtesy of a Gary Lineker goal.

The Three Lions are also without a win in eight against Brazil (D4 L4), their longest current run without a victory against any side.

England have won just three of their 23 previous internationals against Brazil, drawing nine and losing 11. That 13% win percentage is their worst against any nation they have faced more than twice in international matches.

This match forms part of the FA's 150th anniversary celebrations and, as the odds suggest, they've picked tough opponents for the evening.

England: Hart; Johnson, Smalling, Cahill, Cole; Cleverley, Wilshere, Gerrard; Walcott, Welbeck, Rooney.

Brazil: Cesar; Alves, Luiz, Dante, Adriano; Paulinho, Ramires; Neymar, Oscar, Ronaldinho; Fabiano.

Our friends at Sky Bet have the odds for this one and rate Brazil the 13/10 favourites with England out at 21/10. The draw is available at 23/10.

The rest of the team news will be up shortly.

It's a big night for Ashley Cole, of course, as he becomes the seventh player to win 100 caps for England.

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