Live: Brazil 2 England 2

And that's it! Brazil 2 England 2 is how it finishes. Highly entertaining game especially in the second half. England players can go on holiday while Brazil can focus on the Confederations Cup.

Scolari still shouting instructions to his team. England have a free-kick with Hart and it's a Brazil throw.

Cole swings a lovely ball in but Rodwell can't get on the end of it.

Rooney wins England a throw deep in the Brazil half. Can they pinch it? 3 minutes to be added on.

Alves delivers but Carrick clears. Thiago Silva makes a crunching challenge on Milner and it's a throw for England.

Neymar, who has been quiet this half is forced away from goal by Cahill but Jagielka gives away a free-kick. Luiz heads forward.

Bernard seeing plenty of the ball already. Moura can't control this time and England win a throw.

Paulinho off Bernard on for Brazil. Walcott replaced by Rodwell for England.

GOAL BRAZIL! Paulinho volleys home after a cross by Moura. Lovely finish.

Superb strike by Rooney but Brazil backed off.

Fred replaced by Damiao.

GOAL ENGLAND! Wow, what a strike by Rooney. He curls past Cesar and into the top corner.

Hernanes finds a little space for the cross but Jagielka stands heads away.

Jones was shown a yellow card too.

Lovely move by England. Lampard to Rooney who held up well but Thiago Silva does excellently to block Milner's strike.

Corner for Brazil. A moment of panic in the England defence but Hart saves in the end.

Fernando is a more defensive option to Hulk. Will be interesting to see what Brazil do now.

Hulk makes way for fernando

England have played better this half but Brazil still look the more likely to score at the moment.

Moura again has a go from distance but he slices it well wide.

Moura attacks straight away down the right but Hart claims eventually.

GOAL ENGLAND! Oxlade-Chamberlain hammers the ball past Cesar from 20 yards.

Brazil keep attacking as you know they always will but they can't find a final ball and the danger is cleared.

Big chance from the corner as Rooney, unmarked, heads wide.

Milner then has a go from the edge of the box and it goes wide for a corner.

Brazil sitting deeper now with England trying to find an opening. Rooney wins a free-kick.

Carrick is hacked down by Hulk and receives a yellow card.

Oxlade-Chamberlain on Johnson off.

England need to dig deep now but Johnson gives the ball away. Paulinho gets Brazil moving forward again.

GOAL BRAZIL! Fred taps home after Hernanes's initial shot comes back off the bar. Deserved lead.

The crowd do not like that substitution.

Moura on for Oscar.

Cole loses out to Hulk and he feeds Fred but he's closed down on the edge of the box.

England enjoying their best spell of the match. Rooney coming deep to collect the ball more now. Jones gives away a free-kick.

England break well. Walcott got to the edge of the area but went backwards and Brazil had time to regroup.

Better defending by England. Keeping Brazil out of their 18 yard box. Jagielka intercepts this time.

England corner. Taken by Lampard but Cesar is fouled.

No shots on the England goal so far this half. Jones and Lampard trying to play a bit of keep ball. Cole is then fouled and England win a free-kick.

Marcelo tries his luck but England move forward with Johnson and Lampard.

England have us up and running....

Hernanes and Marcelo coming on for Brazil. Luis and Gustavo off.

All square at the break but Roy Hodgson will want a lot more from his side in the second half.

1 minute of added time being played.

Not long until the break and England will certainly be the happier of the sides, especially if it remains 0-0. Brazil well on top.

Luiz with a 60 yard ball but it's slightly too long for Oscar. At the other end Lampard has a go but Cesar's angles are excellent.

Oscar again, this time with a ball from the right. He gets plenty of height on it but Fred heads over.

Walcott with a great chance following a good passing move. The angle was slightly wide but Cesar saves.

Alves is human too! He launches one high and very wide.

Carrick wins a free-kick and the crowd whistle as England try to gather themselves.

Rooney chasing lost causes at the moment. Sea of yellow charges forward again.

Lampard brings down Chelsea team mate but no penalty. Then Oscar teases a ball across the 6 yard box and Hulk can't convert.

Jones asking for the England players to get out and they do. Rooney with a slight opening but his shot is blocked by Luiz. Better from England.

Lining up for shots at goal now. Oscar sets Hulk up but he shoots over.

Cahill gives the ball away and Neymar has another go but it's easy for Hart.

Baines off Cole on.

Oscar the pick of the Brazil players. Hart saves well low down from 18 yards.

Thiago Silva looks for Luis but it runs out of play. Baines might have a knock. Will keep an eye on him.

Lampard clears the corner but Alves tests Hart from 30 yards.

Carrick loses the ball in midfield and Neymar plays Hulk in but Hart is equal to it - twice. Brazil corner.

Rooney wins England a corner. Lampard takes but Fred is at the other end defending well.

Oscar finds space in the area and plays it across goal. Fred looked like he had a tap in and Johnson somehow clears.

England come forward again through Baines and then Milner and Cahill tries to start another attack.

Another bit of magic from Neymar who loses Carrick and curls a shot inches wide. Brazil getting closer.

Brazil give the ball away this time and one or two players get a moment to rest.

Pressure still on. Oscar wins a corner. Neymar will take it, Gustavo flick it on but Hart's handling is solid again.

Big chance for Neymar. He springs the offside trap but Hart saves the day.

Rooney and Walcott not quite on the same wavelength yet. A couple of times they have got in good positions but haven't found one another.

Neymar still popping up in different positions but not hurting England thus far. Alves tries his luck from 30 yards but it's well wide.

Walcott has a go at the Brazil back four but he asks far too much of Jones and the home side clear.

Baines certainly trying to get forward down the left but the ball ends up with Hart again and he puts it out for a throw.

Luiz strides over halfway but he runs it out of play...

Carrick and Jones keeping the ball quite well for England. It will be important for them to maintain possession.

Neymar swings one in but it's not the best and England get a goal kick.

Cahill defends well this time but the ball keeps coming back at England. Luis trying to get involved and it's another free-kick this time for a foul by Milner on Alves.

Neymar's free-kick is straight at Hart.

Paulinho breaks and feeds the ball to Alves. Jagielka does well and blocks. Carrick then gives away a free-kick on the edge of the area. Dangerous moments for England.

Wonderful play from right-back Alves who brings the ball out of the air with his right foot and shoot with his left. Blocked. That got the crowd on their feet.

Neymar has a go from range but it sails over the bar. Great start to the game.

Hulk finds time on the left and Carrick blocks Oscar's shot. Decent opening. England survive though.

Cesar kicks it out and England attack through Lampard. Thiago Silva defends well and Cesar has the ball again.

Neymar appears to be playing up front. Oscar has a go but it's well blocked. England throw.

Brazil pressing well though and Joe Hart kicks the ball in to touch.

Milner wins England a throw straight away. The pitch looks immaculate.

Here we go then.... It's Brazil who will get us started.

The teams are just going through the pre-match handshake before taking their positions on the field. Really looking forward to this one and I can tell the fans in the stadium are too. We will be in for a real treat next year at the World Cup if this is what the atmosphere is going to be like.

Brazil in their famous yellow shirts while England wear red. The national anthems are about to start.

Here they come.......

Both teams are in the tunnel waiting to come out. It's a fantastic atmosphere are both sets of fans are in celebratory mood.

Andrew has been in touch too. He says: "I'm going 5-1 Brazil, Neymar hatrick. Rooney to score for England."

Some of you might remember John Barnes' goal for England in the Maracana. Can that effort be matched this evening? We are just 15 minutes away from kick-off.

Plenty of people backing Brazil this evening. What do you think? England won 2-1 at Wembley in February don't forget!

Michael has been in touch on Twitter. He says: "England 2-1 win Neymar gonna flop with Jones marking him. England tight defence."

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Brazil starting XI v England: Julio Cesar, Dani Alves, David Luiz, Luis Filipe, Gustavo Luiz, Thiago Silva, Paulinho, Oscar, Neymar, Hulk, Fred.

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Nat has been in touch via Twitter. She says: "Looks as though Hodgson is looking to contain and hit on the break via Walcott. Starting XI certainly won't be on front foot."

Still waiting for the Brazil side...

A few questioning where Phil Jones might start the game. I would expect him to start in front of the back 4 on his own or alongside Michael Carrick.

England subs: Cole, Foster, Lescott, Rodwell, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Defoe, McCarthy.

CONFIRMED: England starting XI v Brazil: Hart; Johnson, Cahill, Jagielka, Baines; Walcott, Jones, Carrick, Lampard, Milner; Rooney.

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Interesting starting XI, with Phil Jones, it would appear, starting in midfield. Will he start out wide or play centrally?

According to Sky sources. England starting XI v Brazil: Hart; Johnson, Cahill, Jagielka, Baines; Walcott, Jones, Carrick, Lampard, Milner; Rooney.

Good evening and welcome to Brazil v England from the Maracana. Team news to follow...

Kick-off is at 2000 GMT.


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