England vs Brazil live score, result, updates, stats, lineups from Wembley international friendly

Gareth Southgate’s England side take on Brazil on Saturday, March 23, at Wembley in an international friendly.

Two footballing giants come head to head in front of a sell-out crowd at the home of football. While it’s not a competitive fixture, players on both sides are competing to prove their worth ahead of the European Championship and Copa America tournaments, both of which are this summer.

Southgate has selected a squad that includes 18-year-old Kobbie Mainoo. The Man United midfielder only made his Premier League debut earlier in the season but oozes class on the ball and will not look out of place. He was originally left out of the squad, but seemingly Southgate watched his spectacular performance against Liverpool in the FA Cup quarterfinals and rewarded him with his first England call-up. 

Brazil are without Alisson, the Liverpool goalkeeper who is still recovering from injury. However, they will have Real Madrid’s Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo in attack.

The Sporting News is following England vs Brazil live, providing score updates, commentary and highlights as they happen.

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England vs Brazil live score

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Starting lineups:

England XI (4-3-3, right to left): Pickford (GK) — Walker, Maguire, Stones, Chilwell — Rice, Bellingham, Gallagher — Gordon, Watkins, Foden.

Brazil XI (4-3-3 right to left): Bento (GK) — Danilo, Fabricio, Beraldo, Wendell — Bruno Guimaraes, Joao Gomes, Paqueta — Raphinha, Vinicius, Rodrygo.

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England vs Brazil live updates, highlights, and commentary

30 mins before kickoff: No place in the starting XI for Marcus Rashford tonight, despite scoring a crucial goal against Italy in the European Qualifiers back in October.

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45 mins before kickoff: Another first cap of the evening is awarded to Brazil’s Joao Gomes. The Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder has been vital for his club side in the Premier League this season.

1 hour before kickoff: We have the official lineups for this evening! Anthony Gordon starts and makes his England debut. Ollie Watkins also starts for the hosts with Ivan Toney on the bench.

England XI: Pickford (GK) — Walker, Maguire, Stones, Chilwell — Rice, Bellingham, Gallagher — Gordon, Watkins, Foden.

Brazil XI: Bento (GK) — Danilo, Fabricio, Beraldo, Wendell — Bruno Guimaraes, Joao Gomes, Paqueta — Raphinha, Vinicius, Rodrygo.

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1 hour 30 mins before kickoff: The official team news will be with us in around half an hour. Brazil will be without many players who would likely start this evening’s match but are unavailable due to injury.

Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhaes withdrew from the squad, adding to a list of sidelined players including Neymar, Gabriel Martinelli, Joao Pedro, Eder Militao, Casemiro, Ederson, Alisson, Marquinhos and Joelinton.

2 hours before kickoff: If Kobbie Mainoo makes his debut for England tonight, he will become the 14th player this century to make his England debut before reaching 19 years of age. Never heard of him before? That’s fine but you really should be paying attention to this kid.

He can play as a box-to-box central midfielder thanks to his athleticism, vision and technicality but can also operate as a No. 6 or a No. 8 in the middle of the pitch. Mainoo’s best attribute is perhaps his ability to dribble past players in the midfield before finding teammates to advance the ball and kickstart attacking moves.

3 hours before kickoff: Wembley is looking in fine condition ahead of tonight’s game.

4 hours before kickoff: “It’s a difficult time we’re going through, yes. But nothing that’s impossible to reverse quickly,” said Brazil’s new head coach Dorival Junior as he painted a positive picture in his first press conference in January, but the truth is: a dark cloud hangs over the Brazil national team.

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5 hours before kickoff: Let’s hope the quality of the match lives up to the hype!

England vs Brazil stats and head-to-head

Excluding penalty shootouts, England are undefeated in 20 consecutive matches at Wembley Stadium. Gareth Southgate has overseen wins against 39 out of the 42 different opponents he has faced as England’s manager, yet he settled for a draw in his lone previous encounter against Brazil. Brazil are, however, on a losing streak, having lost three consecutive internationals – a feat they haven’t experienced since July 2001.

England wins Draws Brazil wins
4 11 11
England largest win   Brazil largest win
4-2 (1956)   5-1 (1964)

In Harry Kane’s most recent five home matches for England, he has consistently found the back of the net, scoring a total of seven goals (five at Wembley and two at Old Trafford). Only two players in England’s history have achieved the record of scoring in six consecutive appearances on English turf: Steve Bloomer and Wayne Rooney.

What time does England vs Brazil kick off?

This international friendly match takes place at Wembley Stadium in London, UK, and kicks off on Saturday, March 23, at 7:00 p.m. local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Date Kickoff time
USA Sat, Mar. 23 3:00 p.m. ET
Canada Sat, Mar. 23 3:00 p.m. ET
UK Sat, Mar. 23 7:00 p.m. GMT
Australia Sun, Mar. 24 6:00 a.m. AEDT
India Sun, Mar. 24 12:30 a.m. IST

England vs Brazil lineups, team news

Southgate is missing a couple of key players through injury for this clash with full-back pair Trent Alexander-Arnold and Kieran Trippier both sidelined. 

Midfield remains the main talking point for Southgate’s Euro 2024 plans, with Kalvin Phillips omitted, there is a chance for James Maddison and Phil Foden to make their mark.

England predicted XI (4-3-3, right to left): Pickford (GK) — Walker, Stones, Maguire, Chilwell — Rice, Henderson, Bellingham — Saka, Kane, Foden.

England subs (9): TBC

Brazil are preparing for the Copa America this summer and the Samba Boys will be looking to Real Madrid pair Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo Goes to fire them to glory in London.

However, with Alisson and Ederson both ruled out through injury, the visitors will have to name one of their uncapped goalkeepers in the starting team.

Brazil predicted XI (4-3-3 right to left): Jardim (GK) — Couto, Bremer, Beraldo, Wendell — Guimaraes, Andre, Paqueta — Raphinha, Rodrygo, Vinicius Jr.

Brazil subs (9): TBC

England vs Brazil live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this international friendly match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

Region TV Streaming
USA Fox Network Fubo, Fox Sports app/website, ViX


UK Channel 4
Australia Optus Sport

USA: This game is available on the FOX network with streaming on Fubo. New users can sign up to a FREE trial. Spanish language options are on ViX.

Canada: This international friendly game streams live on DAZN.

UK: Channel 4 has live broadcast access for viewers in the UK.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream this match live and on-demand on Optus Sport.

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