England host five-time world champions Brazil at the Wembley this evening, as part of the FA's 150th anniversary celebrations.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 7.30pm GMT, with ITV1, ITV HD and UTV providing live coverage in the UK. Live commentary is available on Radio 5 Live.

England training


The Samba Boys have a good record against the Three Lions, having not lost any of their last eight encounters. The last time England defeated Brazil was more than two decades ago, when Gary Lineker helped them post a 1-0 win in 1990. However, the Little Canary have struggled at Wembley, with just two victories in their past 10 games on this turf.

Roy Hodgson will come up against Luiz Felipe Scolari, who has returned for a second stint in charge of his national side. The veteran manager was at the helm, when Brazil beat England 2-1 in Japan, in the quarter finals of their triumphant 2002 World Cup.

Ronaldinho and Neymar

Form Guide


  • Last Five Games (all competitions, most recent first): L D W D W
  • Last Match: Sweden 4-2 England


  • Last Five Games (all competitions, most recent first): W D W W W
  • Last Match: Argentina 2-1 Brazil (Brazil won 4-3 on penalties)
Cole and Hodgson

Team News

England: Michael Carrick, Jermain Defoe and Daniel Sturridge will not take part in this tie, having pulled out of the initial squad with injury issues. Jack Wilshere is in line to make his much-awaited return to the starting line-up, while the match will be a special occasion for Ashley Cole, who is set to feature and earn his 100th senior international cap.

Probable Line-up (4-2-3-1): Hart; Johnson, Cahill, Jagielka, Cole; Gerrard, Wilshere; Walcott, Rooney, Milner; Welbeck

Brazil: David Luiz is suffering from a calf strain and faces a late fitness test. The Little Canary's new generation of talented youngsters, including Neymar, Lucas Moura, Oscar, Ramires and Paulinho, are all set to feature but all eyes will be on old warhorse Ronaldinho, who scored a famous long-range free kick against the Three Lions at the 2002 World Cup quarter final.

Probable Line-up (4-2-3-1): Julio Cesar; Dani Alves, David Luiz, Dante, Adriano; Ramires, Paulinho; Ronaldinho, Oscar, Neymar; Luis Fabiano