Friday July 20, 2012 July Finished

Great Britain 0 - 2 Brazil

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Great Britain
    • Brazil
    • FULL TIME: GB 0-2 Brazil. Thanks for joining us.
    • 90+2' Brazil playing it about nicely now, time nearly up.
    • 90+1' Lucas forges into the box and forces another good save from Butland. Ganzo finds Pato and Butland again saves brilliantly over the bar!
    • 90' There will be three minutes of added time.
    • 90' A lovely move finds Neymar and he looks to have scored but for a brilliant save down to his left from Butland. Great stuff!
    • 89' Lovely ball into the far post for Lucas and Butland does well to bravely save at his feet.
    • 88' Neymar has looked very good tonight and the crowd has certainly had their moneys worth from a true super star.
    • 86' Sandro looks for Pato and GB do well to scramble it away.
    • 85' Looks like the game is beyond GB now but can they give the fans something to cheer about in the remaining five minutes?
    • 84' Brazil sub: Sandro off for Danilo.
    • 83' Great skill from Moura but he takes too long to shoot and Rose gets in an excellent challenge
    • 81' Neymar shoots from the right hand side of the area and it flashes wide of Butland’s left hand post.
    • 80' Another searching cross from Rose but Brazil clear comfortably again.
    • 79' Brazil sub: Marcelo off for Alex Sandro
    • 77' Neymar is found in the box and has a chance to kill the game. He opts for placement instead of power and it’s easy for Butland.
    • 76' Sordell tries to get things going down the right hand side and does well to win a throw. GB have it back and build again.
    • 75' Neymar is brought down by Taylor, rolls around a couple of times then springs to his feet as if nothing has happened!
    • 74' Neymar swings in the corner and Dawson is immediately into the action to head clear.
    • 74' GB sub: Richards off for Dawson
    • 73' Brazil sub: Pato on for Leandro
    • 73' Tricky run from Lucas and Cork is forced to concede a corner.
    • 72' Neymar feeds Leandro but he is well dispossessed.
    • 71' Still the final third that is troubling Pearce’s GB men and they are too easily dispossessed.
    • 69' Brazil subs Oscar off for Lucas Moura, Ganso on for Hulk.
    • 68' Romulo tries his luck but it’s high and wide to ironic cheers.
    • 67' Great ball finds Neymar in the box but Taylor tracks back brilliantly to tackle him and it’s out for a corner.
    • 66' Neat play finds Sinclair down the right but the end product yet again is not there.
    • 65' Cleverly tries to wriggle into space on the edge of the box to shoot but there are too many yellow shirts around him.
    • 64' GB win a free kick. Ramsey plays it in but Oscar hoofs it clear.
    • 63' GB sub: Marvin Sordell on for Craig Bellamy.
    • 63' GB sub: Ramsey on for Giggs.
    • 62' Hulk forges into the box and Caulker has to force it behind for a corner. GB clear.
    • 61' Another good run from Rose down the left and gets his cross in. It’s just a little to high for the jumping Giggs. Rose has started this half very well.
    • 60' GB have had most of the territory so far this half and Brazil are sitting back a little more.
    • 58' Another good ball finds Rose down the left and he gets the ball into the box. Brazil clear. GB coming back into this.
    • 57' POSSESSION STAT: GB 50% - 50% Brazil
    • 56' Great cross from Rose at the byline to find Bellamy whose shot is saved point blank from Barbosa. He is adjudged offside but that was much better from GB.
    • 55' Better movement from GB and a prolonged bout of possession in the Brazil half. Taylor wins a throw but Brazil win it back.
    • 53' Another good run from Hulk who gets his shot away but again Butland blocks it away.
    • 52' There are a fair few spare seats but on the whole this match looks well attended. Can GB apply some pressure and give them something to cheer? Not looking likely so far.
    • 51' Daniel Sturridge, James Tomkins, Ryan Bertrand and Jason Steele were the men to make way at half time.
    • 50' Neymar plays it back to Oscar and his shot is well saved by Butland!
    • 48' Hulk wins a corner for Brazil, Sandro heads wide.
    • 47' Hulk forges into the box but GB clear. Early scare.
    • 46' Caulker on for Tomkins.
    • 46' GB subs: Scott Sinclair, Jack Cork and Jack Butland on.
    • We’re back underway here and don’t expect to see some changes from Stuart Pearce soon.
    • HALF TIME: GB 0-2 Brazil
    • 45+1' Great pass from Oscar but Hulk caught just offside. Close.
    • 45' There will be one minute of added time.
    • 44' Stuart Pearce will have a lot to ponder at the break, mostly on how to break down Brazil in the final third and how to keep them out at their own end!
    • 43' Neymar shot deflected over by Richards for a corner. Steele had it covered. I think!
    • 42' Foul by Rose on Hulk. Free kick Brazil. Good run by Hulk and he shoots into the side netting. Steele almost caught unawares.
    • 41' Cleverly fouled by Sandro and does his own theatrical couple of rolls clutching his leg.
    • 40' GB too easily dispossessed in the final third of the field. They’re spending a lot of time chasing the ball now.
    • 39' Sturridge trying to get things going down the right and wins a throw.
    • 38' GB have battled well but rarely threatened the Brazil goal whereas the South Americans have carved out plenty of chances.
    • 37' Neymar steals in again but Steele saves with his legs from a narrow angle.
    • 36' Richards was shown a yellow for his clumsy challenge and it could easily have been a red under different circumstances as he was the last man.
    • 35' Steele went the right way but it was right in the corner. Neymar then antagonises the crowd with his celebration.
    • 35' GOAL! And Neymar puts it away into the bottom left corner. Great penalty.
    • 33' Penalty Brazil! Very clumsy challenge from Richards on Hulk. No complaints about that one!
    • 33' Wonderful talent but there seems to be an ugly side to Neymar too. What do you think? Tweet me @fmasefield.
    • 32' For some reason, he’s clutching the back of his neck and it’s being iced! Outrageous stuff.
    • 31' Neymar goes down theatrically under a good challenge from Bertrand in the box and is still down. Some unfortunate play acting there to try and win a penalty!
    • 30' Giggs looked to have fouled Neymar just outside the GB area but he gets away with it. Lucky boy.
    • 28' Rafael crosses into Leandro but he has to track back for his header and it’s over the bar.
    • 27' Rose gets across to block Rafael’s cross out for a corner, Brazil’s first.
    • 26' Sturridge tries to curl it but a deflection takes it out for yet another GB corner. Encouraging stuff.
    • 25' Neymar tries some more trickery but again Cleverly comes out the better and wins the ball off him.
    • 24' Giggs takes again and Richards rises to meet it but it’s out for a Brazil goal kick.
    • 23' Sturridge plays it to Bellamy in the box and he wins GB a corner.
    • 22' Tricky run from Marcelo but Richards brings it back out for GB.
    • 21' STAT: Every single player in the Brazil starting line-up has had a senior cap.
    • 20' Cleverly robs Neymar nicely, the Brazilian unable to dazzle the United man with his skill. Sturridge caught offside.
    • 19' Bellamy draws a foul from Sandro but Bertrand’s ball is out for a goal kick.
    • 18' The game has settled a bit, neither side with the upper hand at the moment.
    • 16' Captain Giggs has been pivotal to GB so far at the heart of every attack.
    • 15' Giggs lifts it in and Richards leaps well at the far post to beat Barbosa but Brazil hack it clear. Best attack from GB.
    • 14' Bellamy finds Sturridge and Marcelo takes him down. Free kick GB in a promising position.
    • 13' After a positive start, Pearce’s side could be in for a tough evening now.
    • 12' GOAL Brazil! Neymar floats it in and Tottenham’s Sandro loops his header into the far corner over the stranded Steele.
    • 11' Oscar draws a free kick from Cleverly. Dangerous position for Brazil now.
    • 10' Steele comes flying out and nearly gets in a pickle with Tomkins. Thankfully he gets in a boot to clear.
    • 9' Leandro caught offside as his header flashes wide of the post.
    • 8' It’s been an assured start from GB and they haven’t been overawed at all.
    • 7' Good play from Giggs down the right wins GB a throw.
    • 6' Neymar steals ahead of Tomkins and has a great chance to make it 1-0 but he fires over. Expected him to score that!
    • 5' Sturridge shot from range flies over the bar. Never troubled Barbosa.
    • 4' Great run to Sturridge who gets his cross in but Brazil clear the danger. Allen wins a free kick for a foul from Neymar.
    • 3' Giggs takes but Sandro gets an acrobatic boot to it to clear.
    • 3' Bellamy feeds Bertrand down the right side and GB win a corner.
    • 2' Some GB with some early touches of the ball themselves, spreading it around. Referee Clement Turpin awards GB a free kick for a late challenge.
    • 1' Brazil with some nice early touches but Oscar passes it out of play with nobody around him!
    • We’re off here at The Riverside on a balmy Teeside evening. Expect some fireworks from this talented Brazil side. Can Pearce’s men contain them?
    • 19.42 Ryan Giggs: "It's always special to play against Brazil, the history they have in the game, the players they have and you know they have the best in the world and they are a proud nation."
    • 19.40 Santos forward Neymar is rated as one of the best in the world and Pele was recently quoted as saying he was better than Messi. He is expected to move to Europe with Barcelona and Real Madrid vying for his services.
    • 19.35 Pearce has selected what he thinks is his strongest squad and he will need it against a Brazil side containing the likes of Lucas Moura, Neymar, Ganso, Hulk and Oscar.
    • 19.25 Brazil TEAM: Barbosa, Da Silva, Silva (C), Juan, Sandro, Marcelo, Romulo, Damiao, Oscar, Neymar, Hulk.
    • 19.20 GB team boss Stuart Pearce is wary of the threat posed by a star studded Brazil line-up but also sees skipper Ryan Giggs as invaluable to his side’s chances. Read the match preview here.
    • 19.15 GB TEAM: Steele, Bertrand, Richards, Tomkins, Taylor, Cleverley, Allen, Giggs, Bellamy, Sturridge, Rose.
    • 19.10 Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Great Britain v Brazil at The Riverside Stadium as Stuart Pearce’s side look to get their Olympic preparations off to the best possible start. Kick off 19.45 BST.
  • Summary

    • 90+1' Lucas forges into the box and forces another good save from Butland. Ganzo finds Pato and Butland again saves brilliantly over the bar!
    • 90' A lovely move finds Neymar and he looks to have scored but for a brilliant save down to his left from Butland. Great stuff!
    • 89' Lovely ball into the far post for Lucas and Butland does well to bravely save at his feet.
    • 81' Neymar shoots from the right hand side of the area and it flashes wide of Butland’s left hand post.
    • 77' Neymar is found in the box and has a chance to kill the game. He opts for placement instead of power and it’s easy for Butland.
    • 67' Great ball finds Neymar in the box but Taylor tracks back brilliantly to tackle him and it’s out for a corner.
    • 56' Great cross from Rose at the byline to find Bellamy whose shot is saved point blank from Barbosa. He is adjudged offside but that was much better from GB.
    • 50' Neymar plays it back to Oscar and his shot is well saved by Butland!
    • 42' Foul by Rose on Hulk. Free kick Brazil. Good run by Hulk and he shoots into the side netting. Steele almost caught unawares.
    • 35' GOAL! And Neymar puts it away into the bottom left corner. Great penalty.
    • 33' Penalty Brazil! Very clumsy challenge from Richards on Hulk. No complaints about that one!
    • 31' Neymar goes down theatrically under a good challenge from Bertrand in the box and is still down. Some unfortunate play acting there to try and win a penalty!
    • 28' Rafael crosses into Leandro but he has to track back for his header and it’s over the bar.
    • 15' Giggs lifts it in and Richards leaps well at the far post to beat Barbosa but Brazil hack it clear. Best attack from GB.
    • 12' GOAL Brazil! Neymar floats it in and Tottenham’s Sandro loops his header into the far corner over the stranded Steele.
    • 6' Neymar steals ahead of Tomkins and has a great chance to make it 1-0 but he fires over. Expected him to score that!
    • 19.25 Brazil TEAM: Barbosa, Da Silva, Silva (C), Juan, Sandro, Marcelo, Romulo, Damiao, Oscar, Neymar, Hulk.
    • 19.15 GB TEAM: Steele, Bertrand, Richards, Tomkins, Taylor, Cleverley, Allen, Giggs, Bellamy, Sturridge, Rose.

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