Wed Feb 6, 7-9.30pm, ITV
Wed Jan 30 2013
An England friendly it might be, but no game involving the gold and blue of Brazil is ever without interest. That said, these Brazilians are far from a vintage crop – they’re currently ranked at eighteenth in Fifa’s world rankings. As we know, Fifa’s world rankings are a joke but even so, Brazil failed to get beyond the quarter finals in the last Copa America – an unimaginably poor effort by their usual standards.
With a home World Cup looming, Luiz Felipe Gonzales has been reappointed as manager and it’s fair to say that he’s got a job on. Still, even a poor Brazilian team will carry a huge threat: look out for Neymar – he’s a worse diver than Gareth Bale with a worse haircut than Marouane Chamakh, but he’s also a sublimely gifted young footballer and Brazil’s next big star. The other home nations are also in friendly action over on Sky Sports if the Three Lions don’t appeal.
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