Philippe Coutinho

England v Brazil predicted line-ups

England v Brazil at Wembley

England take on Brazil at Wembley tonight and it will be a full house!

Tickets sold out some days ago for one of the iconic fixtures in international football.

When you think of England v Brazil, immediate thoughts come to mind of that Gordon Banks save, Bobby Moor and Pele embracing and John Barnes’ famous goal in the Maracana.

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England’s reserves v Brazil’s first team?

In recent years, England and Brazil have played out some fine matches and tonight’s should be an open encounter.

England are of course shorn of some key players, whilst Brazil look very strong and have had no significant pull outs.


Brazil’s expected front three of Philippe Coutinho, Neymar and Gabriel Jesus is one that could grace any team on the planet.

Gareth Southgate to stick with 3-5-2 for England

After performing well in the 0-0 draw against Germany on Friday night, England are tipped to play three at the back again on Tuesday night v Brazil.

Gareth Southgate has effectively confirmed since qualification to the World Cup that 3-5-2 will be the preferred direction for England now.

The one concern for England fans has to be that Joe Hart will play and looks like being first choice goalkeeper for the Three Lions at the World Cup.

Jordan Pickford super unlucky to be dropped

Jordan Pickford was excellent against Germany and should now be prepared as England number one. Jack Butland is another option.

Hart is simply not good enough!

Ruben Loftus Cheek looks set to keep his place in the England side after a man of the match performance versus the world champions.

England predicted starting XI v Brazil

England predicted starting XI v Brazil

England predicted starting XI v Brazil

Brazil predicted starting XI v England

Brazil's probable XI v England

Brazil’s probable XI v England