Under-20s play out behind-closed-doors draw with Brazil

Thursday 01 Sep 2016
England Under-20s take on their Brazil counterparts at St. George's Park

England Under-20s took on their Brazil counterparts in a behind-closed-doors friendly at St. George's Park on Thursday afternoon.

The two sides are due to meet in Kidderminster on Sunday, but played out a dress rehearsal at the national football centre with senior team boss Sam Allardyce watching on.

England U20s 1-1 Brazil U20s

Under-20s international match
3pm, Thursday 1 September
St. George's Park


Brazil forward Richarlison opened the scoring after 31 minutes, slotting past England goalkeeper Luke Southwood.

But Aidy Boothroyd's side fared well throughout, and duly leveled with seven minutes remaining as substitute Ainsley Maitland-Niles took aim from distance.

With honours even at full time, the two sides agreed to a penalty shootout, which was won 4-3 by the visitors.

Attention now turns to Sunday's rematch at Aggborough, where tickets are priced at £3 for adults and £1.50 for concessions – book here or by calling 01562 823 931.

England Under-20s (4-2-3-1): 1 Luke Southwood (Reading); 2 Tafari Moore (FC Utrecht, loan from Arsenal), 5 Taylor Moore (Bristol City), 6 Dael Fry (Middlesbrough), 3 Max Lowe (Derby County); 4 Ryan Ledson (Oxford United), 8 Axel Tuanzebe (Manchester United); 7 Patrick Roberts (Celtic, loan from Manchester City), 10 Ademola Lookman (Charlton Athletic), 11 Kieran Dowell (Everton); 9 Adam Armstrong (Barnsley, loan from Newcastle United)

Substitutions: 13 Dean Henderson (Grimsby Town, loan from Manchester United) for Southwood 46, 19 Joshua Onomah (Tottenham Hotspur) for Roberts 56, 18 Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Arsenal) for Tuanzebe 56, 12 Kyle Walker-Peters (Tottenham Hotspur) for Tafari Moore 75, 17 Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) for Armstrong 75

Goal: Maitland-Niles (83)

FATV highlights of the game at St. George's Park


By Jim Lucas