Brazil x England probable starting line-ups 2 June 2013
Brazil take on England on Sunday in a game that will re-open the estádio Maracanã. The South Americans have struggled under Luiz Felipe Scolari winning only once against a weak Bolivia team, drawing with Russia, Italy and Chile, and losing to England at Wembley. But Scolari will have all of his top players available for Sunday’s match and with Neymar, Oscar, Paulinho and Fred all expected to start, England may be in for a tough time in Rio.
Brazil and England have met three times in the Maracanã. In 1959, Brazil came out on top 2-0. Ten years later, the hosts won 2-1. England’s only victory came in 1984 when they managed a 2-0 win.
Brazil are next in action 9 June when they travel to Porto Alegre to face France in a friendly. They start their Confederations Cup campaign against Japan in Brasília 15th June, then play Mexico in Fortaleza four days later, followed by Italy in Salvador on 22nd.
See the Brazil squad in full here
Date: 2 June 2013
Kick-off: 16:00 (Brasília) 20:00 (London)
Venue: estádio Maracanã, Rio, Brazil
Brazil (probable): Júlio César; Daniel Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Marcelo, Fernando, Paulinho, Oscar, Lucas Moura, Neymar, Fred
Coach: Luiz Felipe Scolari
England (possible): Hart, Johnson, Cole, Cahill, Jagielka, Carrick, Walcott, Lampard, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Defoe, Rooney
Coach: Roy Hodgson
Officials: Wilmar Roldán, Eduardo Diaz and Wilson Berrio (All Colombia)