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Neymar, Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho start for Brazil v England

Neymar, Jesus and Coutinho start for Brazil v England

15/11/2017 at 03:24Updated 15/11/2017 at 03:28

England face the ominous task of containing the triple threat of Neymar, Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho after they were named in Brazil’s starting XI for the friendly at Wembley Stadium.

Former Spurs flop Paulinho, now impressing for Barcelona, also starts in midfield along with Casemiro and Renato Augusto.


England boss Gareth Southgate has handed Ruben Loftus-Cheek a second chance to impress.

The 21-year-old midfielder, on loan at Crystal Palace from Chelsea, put in a man-of-the-match display on his senior debut as England claimed a goalless draw with world champions Germany on Friday.

Elsewhere, there are starts for Marcus Rashford and Jamie Vardy, while Eric Dier retains the captaincy.

England: Hart; Walker, Gomez, Stones, Maguire, Bertrand; Livermore, Loftus-Cheek, Dier; Rashford, Vardy.

Brazil: Alisson; Alves, Marquinhos, Miranda, Marcelo; Paulinho, Casemiro, Augusto; Coutinho, Gabriel Jesus, Neymar.