England 0-0 Brazil: Neymar fails to match Romario's record - FCNaija
International Edition By: Uche Duru | 14/11/2017
England's defensive prowess which led to a goalless draw stopped Neymar from matching Romario's record on official international goals as they clashed with Brazil in the friendlies at Wembley Stadium, on Tuesday night.The PSG star who has scored 53 goals in 82 games for Brazil was just 2 goals away from the Romario record match. Neymar failed to score as all his attempts proved futile in the international encounter. Both teams created opportunities but failed to score in the first 45 minutes of the game. The biggest thing to note in the first half was England's early substitution of poor Loftus-Creek who picked up what seems like a muscle injury. The Crystal Palace midfielder on loan from Chelsea was substituted for Jesse Lingard at the 36th minute. The first half of the game ended in a goalless draw The second half was more physical as Brazil edged the host possession-wise, 62%, and 38% respectively. Brazil made double substitutions at the 68th minute, Phillippe Coutinho paved way for Willian, while Renato Augusto came off for Fernandinho.In the same line, England followed up with two straight substitutions at the 75th minute, as their new boy, Tammy Abraham came in for Marcus Rashford, while Jamie Vardy left the scene for Dominic Solanke. The match ended in a goalless draw as England failed to make a difference at Wembley stadium, though their defensive instinct inspired their clean sheet when they hosted Brazil in the international friendly.