England vs Brazil LIVE: Latest team news and line-ups ahead of the friendly at Wembley tonight

England take on Brazil at Wembley tonight as Gareth Southgate’s side continue their preparations for Euro 2024 with a friendly. The Three Lions have been hit by an injury crisis in what is their penultimate match before Southgate names his training squad for this summer’s European Championships, with captain Harry Kane and winger Bukayo Saka among those who will play no part against Brazil tonight.

That could open up opportunities for several names on the fringes of Southgate’s plans to take their case to Germany. Ollie Watkins and Ivan Toney could be asked to take charge in Kane’s absence, while Everton’s Jarrad Branthwaite, Newcastle’s Anthony Gordon and Manchester United’s 18-year-old midfielder Kobbie Mainoo could be given the opportunity to make their debuts against the Selecao.

Brazil have also been hit by injuries ahead of the March international break and could be left with an inexperienced line-up at Wembley, although coach Dorival still has the likes of Vinicius Jr at his disposal. and the 17-year-old star talent Endrick that he can call on. England play their first match of the year and are back in action on Tuesday evening when they host Belgium at Wembley.

Follow live updates from England vs Brazil in our live blog below and get the latest match odds and tips. here.

England vs Brazil LIVE: Latest updates from Wembley

  • England take on Brazil at Wembley with kick-off at 7pm live on Channel 4

  • Three Lions continue preparations for Euro 2024, but the team is hit by an injury crisis

  • Harry Kane, Bukayo Saka and Cole Palmer have all been ruled out of tonight’s match

  • Gareth Southgate dismisses Manchester United job speculation ahead of Euro 2024

Gareth Southgate responds to ‘disrespectful’ job speculation at Manchester United

15:01 , Jamie Braidwood

England boss Gareth Southgate says he will not speak to interested parties until after Euro 2024 and called speculation about a link between him and Manchester United “completely disrespectful” to Erik ten Hag.

This summer could be the 53-year-old’s fourth and final tournament in charge of the national team as his contract with the Football Association expires in December.

Southgate says contract talks are on the back burner as he focuses solely on glory in Germany, but the background noise surfaced this week after reports of Manchester United’s potential interest.

“I think from my point of view there are two things,” Southgate said. “One is that I am the England manager. I actually have one task: to try to realize a European championship. It is clear that two important matches will take place this week.

“And the second thing is that Manchester United has a manager and I think it is always completely disrespectful when there is speculation about a possible manager. I am chairman of the LMA, so I don’t really have time for that kind of thing.”

England manager Gareth Southgate is fully focused on Euro 2024 (Mike Egerton/PA) (PA Wire)

England manager Gareth Southgate is fully focused on Euro 2024 (Mike Egerton/PA) (PA Wire)

Gareth Southgate on injuries in England, while Kane is doubtful for Belgium

14:41 , Jamie Braidwood

Gareth Southgate on injuries in England:

‘No Kane, no Henderson, no Palmer for tomorrow. Bukayo arrived with a hamstring problem so hasn’t trained and has gone back, but everyone else is available to play.

“One or two haven’t had that many minutes in recent weeks, but everyone else has trained fully with us. There are a few different aspects: Everyone in the league has their fair share of injuries. Everyone wants a simple solution, but some players have had unfortunate injuries.

“[Kane] bumped into the net and pushed something on his ankle. Some players have had a lot of injuries, maybe played too many games after coming back from injuries – it’s a lot of things. The intensity of the matches and the extra playing minutes can be an aspect of this.

“We have a long list of 40 players and a third is unavailable – the most we have ever had, without a doubt. Kane is a major doubt for the second game; We will know more about the others on Sunday.”

Harry Kane and Cole Palmer the latest absences for England amid a mounting injury crisis

14:21 , Jamie Braidwood

England have been dealt a blow – and an opportunity – as they head into their final friendlies ahead of Euro 2024, with three more players struggling with injuries and likely to miss Saturday’s match against Brazil – including captain Harry Kane.

The Bayern Munich forward will line up alongside winger Bukayo Saka on the sidelines after the Arsenal star returned to his club earlier this week with a hamstring problem.

Gareth Southgate revealed that Kane is unlikely to feature in either match during the international break as the Three Lions face Belgium on Tuesday.

In addition, Chelsea’s in-form Cole Palmer and new Ajax signing Jordan Henderson will sit out the weekend clash with the Selecao. Southgate was left with a dozen players unavailable for selection as the summer tournament approaches.

    (The FA via Getty Images)    (The FA via Getty Images)

(The FA via Getty Images)

England vs Brazil odds and match tips

14:09 , Jamie Braidwood

England have the chance to make a statement ahead of Euro 2024 in their friendly against five-time world champions Brazil.

The Three Lions are one of the top contenders for the European Championship title with football betting sites, but doubts remain over their ability to win under pressure in major tournaments.

Gareth Southgate’s men came through qualifying unbeaten, winning six of their eight games, including both home and away games against Italy.

England are unbeaten in 10 since defeat by France in the World Cup quarter-finals. Their performances against elite teams must improve for Southgate’s side to perform at their full potential this summer and there will be interest to see how they fare against Brazil.

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England vs Brazil predicted line-ups

2:05 PM , Jamie Braidwood

Predicted lineups

England XI: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire, Chilwell; Gallagher, Rice, Bellingham; Bowen, Watkins, Rashford.

Brazil XI: Bento; Danilo, Bremer, Beraldo, Wendell; Guimaraes, Luiz; Raphinha, Rodrygo, Vinicius Jr; Richarlison.

What is Brazil’s team news?

14:03 , Jamie Braidwood

Brazil are facing a significant injury list, made even longer by the departure of Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhaes this week. Neymar, Gabriel Martinelli, Casemiro and Marquinhos are all absent, while a debutant will surely start in goal without Alisson or Ederson available.

What is the England team news?

14:02 , Jamie Braidwood

England are without a number of regular squad members including Jack Grealish, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Kieran Trippier, while Harry Kane, Cole Palmer and Jordan Henderson were all ruled out by Gareth Southgate.

Anthony Gordon, Jarrad Branthwaite and Ezri Konsa were the uncapped players included in Gareth Southgate’s initial squad, while Manchester United midfielder Kobbie Mainoo has also been included in the first team.

England vs Brazil

14:01 , Jamie Braidwood

When is England against Brazil?

England vs Brazil will kick off at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 23 March at 7pm GMT.

How can I view it?

Viewers in the UK can watch the match live on Channel 4, with coverage from the broadcaster from 6pm GMT. A live stream will be available via the Channel 4 app or website.

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Good afternoon

2:00 PM , Jamie Braidwood

England continue their build-up to Euro 2024 with a meeting with Brazil at Wembley.

Gareth Southgate’s side ended their autumn qualifying campaign in impressive fashion and have four games to go before the start of the tournament this summer.

This then represents a crucial opportunity for Southgate to assess the options he has to both make his squad and start in Germany, even if a few key figures are missing.

Brazilian manager Dorival Junior is also hoping to learn a lot about his team as he eyes a title challenge at this summer’s Copa America.

Follow the entire build-up in today’s competition blog and read everything you need to know below.

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