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England squad latest as Three Lions begin Euro 2024 preparations against Brazil

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England squad latest as Three Lions begin Euro 2024 preparations against Brazil

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England welcome Brazil to Wembley this weekend as they begin their preparations for Euro 2024, live on talkSPORT. 

The Three Lions last played in November but are now kicking off their final four games until the tournament this summer. 

England will be aiming to prove how good they are ahead of the Euros

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England will be aiming to prove how good they are ahead of the EurosCredit: Getty

Gareth Southgate’s side face Selecao first before hosting Belgium and then taking on Bosnia and Herzegovina and Iceland in June. 

This game will see Harry Kane and co donning their brand new home kit which will be worn when aiming for glory in Germany. 

England vs Brazil: A rare meeting 

England are taking on Brazil for the first time in seven years. 

The last meeting between the two came back in 2017 when they played out a 0-0 draw at Wembley. 

Eric Dier captained the Three Lions while Jamie Vardy, Jake Livermore and Ryan Bertrand started from the off. 

For Brazil, Neymar and Philippe Coutinho flanked Gabriel Jesus and former Tottenham midfielder Paulinho started with Casemiro

Southgate’s side lacked the star quality that it has now but they still managed to avoid defeat. 

So heading into this game with Jude Bellingham, Phil Foden, Declan Rice and Kane, England will be fancying their chances. 

The England squad looked very different in the last meeting with Brazil

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The England squad looked very different in the last meeting with Brazil

England vs Brazil: Team news 

Southgate has promoted Man United midfielder Kobbie Mainoo to the senior team ahead of the game.

And he has also called up Everton centre-back Jarrad Branthwaite for the first time. 

Ivan Toney and Joe Gomez are also in the squad while captain Harry Kane remains in despite picking up an ankle knock. 

England squad

Kane is still in the England squad despite a knock

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Kane is still in the England squad despite a knockCredit: Getty

Arsenal defender Gabriel has withdrawn from the Brazil squad as a precaution to avoid making a foot issue worse. 

Juventus centre-back Bremer has taken his place while Man United’s Casemiro has been ruled out with an injury. 

Brazil squad 

  • Goalkeepers: Bento (Athletico-PR), Leo Jardim (Vasco da Gama), Rafael (Sao Paulo)
  • Defenders: Danilo (Juventus), Yan Couto (Girona), Ayrton Lucas (Flamengo), Wendell (Porto) Beraldo (Paris St Germain), Bremer (Juventus), Fabricio Bruno (Flamengo), Murilo (Palmeiras)
  • Midfielders: Andre (Fluminense), Andreas Pereira (Fulham), Bruno Guimaraes (Newcastle United), Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa), Joao Gomes (Wolves), Lucas Paqueta (West Ham United), Pablo Maia (Sao Paulo)
  • Forwards: Endrick (Palmeiras), Pepe (Porto), Galeno (Porto), Raphinha (Barcelona), Richarlison (Tottenham Hotspur), Rodrygo (Real Madrid), Savinho (Girona) and Vinicius Jr (Real Madrid)
Gabriel has left the Brazil squad due to injury

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Gabriel has left the Brazil squad due to injuryCredit: Getty

England vs Brazil: What has been said? 

Ben White is not part of the England squad for this international break after the Arsenal defender requested to be left out.

This news angered former Tottenham and Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp who gave his thoughts on the situation.

Redknapp told talkSPORT: “I think Gareth Southgate said the door’s still open, didn’t he? The door should be slammed right in his mush.

“He doesn’t want to play for his country, he goes to the World Cup then comes home because he’s not getting in the team.

“I’m sorry, you’ve had your opportunity.

“You don’t want to play for England? You tell the Bobby Moores of this world who’s got 100-odd caps. The Shiltons, the Beckhams, the Rooneys – those people, go and tell the Billy Bonds of this world who didn’t get a cap and should have done, and all those great players that you don’t want to play for your country.

“I think it’s disgusting, I can’t have it.”

White asked to not be part of the England squad

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White asked to not be part of the England squadCredit: Getty
Furious Harry Redknapp rips into Ben White for turning down England, labels the decision as disgusting and says Gareth Southgate should ‘slam the door in his mush’

England vs Brazil: talkSPORT coverage 

This international friendly will take place on Saturday, March 23. 

Kick-off at Wembley Stadium is scheduled for 7pm. 

talkSPORT will have live coverage of the game presented by Adrian Durham.

Commentary will come from Jim Proudfoot and former England captain Stuart Pearce

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