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March 28, 1990 England 1-Brazil 0

March 28, 1990
England 1-Brazil 0
Venue: London - The Empire Stadium Wembley    
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Klaus Perchel (East Germany)
Goalscorers: (England): Gary Lineker 37
                      (Brazil): None
1- Peter Leslie Shilton (Derby County Football Club) [114 caps / 0 goals]    (13-Christopher Charles Eric Woods  (Rangers Football Club -Glasgow / Scotland) [15 caps / 0 goals]     11)
2- Gary Michael Stevens
(Rangers Football Club -Glasgow / Scotland) [37 caps / 0 goals]    
3- Stuart Pearce (Nottingham Forest Football Club) [20 caps / 0 goals]    
4- Steve McMahon (Liverpool Football Club) [10 caps / 0 goals]    
5- Desmond Sinclair Walker
(Nottingham Forest Football Club) [14 caps / 0 goals]    
6- Terence Ian Butcher
(Rangers Football Club -Glasgow / Scotland) [68 caps / 3 goals]    
7- David Andrew Platt
(Aston Villa Football Club-Birmingham) [3 caps / 0 goals]    
8- Christopher Roland Waddle
(Olympique de Marseille / France) [49 caps / 6 goals]    
9- Peter Andrew Beardsley  (Liverpool Football Club)  [38 caps / 7 goals]      (16-Paul John Gascoigne (Tottenham Hotspur Football Club-London)  [7 caps / 1 goals]       78)
10- Gary Winston Lineker  (Tottenham Hotspur
Football Club-London)   [47 caps / 30 goals]    
11- John Charles Bryan Barnes
(Liverpool Football Club) [50 caps / 9 goals]    
Coach: Robert William Robson

Team Captain: Terence Ian Butcher
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Umbro
Uniform Colors: White Shirts, Black Shorts, White Socks

Other subs:
12- Paul Andrew Parker (Queen's Park Rangers Football Club-London)   
14- Anthony Robert Dorigo (Chelsea Football Club-London)   
15- Stephen George Bull (Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club)
17- Mark Wright (Derby County Football Club)
18- Michael Lauriston Thomas (Arsenal Football Club-London)

1-Cláudio André Mergen  ‘Taffarel’ (Sport Club Internacional- Porto Alegre) [24 caps / 0 goals]    
2-Jorge de Amorim Campos  ‘Jorginho’
(Turn und Sportverein Bayer 04 Leverkusen / West Germany) [20 caps / 0 goals]    
3-José Carlos Nepomuceno ‘Mozer’
(Olympique de Marseille / France) [27 caps / 0 goals]     (13-‘Aldair’ Nascimento dos Santos (Sport Lisboa e Benfica / Portugal)  [16 caps / 0 goals]  77)
6-Ricardo’ Raimundo Gomes (Sport Lisboa e Benfica / Portugal)
[28 caps / 1 goals]    
4-Mauro Geraldo Galvão
Mauro Galvão’ (Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas- Rio de Janeiro)  [18 caps / 0 goals]    
5-Claudio Cláudio Ibrahim Vaz Leal ‘Branco’
(Futebol Clube do Porto / Portugal)  [33 caps / 1 goals]    
10-Paulo ‘Silas’ do Prado Pereira
(Sporting Clube de Portugal- Lisboa / Portugal) [28 caps / 1 goals]     (16-Ricardo Rogério de Brito Alemão’ (Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli / Italy) [31 caps / 4 goals]     46)
8-Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri  ‘Dunga’
(Associazione Calcio Fiorentina-Firenze / Italy) [21 caps / 1 goals]    
11-’Valdo’ Cândido Filho  (Sport Lisboa e Benfica / Portugal)
[37 caps / 4 goals]     (18-’Bismarck’ Barreto Faria (Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama - Rio de Janeiro) [9 caps / 1 goals]  77)
7- José Roberto da Gama de Oliveira
Bebeto’  (Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama - Rio de Janeiro) [25 caps / 10 goals]     (17-Luís Antônio Corrêa da Costa ‘Müller’  (Torino Calcio 1906 / Italy) [29 caps / 4 goals]     58)
9-Antônio de Oliveira Filho
Careca’  (Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli / Italy) [44 caps / 22 goals]    
Coach: Sebastiano Lazaroni

Team Captain: Ricardo’ Raimundo Gomes
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Topper
Uniform Colors: Blue Shirts, White Shorts and Blue Socks

Other subs:
12-Acacio Cordeiro Barreto  (Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama - Rio de Janeiro)   
14- Iomar do Nascimento Mazinho’ (Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama - Rio de Janeiro)
15- Ricardo Roberto Barreto da Rocha (São Paulo Futebol Clube- São Paulo)   


-Match number 650 for England and number 639 for Brazil.

-England Captain Bryan Robson missed this match through injury. David Platt took his place in the lineup.
Terry Butcher skippered in Robson’s place.

-This was England’s first match at Wembley, as now an all seater stadium.

-Brazil’s manager Lazaroni had introduced the sweeper system to Brazil’s national team for the first time when he took over the year before. England would also employ the sweeper system for the first time during the upcoming World Cup.

-In the months leading up to this match, Brazilian defender Josimar was axed from the team due to off field problems, which included arrests and fights.

-Both teams had been on a 14 match unbeaten streak prior to this match. England had not lost since losing to 1-3 to USSR on June 18, 1988 during the UEFA Euro Championships. Brazil had not lost since losing 0-1 to Switzerland on June 21, 1989.

-England’s Chris Waddle was club teammates with Brazil’s Carlos Mozer at French club Olympique Marseille.

Photo : from Onze-Mondial, April 1990

-Bryan Robson, England’s absent Captain, as manager of Middlesbrough FC signed both England’s Paul Gascoigne in 1998 and Brazil’s Branco in 1996.

-Luis Muller had a goalbound shot saved on the goal line by Stuart Pearce’s hand.
Despite protests, the referee did not see the incident and no penalty was awarded.

-Brazil’s Romario was missing through a long term injury. He was operated the day before the match.

-England’s Neil Webb was also missing due to a long term injury.

-The goal was scored following a corner taken by Peter Beardsley, flicked on by John Barnes and headed in by Gary Lineker.

Photo from:World Soccer, May 1990

-Both managers left their posts following the 1990 World Cup to manage clubs. Lazaroni managed Italian Serie A club Fiorentina, while Bobby Robson managed dutch club PSV Eindhoven, where he would be the manager of Brazil’s absent striker Romario.
Both managed clubs in Portugal during their career, Lazaroni managed Maritimo, while Robson managed both Porto and Sporting Lisbon.

-Sebastiano Lazaroni also managed Jamaica, the home nation of England’s John Barnes, on two separate occasions. Barnes himself managed Jamaica at one point.

-Brazil manager Sebastiano Lazaroni and England’s David Platt both managed and played respectively for Italian Serie Club AS Bari, though in different seasons.

-England’s Waddle, Walker and Woods all eventually became teammates at Sheffield Wednesday.

Photo from:World Soccer, May 1990

-Brazil’s Valdo, Ricardo, Aldair were managed that season by future England manager, the swede Sven Goran Eriksson.
Who also managed both England’s Walker and Platt when they played at Italian Serie A club Sampdoria.

-England’s Platt, Walker and Brazil’s Silas all played for Italian Serie A club Sampdoria at one point.

-The last match between the two nations was a 1-1 tie also at Wembley on May 19, 1987 during the Stanley Rous Cup.
England players: Peter Shilton, Gary Stevens, Stuart Pearce ,Terry Butcher, John Barnes ,Chris Waddle ,Peter Beardsley ,Gary Lineker and manager Bobby Robson and Brazil players: Paulo ‘Silas’ ,Carlos ‘Dunga’ , Luís ‘Müller’  and  ’Valdo’  were the only players still remaining from that match.
Gary Lineker scored in that match as well and also with a header.

-England’s previous victory, as well as its last and only away win, over Brazil was a 2-0 win at Maracana Stadium on June 10, 1984.
England players: Peter Shilton, John Barnes  and manager Bobby Robson and Brazil players: ‘Mozer’  and Ricardo’ Raimundo Gomes were the only players still remaining from that match.
John Barnes scored his most famous goal of his career in that match, where he dribbled past many players to score a solo goal.

-Brazil’s previous victory over England was a 1-0 win also at Wembley Stadium on May 12, 1981.
There were no only players still remaining from that match. However, England’s missing captain Bryan Robson did play that match.

-England has not defeated Brazil since this 1990 match.

-England’s last win over Brazil at Wembley was a 4-2 win in May 9, 1956.

- The next match between the two nations, as well as the next at Wembley, would be a 1-1 tie on May 17, 1992.
England players: Christopher Woods ,Gary Stevens ,Stuart Pearce ,Des Walker David Platt and Gary Lineker  and Brazil players: ‘Mozer’ ,’Ricardo’ Raimundo Gomes ,Claudio ‘Branco’ , Bebeto’  and ’Valdo’  were the only players still remaining from that match.
David Platt would score England’s goal in that match. He would also score vs. Brazil in 1993.
During that match Gary Lineker failed to score from penalty kick and missed his chance to equal Bobby Charlton’s record of 49 international goals.

-Brazil’s next victory over England, as well as its next at Wembley, was a 3-1 win also at on June 11, 1995 during the Umbro Cup.
England players: Stuart Pearce , David Platt ,Paul Gascoigne and Brazil players: ‘Jorginho’ ,Aldair’ , ‘Dunga’ were the only players still remaining from that match.

-Brazil’s Luis Muller almost joined English Premier League Club Everton in 1994, but he backed out in the last minute due to financial reasons.

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