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Football: Young England stifle Neymar’s Brazil

Neymar and his Brazil colleagues were held to a frustrating goalless draw after a spirited display by a callow England team in Tuesday s friendly match at Wembley Stadium.

Brazil coach Tite was able to name a first-choice starting XI, but despite the presence of Neymar, Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho in the visitors line-up, they tested England goalkeeper Joe Hart only three times.

For Gareth Southgate s England, who were once again without stars such as Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Raheem Sterling through injury, it was a second successive encouraging 0-0 draw following Friday s stalemate with Germany.

Liverpool forward Dominic Solanke s appearance as a late substitute made him the sixth England player to have made his debut over the two games.

“In terms of heart, resilience and spirit, it was up there with anything I ve been involved in,” Southgate told ITV.

“We ve played the best two teams in the world and kept two clean sheets, which gives us something to build on.”

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