England vs Brazil: meet the teams who will play the Finalissima2023-03-29
- England and Brazil will meet on April 6 at Wembley Stadium, in London.
- The venue can hold 90,000 spectators and tickets are sold out since January.
On April 6, Wembley Stadium will host yet another historic match, as England and Brazil face each other at 7:45 pm local time. The first ever Women’s Finalissima is part of a cooperation agreement between UEFA and CONMEBOL.
The match marks the Brazilian team’s return to Wembley, where they played in the 2012 Olympic Games group stage. On that occasion, Brazil lost 1-0 to Great Britain in front of 70,000 fans. After renovations, the stadium now has a capacity of 90,000 people and the Finalissima could stablish a new attendance record, as tickets have been sold out since January.
This will be the fourth meeting between the teams. The record so far shows two wins for England (1-0 in a 2018 friendly, and 2-1 in 2019, in the SheBelieves Cup) and one for Brazil, a 2-1 friendly in 2019, with two goals from Debinha.
– How are the teams for the Finalissima? –
Under the technical command of Swede Pia Sundhage, Brazil earned a spot in the Finalissima by winning the CONMEBOL Copa América with a perfect performance, six victories in six games played, with 20 goals scored and none conceded.
There are two new names amongst the 26 capped players, as Camila (Santos) and Aline (Ferroviária) make their debut with the team. However, the starting line-up in the CONMEBOL Copa América final has some important casualties: Lorena, Tainara, Angelina and Debinha are injured.
One of the protagonists for the match is forward Adriana, the team’s top scorer in the CONMEBOL Copa América, with five goals alongside Debinha.
Sarina Wiegman has been named the best FIFA Women’s Coach for 2022 after leading England to glory at Euro last year. She has had a great run since taking charge of the national side in 2021. Under her command, England has already scored more than 100 goals.
In addition to the 2022 title, England also secured another Euro Cup milestone, with a record 22 goals scored in a single edition. Of these, six came courtesy of the competition’s top scorer Beth Mead.
Captain Leah Williamson is the leader and standout player for the Lionesses. She is also the cornerstone in Wiegman’s game, commanding the midfield and helping the solid defence, which was leaked only twice in 7 UEFA Euro matches.