Football Flashback: England 1-2 Brazil, 2002 World Cup

Ollie Irish

13th, November 2009


England 1-2 Brazil, World Cup quarter final, Shizuoka, 21 June 2002

World Cup heartbreak for Sven and Becks’ England, as Brazil proved too strong  even after Ronaldinho was sent off, undeservedly, in the 58th minute for a foul on Danny Mills in the afternoon heat of Japan.

To be fair, Brazil deserved to win. They had twice as many shots on target as England and at 2-1 up and with ten men, they never looked like losing to an England team that simply ran out of steam and ideas. But then a team featuring Darius

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