England U-20s Beat Brazil

Goalscorer Alessia Russo (Photo: Paul Currie for FA)

Alessia Russo got the only goal of the game, as England U-20s edged Brazil 1-0 at the 2017 Women’s Nike International Friendlies in Florida on Saturday 9th December.

Kerolin brought a good save from Sandy McIver halfway through the first period and Victoria fired just over the England crossbar shortly afterwards.

But Mo Marley’s side struck 5 minutes after the restart, as Charlie Wellings picked out Russo, who took a touch before firing home.

England finish up against Finland on Monday (ko 10pm UK time), while Brazil play USA three hours later and both games are streamed live on www.youtube.com/ussoccerdotcom.

England U-20s: Sandy Maclver, Anna Patten, Grace Fisk (C), Lotte Wubben-Moy, Taylor Hinds; Chloe Peplow (Georgia Allen, 62), Zoe Cross (Rianna Dean, 90+1), Mollie Rouse, Alessia Russo, Rinsola Babajide (Mayumi Pacheco, 78), Charlie Wellings

Subs not used: Ellie Brazil, Niamh Charles, Lucy Parker, Kess Elmore, Alicia Johnson, Sian Rogers

Brzail U-20s: Kemelli, Mona (Isa, 67), Andressa, Ingryd, Reiss, Victoria, Karla Alves, Angelina (Valeria, 75), Ana Victoria (C), Brenda Woch, Kerolin

Subs Not Used: Thais Regina, Luana, Stefane, Tainara, Juliana

In the day’s second match, USA thrashed Finland 10-1, with Civana Kuhlman netting four times.

Taryn Torres, Savannah DeMelo, Kuhlmann and Samantha Coffey scored before Katriina Kuoksa pulled a goal back midway through the first half.

DeMelo’s second was followed by three more from Kuhlmann for an 8-1 interval lead.

Juulia Grönlund conceded an own-goal in the second half and Viviana Villacorta completed the scoring in the 67th minute.

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