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Newcastle pair set to face Brazil

5 years ago

Newcastle United pair, Freddie Woodman and Armstrong, are set to face Brazil this afternoon.

The England Under 20s team meet their Brazil counterparts at Kidderminster’s ground on Sunday, with a 2.30pm kick-off.

Woodman is looking forward to the chance to experience playing against the best teams from around the world and the different styles and challenges they bring, having faced Mexico last year.

In advance of today’s public match, the two teams played each other behind closed doors earlier this week in a 1-1 draw. That rehearsal suggesting today’s game should be an even contest.

Freddie Woodman wasn’t involved in that behind closed doors match but should start today, while Adam Armstrong played 75 minutes against Brazil in midweek and will be hoping to start again today.

Freddie Woodman:

“When you mention Brazil, the first things that come to your head are flair and skill and all of the great players that have played for them.

“It’s going to be a great test for us and one that I’m definitely looking forward to. To say that I’ve played against Brazil along with all of the other teams I’ve played against with England, it just looks good.

“Until now and for me personally, the games against Mexico at the end of last season were the only times I’ve played against a non-European team in the last few years.

“We found it very tough out there, as we hadn’t played anyone from that part of the world before so playing the likes of Brazil and the other nations that we’ve got this season is going to be hard as playing teams from that part of the world is always going to be challenging.

“As a player, you want to play games on the biggest stage and featuring in two European Championships is a massive achievement for me personally and for the team.

“But to have the chance to go to a World Cup and represent England, at any level, is another big achievement and it’s one that we’re looking forward to and we’re preparing in the right way.”


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