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England vs Brazil summary: penalties, score, goals and highlights, 2023 Women’s Finalissima

England's teammates celebrate after winning the "Finalissima" International football match between England and Brazil at Wembley Stadium in London on April 6, 2023. - England's wins against Brazil. (Photo by Ben Stansall / AFP)

England vs Brazil: as it happened

That's all from us tonight.

Thanks for joining and see you next time!

And Leah Williamson lifts the trophy!

England are the winners of the 2023 Women's Finalissima!

Sarina Wiegman and her Lionesses receive their medals at Wembley.

Brazil tested England, which is exactly what Wiegman will have wanted ahead of the World Cup.

The Brazil squad are now collecting their runner-up medals.

Jill Scott is bringing the silverware out.

Kelly does it again

Brazil defeated on penalties

It wasn't to be for the South American champions.

England are history makers!

England have another trophy and Wiegman's unbeaten run is intact.

England get over the line and Chloe Kelly steps up again, just as she did last summer.

The Lionesses win it 4-2 on penalties.

It's heartbreak for Brazil.

Finalissima champions!

England have won the first ever female Finalissima!


Kerolin sends Earps the wrong way and scores.

It's a great penalty from Greenwood.

Greenwood scores for England!

Rafaelle hits the crossbar!

Daly buries it!

2-1 to England

We're level!

Tamires misses!

Earps saves superbly!

Leticia guesses correctly to keep Toone out.


Adriana scores her penalty!

Stanway scores for England!

What a way to end it at Wembley!

The pressure is ramping up now.

It's now all about keeping your cool.

Penalties at Wembley!

It has finished 1-1!

Brazil deserve the draw after their second-half display.

Brazil leave it late and we go to penalties!

And there's the full-time whistle!

If it finishes 1-1, we're going straight to penalties!


The Roma player has equalised for Brazil, who go absolutely mental.

Earps spills it and Alves is there to score from close range!



Brazil have time, but not much time...

England lead 1-0 with three minutes to go!

There will be five minutes added on!

Katie Robinson replaces Lauren Hemp, who has been down for three minutes after suffering a hit to the face. She goes off with blood on her shirt after the challenge.

83,132 at Wembley

Brazil changes

It's another double substitution for Brazil.

England have slowed it right down as they hold onto their 1-0 lead.

Can Brazil find that all-important equaliser?

83,132 is tonight's attendance at Wembley. It's great to see the growth in the women's game and the World Cup is just around the corner.

A Brazil goal would take us to penalties. There will be no extra time tonight.

Daly makes the run so early and is offside again. England's forwards have been offside on a number of occasions tonight.


What a chance... but the flag has just gone up.

England keeper Earps has been booked for timewasting.

England changes

Kelly and Daly are on!

Here come the England changes...

Greenwood is down holding her head after a push from Geyse. She's getting treatment now.

England will make some changes soon.

Geyse wins it back for Brazil in a good position on the right. She plays it across goal but captain Williamson reads it expertly and they move out.

It's worth remembering that Sarina Wiegman was undefeated in 29 England games before tonight's game.


It's well-struck, but the effort is saved well.

England have themselves a corner on the right.

Stanway plays it short to James, who crosses low. The ball is cleared.

They have a narrow lead as it stands at Wembley.

Wiegman could make some changes soon, too.

England have struggled in the second half. They could rue those missed chances in the first half.


It's a great effort by the forward from 20 yards out. 

Earps punches it over. 

Brazil are pushing and pushing. 

England still lead 1-0.

Richarlison himself.

Russo gives England a breather with some hold-up play on the left and has stretched Brazil, who were threatening. The Wembley crowd has gone quiet.

England have struggled to adjust to Brazil's changes. Brazil look like a different side, much more positive going forward. They are on top but will need to make it count.

Kerolin drives a low effort just wide of Earps' left-hand post.

Brazil have looked brighter in the opening stage of this second half. Their wing-backs are now getting forward as they look for that equaliser.

Brazil have shifted their formation and are now playing with a back four, having used a back five in the opening 45 minutes.

Brazil changes

Brazil have made a couple of half-time changes.

If you're just joining us, England lead 1-0 from a Toone goal in the first half.

And we're underway for the second 45'

England have created the majority of the chances in the first half but Brazil have managed to stay in the game and hit Wiegman's side on the break.

HT: England 1-0 Brazil

England are ahead in the Finalissima thanks to Toone's first-half strike.

And there's the half-time whistle!

Russo strikes it first time. It's on target but it's a tame effort. Bronze picks her out with an excellent curling through-ball. The Barcelona full-back has been very impressive thus far.


Her header is saved. James causes more trouble on the left and crosses perfectly to Hemp but she heads it straight at Da Silva.

Arsenal defender Rafaelle takes down Stanway and receives a yellow for the challenge. It looks like a harsh booking to me.

Tottenham forward Richarlison is in the stands with his Brazil shirt on.

James carries the ball into the box, shoots, and wins another corner for England.

Brazil deal with it and it remains 1-0 to England.

Greenwood drives the corner into the box. Geyse helps Brazil carry it forward and clear the danger on the break. Geyse has helped Brazil transition really well.

Hemp wins a corner for England on the left. England have kept switching the ball and are getting joy on both wings.

Brazil work it down the left and get a cross in but Earps comes off her line to push it away from the danger.

James goes close

It was 2-0 but then James found herself offside.

JAMES scores!

But she's offside!

Brazil have looked to frustrate England but the patience shown by Wiegman's side has paid off.

Toone scores at Wembley

It's 1-0!

Bronze cuts it back for Toone, who shoots first-time inside the box to score her 16th England goal. 

It's a wonderful team goal.

England 1-0 Brazil


England take the lead!

TOONE scores!

Geyse shoots but Carter gets a vital block and it goes out for a corner.

Russo links up with Hemp down the left but the latter is flagged for offside. 0-0

Brazil coach Pia Sundhage was the hero for Sweden in 1984 when they won the inaugural Women's EURO, beating England on penalties in Luton.

Bronze shoots from distance!

It's a good save by Da Silva.

The Barcelona full-back lets fly from 25 yards out but it remains goalless at Wembley.

Russo goes past Souza and wins a free-kick near the corner flag on the right. That's good forward play by Russo, who is in fine form of late with Manchester United.

England have had 72% possession in the opening 10 minutes.

Brazil's back five will make it difficult for England. The defensive setup shows how much respect Pia Sundhage has for England.

A cross is sent in from the right but Russo sends her glancing header wide. 0-0

The England squad is full of quality, with Walsh in midfield plying her trade at Barcelona. Russo is leading the line for the Three Lions. England have started well here, with Brazil happy to sit in against the European champions.

England are donning their new kit, which will be worn at this summer's World Cup.

Brazil are missing some of their key players tonight, including Marta.

This is a great chance for England to show how good they are in front of a packed Wembley.

England get us underway!

It's England vs Brazil at Wembley.

There is a tribute of applause for the Brazilian legend.

And at Wembley they will pay tribute to the late great Pelé.

It's the first ever female Finalissima.

Brazil XI

England XI

And now we have the England national anthem

It's now time for the Brazil national anthem

Here come the teams!

A sold-out Wembley

The first-ever Women's Finalissima is at a sold-out Wembley Stadium.

England undefeated under Wiegman

Sarina Wiegman guided England to Euro 2022 success and is undefeated in her 29 games as England manager.

Brazil all set

Kick-off is just over 15 minutes away!

England's new kit

England are wearing their new home kit for the first time tonight. It will be worn at this summer's World Cup.

Injury news

For England, Beth Mead is unavailable as she recovers from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

For Brazil, the legendary Marta has returned to action after her serious injury at the SheBelieves Cup in March 2022, but the 37-year-old won’t be involved at Wembley because of a hamstring injury.

Sundhage: “When I was young, I didn’t even have [women’s] players to look up to"

“When I was young, I didn’t even have [women’s] players to look up to - it was Cruyff, Pelé and Beckenbauer,” Pia Sundhage told reporters yesterday, as she looked ahead to the first ever Finalissima in the history of women’s soccer.

Today, Brazil’s Swedish head coach leads the South American champions into a keenly-anticipated clash with England, the European title holders.

Sundhage, who back in 1989 became the first woman to score a goal at the legendary London arena, will be met by stands that are packed to the rafters - the Finalissima is a sell-out.

England's manager Sarina Wiegman ahead of kick-off at Wembley.

England and Brazil: head-to-head

Here's how the previous three meetings between the sides went:

October 2018: England 1-0 Brazil 
February 2019: Brazil 1-2 England 
October 2019: England 1-2 Brazil

Brazil XI named

Here's the Brazil team for the Finalissima.

England players arrive at Wembley

Kick-off is fast approaching in the capital.

England XI

Here's the England team versus Brazil. Leah Williamson captains the side.

Souza: "I will tell my child I played at Wembley."

Brazil defender Rafaelle Souza - who plies her trade with Arsenal - is the only England-based player in Brazil's squad.

Souza has spoken ahead of the Wembley showdown. "It is going to be a special night with all these people here. I feel special to have this opportunity. I played in the Olympics with 70,000 people and it was amazing.

"This game will be important not just for women's football but for me as a player. I will tell my child I played at Wembley in front of 90,000 and it will be special for me."

Wiegman: "There will be 90,000 people"

England head coach Sarina Wiegman says "It's a great occasion" as her side face Brazil at Wembley.

"There will be 90,000 people, so it's going to be a really exciting environment and two teams who want to play football with a very good history in football," she said ahead of kick-off.

First-ever UEFA-CONMEBOL Women’s Finalissima

England-Brazil is the first-ever edition of the UEFA-CONMEBOL Women’s Finalissima.

How does it work?

It is played between the winners of UEFA Women’s EURO 2022, England, and the 2022 CONMEBOL Copa América Femenina champions, Brazil.

Men's Finalissima

Argentina beat Italy in the first men's Finalissima at Wembley last June and now the women go head-to-head at England's national stadium.

Kick-off approaching

Kick-off is not far away in London and we'll have all the team news shortly.

Finalissima at Wembley

UEFA Women's EURO 2022 victors England face CONMEBOL Copa América Femenina 2022 winners Brazil in the 2023 Women's Finalissima.

England vs Brazil: welcome!

Hello and welcome to AS USA's live coverage of this match between England and Brazil at Wembley Stadium in London.

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