The drums will be beating out a samba rhythm at Wembley on Wednesday when Brazil come to London to take on Roy Hodgson’s gradually evolving England side.
The Three Lions’ World Cup qualifying campaign hasn’t got off to the greatest of starts, so a morale boosting victory against the 2014 hosts wouldn’t go amiss. The fixture, though, is equally important for Brazil, as it represents a first chance for returning manager Luiz Felipe Scolari to assess his talented, but sometimes inconsistent squad of players.
The record books show that Brazil generally hold the upper hand when these two titans of international football clash, with 11 wins to their name compared to just three for England in their 23 meetings since the first one in 1956.
Here’s our pick of that bunch, in the top 10 of England-Brazil encounters.