Casemiro put the Brazilians into the lead in the 19th minute but Luis Muriel turned the match on its head with two goals in nine minutes, one from the penalty spot.
Neymar struck in the second half to level the match which ended 2-2.
Richarlison was withdrawn with seven minutes to go while Mina played the full 90 minutes.
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1 Posted 07/09/2019 at 09:42:29
2 Posted 07/09/2019 at 09:53:57
Lets hope that we can kick on and get the same level of playing as the end of last season..
Some recon it really all starts after this international break...
I still feel it will be a up n down season and finish in a similar position as last season
Would be nice to turn the red shite over... that is ling over due...
3 Posted 07/09/2019 at 11:26:19
While I appreciate most players consider it an honour to play for their Country, and so it should be, but you would think they could come to a less disruptive arrangement, by scheduling Matches more wisely.
It always seems to happen when the team is on a run, then any momentum that has been built has evaporated.
4 Posted 07/09/2019 at 11:39:38
5 Posted 07/09/2019 at 11:43:55
6 Posted 07/09/2019 at 12:08:36
I'm like Paul, more concerned about any of our players getting injured. No doubt the biggest injury we suffered due to an international was Neville Southall while playing for Wales in 1986. Whilst we will never know if we would have won the league and / or cup that season, Southall was clearly a big loss.
7 Posted 07/09/2019 at 12:12:31
8 Posted 07/09/2019 at 12:35:44
They could do what they did years and years ago when there wasnt 26 man first team squads. The International manager picks say 18 players and the clubs carry on playing their league fixtures. Now some will complain about losing half a team to International duty but it worked fine 30-40 years ago so why not now.
9 Posted 07/09/2019 at 12:44:28
10 Posted 07/09/2019 at 12:59:10
11 Posted 07/09/2019 at 13:04:26
Now, we have players from all over the world playing in the premier league, flying a ridiculous number of hours just to play a friendly. There is also two games played in an international break, including a weekend game. So I doubt we could revert back to the system of 30 - 40 years ago.
12 Posted 07/09/2019 at 13:08:19
Sure they have won some games against mostly easy opposition and one or two better teams but it just seems to me if your English with a couple of games under your belt then Southgate will pick you if you have been mentioned in the media somewhere.
He doesn't seem to have a settled formation with players who have some pedigree and experience. Leaving the best right back (Kyle Walker) out of this squad is a beyond me.
I have no doubt they will beat the likes of Bulgaria and Kosovo no matter what squad he puts out but just selecting players to appease the media shows a lack of guts.
Like all Evertonians I just hope none of our guys get crocked.
13 Posted 07/09/2019 at 13:12:37
14 Posted 07/09/2019 at 13:31:35
Mind you having said that Rob, our own Tom Davies who is seemingly ignored by Silva, if he's lucky he gets a splinter in his arse from a rare bench appearance, was not only picked for England U-21's but Captained them too. But I know what you mean.
15 Posted 07/09/2019 at 13:47:48
16 Posted 07/09/2019 at 14:12:40
"Richarlison was pretty good too, though he really loses the ball a lot on 1:1s. And he missed an easy chance. But overall, good game, especially in the fist half."
Just delighted to continues to be an important part of the Brazil team - he's far from perfect at that level but the fans do seem to have taken to him well.
17 Posted 07/09/2019 at 15:51:20
"By ALL accounts Richarlison was ok for Brazil."
ALL accounts? Just OK?
Dunno where you lifted your reported account from, but I watched the entire game live and our Richie was nothing short of excellent. For me, Brazil's best player on the night. The Brazilian TV match commentators similarly spoke glowingly of him. Again.
Wearing the #9 shirt and - as with Everton since the closing fixtures of last season - he played wide right with a front 3 of himself, Firmino central, Neymar left.
He continually made himself available. Was excellent in his hold up and lay off play. Time and again got the better of his marker to get in behind the defence. Time and again he put in dangerous crosses for threatening headers. He pulled back another ground ball which the striking player would have scored from but for the ball hitting another Brazilian player.
He cut inside beautifully to leave his man for dead in the right corner of the penalty area and hit a superb left foot curler that just went past the post.
The only serious one on one he lost was when HIS perfectly timed run took him clear of the defence to go one on one with the hugely experienced Ospina (celebrating his 100th Colombian cap) who quickly got out to deny Richie a chance.
And that was just the first half. It goes without saying he didn't neglect his defensive duties, either.
I will take this opportunity to add that in recent weeks, on the back of his slow start in an Everton start this season, I've read some psycho-babble on these pages about Richarlison's poor attitude and negative body language. That simply doesn't tally as to how the lad truly is, or how he is perceived and hugely liked and respected in Brazil.
Just yesterday, I had two lads do some work in my house and inevitably the conversation turned to football. On discovering I was a Blue, one of them immediately imitated Richie's pigeon walk goal celebration. They spoke glowingly about his football, but more so how 'humilde' he is: humble.
A lot of Brazilians see themselves in Richarlison: from a good, but poor rural family in the interior. Backed his talent to trial with a big city club. With dedication and hard work has deservedly progressively worked himself up the football ladder. Remains extremely loyal and faithful to both his family and home town, funding various charitable causes in his home state.
Enjoy him in a blue shirt while we can, because I saw signs last night of yet further improvement in his game in one so young. Europe's super nova clubs WILL be interested in him if his continues playing and scoring in the vein he has in the last 12 months.
On the other side, Mina was solid. He and Richarlison took to shoving each other following what looked a clear penalty when Mina's centre back partner Sanchez shoulder charged Neymar in the back which caused the PSG man to clatter into the surrounding pitch boards.
Neymar equalised with a tap in goal, set up by a crisp cross by Dani Alves, but he really is looking a shadow of his former self.
18 Posted 07/09/2019 at 16:34:11
19 Posted 07/09/2019 at 16:59:36
20 Posted 07/09/2019 at 17:17:59
21 Posted 07/09/2019 at 18:33:27
22 Posted 08/09/2019 at 00:48:32
I concur that Richarlison looked interested and lively all the time.
I do think the body language thing that people mention is misunderstood. It is quite possibly a result of place and style of upbringing that results in an "I don't give a shit" external shell. Open to debate, of course...
23 Posted 08/09/2019 at 05:37:58
24 Posted 08/09/2019 at 15:09:36
When my dad was a school principal in the eighties, he sent the kids home in the early afternoon, because the teachers were gonna have 'a meeting'. After that 'meeting', the teachers that were still in school brought the TV to the hall and they would have a few beers while watching Denmark playing an international match.
Now it's a different story... can't do that anymore and the international breaks just makes you impatient, lol.
25 Posted 08/09/2019 at 17:48:22
26 Posted 08/09/2019 at 22:18:01
27 Posted 10/09/2019 at 17:23:52
Sounds like two bob each way to me.
28 Posted 10/09/2019 at 17:42:47
Not much reported by the 'meedjah' of course, but he didn't gain personally from the ad: his fee went directly to his charity for disadvantaged kids in his homeland.
On learning of the regulation, he asked the betting company to take it down immediately. I can no longer find a link to it. It's been removed from their Facebook page.
At the same time as the FA announced this one (and remember, Mina was fined £10,000 for appearing in an ad for a betting company, NOT betting on games), Jordan Stevens of Leeds was given a six-week ban and fined £1,200. His crime? He admitted to placing 59 bets on football between August 2018 and May 2019, five of which involved bets on Leeds games.
Tony Kay, anyone..?
Something very disproportionate in all this.
29 Posted 10/09/2019 at 17:54:04
30 Posted 10/09/2019 at 18:04:50
A simple phrase, kinda said in a sighing resigned tone meaning, 'yeah right' with lots of implications.
In this case 'one-rule-for-us-and-our-beloved-and-another-rule-for-anyone-else-not-part-of-our-gang'.
A bit like the Orwellian ruling pigs in Animal Farm who by the end of the book reduce the governing laws to one:
"All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others".
31 Posted 10/09/2019 at 18:08:32
32 Posted 10/09/2019 at 18:37:40
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