Brazil best England 1-0 in an exciting United States' Bicentennial Soccer Cup match in the California city of Los Angeles on Sunday (23 May).
TV PAN Brazil (yellow shirts) kicking left to right attacking English goal, England clears ball
TV Cherry shoots for goal & misses
TV Brazil attacks, ball crosses over England goalmouth and cleared by defenders
TV england attack builds up on right wing but breaks down as Brazil mounts attack which also breaks down
TV England attacks from right wing, Shannon heads ball outside goal
TV England attacks and Keegan in clear and shot goes at goalkeeper and rebounds PAN TO crowd
TV Riverlino fouled by Cherry
TV Free kick rebounds from England defenders, Brazilian player misses long shot at goal
CU Scoreboard 0-0 with 37 seconds left to play
TV PAN Brazil attacks and scores after goalmouth scramble PAN TO cheering crowd
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Background: Brazil best England 1-0 in an exciting United States' Bicentennial Soccer Cup match in the California city of Los Angeles on Sunday (23 May).
With only a minute to go before the end of play a goal by Brazil's Roberto killed England's hopes of beating Brazil for the first time in 20 years. However, England was not disgraced as both teams played superb, hard hitting football, which many sports writers claim has done marvels for promoting the sport in the United States.
The game was played before a crowd of 32,000 -- one of the largest soccer crowds seen in the U.S. for many years. Throughout, spectators roared their approval at the tactics of the players.
In the first half English seemed to dominate play and Keegan soon became a firm favourite with the crowd. Only Riverlino from the opposing team attracted attention as England kept hold on the ball during long periods of play.
But as the second half started scoreless the Brazilians increased the tempo and brought on two new men, Roberto and Marinho. It was Marinho who had the greater influence, immediately slipping away from the left side of the defence to thrash a 35 yard (31 metres) shot onto the England crossbar.
As the game progressed each team vied for the ball, each determined to score. Just as it looked like ending as a scoreless draw, an unsuccessful attempt at a goal by England was turned to advantage by Brazil and Roberto slipped in and pushed the ball in at the far post to score.