Brazil vs England, 14 Nov 2009

It’s probably the most awaited, anticipated football match in Qatar. Brazil vs England, 14 November 2009 at Khalifa Stadium, Doha. I am not quite sure the reason why they choose Doha. But as the local newspaper writes in its column regarding “cash vs patriotism”, money would probably be the reason. NEvertheless, Sir Alex Ferguson had lashed out FA for arranging the England – Brazil friendly in Qatar , which he ignorantly described as an “unknown country”.

Ticket has been going on sale in major shopping malls since three weeks before the match, making some rushes in its first days sale, caused by system/traffic overload of booking system, with queue up to 2-4 hours is not uncommon. Ticket is however available online. Ticket price is QR100, 150, 500, and 700.

Qatar which is very eager in hosting World Cup 2022, seems utilizing this opportunity to market itself to the world its seriousness in bidding. It is said that Fans Village will be available at Khalifa Stadium, from 3 PM, represents fans from Brazil, England, and Qatar.

Doha Khalifa Stadium

Here is the squad list for the match starting at 8.00 PM, 14 November

Brazil Squad list

Goalkeepers

Julio Cesar (Inter Milan)
Doni (AS Roma)

Defenders

Maicon (Inter Milan)
Daniel Alves (Barcelona)
Fabio Aurelio (Liverpool)
Lucio (Inter Milan)
Luisao (Benfica)
Juan (AS Roma)
Naldo (Werder Bremen)

Midfielders

Michel Bastos (Olympique Lyon)
Gilberto Silva (Panathinaikos)
Elano (Galatasaray)
Julio Baptista (AS Roma)
Felipe Melo (Juventus)
Josue (VfL Wolfsburg)
Lucas (Liverpool)
Ramires (Benfica)
Alex (CSKA Moscow)
Kaka (Real Madrid)

Forwards

Robinho (Manchester City)
Luis Fabiano (Sevilla)
Nilmar (Villarreal)
Hulk (Porto)
Carlos Eduardo (Hoffenheim)

England Squad List

Squad List

Goalkeepers

Ben Foster (Manchester United)
Robert Green (West Ham)
Joe Hart (Birmingham City)

Defenders

Wayne Bridge (Manchester City)
Joleon Lescott (Manchester City)
Wes Brown (Manchester United)
Gary Cahill (Bolton)
Glen Johnson (Liverpool) – withdraw due to injury
John Terry (Chelsea)
Matthew Upson (West Ham)
Stephen Warnock (Aston Villa)

Midfielders

Gareth Barry (Manchester City)
Michael Carrick (Manchester United)
Tom Huddlestone (Tottenham)
Jermaine Jenas (Tottenham)
Frank Lampard (Chelsea) – withdraw due to injury
James Milner (Aston Villa)
Ashley Young (Aston Villa)
Shaun Wright-Phillips (Manchester City)

Forwards

Darren Bent (Sunderland)
Peter Crouch (Tottenham)
Jermain Defoe (Tottenham)
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)

*Beckham will not appear due to prior commitments with LA GALAXY.

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