LITESPORT London Lite Friday, 13 November 2009 59 Hey you,who wishes the whole paper was just sport.Youre covered. Based on information available at time of going to press.Terms and conditions apply. Find out more at As the UKs biggest network, we cover more people than any other.As the UKs biggest network, we cover more peopleAs the UKs biggest network, we cover more people 1m LAMPS CLAIMBREAKING NEWS... Strauss is on standby as Cook falls ill ENGLAND may yet need to call on the services of Test captain Andrew Strauss for their opening Twenty20 clash against South Africa in Johannesburg tonight after Alastair Cook (above) went down with a sore throat. Strauss was condemned for opting out of the Twenty20s by rival skipper Graeme Smith yesterday but with Kevin Pietersen not due to return to action until next week, England are short of reserve top- order batting. Strauss has been in fine form at the start of the tour, hitting 72 against the Eagles and an unbeaten 117 against the Warriors, before handing over the captaincy to Paul Collingwood for the Twenty20 games this weekend. Collingwood began his stint in charge with a four-wicket defeat against South Africa A on Tuesday when the England batting subsided for a paltry 89. GRIM SMITH WINS BATTLE: PAGES 54&55 INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY DOHA. TOMORROW, LIVE ON ITV1 FROM 4.15PM (KO: 5PM) BRAZIL v ENGLAND LATEST BETTING MATCH ODDS Brazil 6-5, England 12-5, Draw 5-2. FIRST GOALSCORER Fabiano 11-2, Rooney 7-1, Nilmar 7-1, Hulk 7-1, Defoe 8-1, Kaka 8-1, Bent 9-1, Crouch 9-1, Alex 14-1. LAST MEETING 1 JUNE 2007 ENGLAND1BRAZIL1(FRIENDLY) lT says much about Steve McClarens reign that a 1-1 draw in a prestige friendly was just about as good as it got for the wally with a brolly. This was Englands first game at the new Wembley and a victory looked like being on the cards when captain John Terry powered home David Beckhams free kick. But Diegos last minute header denied England victory. MATCH FACTS Brazil and England have met 22 times in international football. Brazil have won ten, England three and there have been nine draws. England have not won in the last three matches between the sides outside of England, losing the last two, since a 2-0 win at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, June 1984. John Barnes and Mark Hateley scored the goals . Englandhavewon13.6%of theirmatchesagainstBrazila lowerwinningpercentage againstthemthananyofthe othersixWorldCup-winning countriestheyhavefaced. Brazil qualified for as record 19th consecutive World Cup Finals by finishing top of the South American qualifying group one point clear of Chile. REFABDULRAHMANABDOU(QATAR) KEY MEN MAICON BRAZIL RAFAELBENITEZSbeliefthat GlenJohnsonisamongthebest right-backsintheworldhassome weight,buttheLiverpoolstar isntfittolaceMaiconsboots. TheInterMilanstarappearsto havewonthebattlewithDaniel AlvestobeDungasfirstchoice, whichisnomeanfeat.Asolid defender,powerfuldribbleranda regulargoalscoer,itsnowonder the28-year-oldisrumouredtobe nextonManchesterCitys shoppinglist. WAYNE ROONEY ENGLAND THEREarentmanyofthecurrent Englandsquadwhowouldwalk intoBrazilsstartingline-upbut theManchesterUnitedforward certainlywould.Anyhope Englandhaveoflivinguptotheir billingasWorldCupsecond favouriteswillrevolvearoundthe formandfitnessofnewDad Rooney,whoenduredatorrid tournamentthreeyearsagoon thebackofametatarsalinjury. BRAZIL 4-3-3 ENGLAND 4-4-2 RooneyCrouch TerryUpson Carrick Bridge Brown W-Phillips Green Barry POSSIBLE LINE-UPS CesarMaicon Aurelio LucioNaldo Elano Cesar Nilmar Melo Silva KakaFabiano Milner Maic my day: Brazil defender Maicon starred in the Confederations Cup during the summer MATCH ODDS South American qualifying group one point index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html48.html49.html50.html51.html52.html53.html54.html55.html56.html57.html58.html59.html60.html61.html62.html63.html