England 1-2 Brazil: Debinha double condemns Lionesses to defeat

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By Alistair Magowan
BBC Sport at Riverside Stadium
Englands World Cup homecoming was spoiled by Brazil as the Lionesses poor run of form continued before a record crowd to get a match out Wembley.
Phil Nevilles side conceded two intentions that were bad as their winless run long to five matches.
Was the beneficiary of a mistake by England goalkeeper Mary Earps, that let the strikers header slide underneath her four minutes, although debinha felt both.
It got worse midway through the second half when Debinhas shot was deflected up and over Earps moments after the record presence was declared.
And although replacement Beth England raised the crowd with a dazzling header, her first England purpose, Brazil maintained on for a derserved win under new manager Pia Sundhage.
Having conquered and in February in the SheBelieves Cupthis was another setback to Neville, whose side won a match in the World Cup quarter-final from Norway 100 days back.
Ever since that time, they have lost four out of five games, and threw away a two-goal lead to draw with Belgium.
Brazil – that are ranked 11th in the world below England – didnt trouble the hosts for spells on Saturday, however they had the killer touch that the Lionessess lacked, after soaking up pressure from the first half.
Neville will hope his side, and england confront Portual on Tuesday can return to winning ways ahead of his team sponsor facing whats set for a record crowd for a womens game at Wembley on 9 November, Germany.

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