Thursday, 16 October 2008

Three City players start for Brazil, liveblogging

Robinho, Elano and Jô all start tonight for Brazil.

Three City players! Starting for Brazil! In a competitive game!!

UPDATE 02.49 I've had half an eye on the game thus far. Elano seems quite heavily involved, just picking out Robinho whose shot was saved. Jô is working hard with little reward. Familiar? Brazil do not look very good defensively.

02.58 Jô, sliding in at the far post, puts a difficult chance into the side netting rather than into the empty goal. Pato is on the bench - could we see him in the second half?

02.59 Half time, 0-0. As turgid and event free as the Presidential debate thus far. It is nice to see Elano doing well in the central midfield role he plays for City.

03.21 Jô still on, and has a chance on 48 minutes. Takes the ball down well, good hit but turned round the post.

Elano off, for Inter's Mancini. 57 minutes gone

03.36 Robinho being driven off in a stretcher, clutching his right hamstring.

04.04 Jo smacks a 91st minute, 35 yard out free kick into the wall.

04.07 0-0 final score. No news on Robinho injury. I'm going to bed.

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