Friendly Endrick comes off bench to help Brazil sink England at Wembley

Wonderkid Endrick scored his first goal for Brazil as the five-time world champions hit England’s Euro 2024 preparations with a 1-0 victory at Wembley.

The 17-year-old sensation will join Real Madrid from Palmeiras this summer for £62m, but showed Europe a glimpse of his potential with a poacher’s finish with nine minutes remaining, tapping in after Jordan Pickford saved Vinicius Jnr’s one-on-one chance.

Endrick had only just come on as a substitute and his celebrations were wild. Pickford then denied him a second with the last kick of the game – it was some cameo.

Brazil should have been ahead long before that breakthrough, with Kyle Walker injuring himself in the process of stopping a goal-bound Vinicius shot in a first half which also saw Rodrygo fire wide after Harry Maguire’s error and Lucas Paqueta hit a post.

England’s defending was ragged.The home side felt West Ham’s Paqueta should have been shown a second yellow card for a foul on the targeted Jude Bellingham before the break, but they should have hit the net themselves when Ollie Watkins – given his chance in the absence of injured captain Harry Kane – blazed over inside the box.

  • Sky Sports.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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