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Wales v Brazil - friendly international.

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Match Report
Mark Hughes made six changes to the team that started against Finland. Roger Freestone replaced Mark Crossley, the keeper winning his first cap. Gareth Roberts won his first full cap at left back ahead of Darren Barnard. In came Mark Delaney, Matthew Jones, Iwan Roberts and Dean Saunders for the injured Chris Coleman, Mark Pembridge, Nathan Blake and Ryan Giggs.

A capacity crowd of 72,500 filled the Millennium Stadium as Wales started well and battled for an hour, but three goals in 10 second half minutes earned the talented Brazilians a 3-0 victory.
Key moments
First half
1 min: Gary Speed was unable to direct his header goalwards from a Robbie Savage free kick on the left.
4 mins: A Ze Roberto run produced and excellent saving tackle from Mark Delaney.
7 mins: A Rivaldo shot was pushed wide of his left hand post by Roger Freestone.
15 mins: John Robinson's free-kick found Iwan Roberts, but his backward header went straight into the arms of Dida.
42 mins: Gary Speed hammered in his free kick, which Dida fumbled, only for Cafu to hack the ball clear.
43 mins: A header eight yards out from Cesar Sampaio produced a fine save from Roger Freestone.
Half time score Wales..0 Brazil..0
Second half
46 mins: John Robinson's cross from the left was dummied by Robbie Savage only for Dean Saunders to hook his shot wide from 10 yards.
62 mins: Roger Freestone made excellent saves from Franca and Ze Roberto before the ball fell to Elber in the six-yard box. He then placed the ball home into an empty net.
65 mins: John Robinson cut in from the left and drove a right foot shot against the far post.
70 mins: Cafu struck a dipping right foot volley from just inside the area, which flashed past Roger Freestone into the bottom left-hand corner.
72 mins: Denilson crossed from the left and Rivaldo crashed home a near-post header.
90 mins: Iwan Roberts was put clean through, his cross then failed to find Craig Bellamy as Dida gathered the ball.
Full-time score Wales..0 Brazil..3

Team line-ups
Wales Brazil
1 Roger Freestone 1 Dida
2 Mark Delaney 2 Cafu
3 Gareth Roberts 3 Antonio Carlos
4 Roberts Page 4 Aldair
5 Andy Melville 5 Cesar Sampaio
6 Matthew Jones 6 Silvinho
7 Robbie Savage 7 Franca
8 Dean Saunders 8 Emerson
9 Iwan Roberts 9 Elber
10 Gary Speed 10 Rivaldo
11 John Robinson 11 Ze Roberto
12 Kit Symons 12 Carlos Germano
14 Craig Bellamy 13 Evanilson
15 Darren Barnard 14 Emerson Carvalho
16 Andy Johnson 15 Marcos Assuncao
17 Carl Robinson 16 Denilson
18 Rhys Weston  
21 Mark Crossley  

Match details
Half-time 0-0
Full-time 0-3
Date 23.05.2000
Kick off 7:30pm
Venue Millennium Stadium
City / town Cardiff
Attendance 72,250
Referee Vitor Manuel de Melo Pereira (Portugal)

Match facts
  - M Jones 27  
  - Savage 47  
  63   - Elber
  70   - Cafu
  70   - Jeanneret
  70   - Denilson (Elber)
  73   - Rivaldo
Bellamy (Savage) - 75  
Johnson (M Jones) - 75  
Barnard (Saunders) - 84  
  84   - Evanilson (Antonio Carlos)
  84   - Emerson Carvalho (Aldair)
  84   - Marcos Assuncao (Cafu)

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