Freddie Woodman told the FA site that he is excited by today’s meeting with Brazil at Aggborough, Kidderminster Harrier’s home ground.
The two nations met at the national football centre in Burton this week. The 1 – 1 draw at St George’s Park was played behind closed doors and featured Adam Armstrong, who played the first 75 minutes.
The friendlies are part of the Three Lions build-up to next summer’s U20 World Cup. It’s the fourtieth anniversary of the first tournament held in Tunisia in 1977. South Korea sees England build on the success at youth levels in recent years.
Woodman was a member of the Under-17 squad which won the European Championships in 2014. The squad is largely the same as the Under-20’s now and feeds the hope that they will do well next year.
Woodman said of today’s match:
“When you mention Brazil, the first things that come to your head are flair and skill and all of the great players that have played for them.
“It’s going to be a great test for us and one that I’m definitely looking forward to. To say that I’ve played against Brazil along with all of the other teams I’ve played against with England, it just looks good.”
Things didn’t go so well for Woodman or Armstrong, who was substituted on 62 minutes. Brazil ran out 2 – 1 winners earlier today, ruing Armstrong’s missed first half penalty.
That luck continued in the post-match penalty shootout which Brazil won 3 – 2.