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FULL TIME: Italy 2-2 Brazil (International Friendly, Geneva)

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21:30 - Italy hit back through De Rossi and a superb Balotelli strike to earn a deserved draw in the second half. It was a pleasure to watch this game and hopefully there will be repeat performances when these two meet in the Confederations Cup this summer, having been drawn in the same group alongside Japan and Mexico.

90+3' - FULL TIME. Italy 2-2 Brazil. The referee calls time on a fantastic friendly.

90+2' - Final few moments of action sees Italy with a free-kick out wide on the right, which is cleared by Luiz.

90+1' - SUBSTITUTION. Bayern Munich's Luiz Gustavo enters the fray for Hernanes.

90' - Three minutes of injury time to be played as Brazil push forward.

88' - Diamanti takes a set-piece in a similar position but almost clears the stadium with his poor effort.

86' - Neymar hits a free-kick straight into the wall after a foul on Kaka.

84' - SUBSTITUTION. Hulk is replaced by Fluminense's Jean.

83' - El Shaarawy flashes an effort just wide of Cesar's post, but the goalkeeper didn't seem worried.

83' - SUBSTITUTION. Balotelli won't be able to score the winner as he goes off for Gilardino. Will there be a third for either side?

80' - A clever corner kick from Diamanti is played to the edge of the box and Cerci shoots on the turn but it goes high over the bar.

79' - SUBSTITUTION. Diamanti replaces the injured De Rossi.

78' - Hulk whips the set piece in with his left foot and Buffon leaves his line to claim the ball, but he ends up sticking a knee into De Rossi's back in the process.

77' - YELLOW CARD. Christian Maggio picks up a booking for a foul on Neymar and concedes a free-kick near corner of the box.

76' - SUBSTITUTION. Marcelo comes on at left-back as Felipe Luis leaves the pitch.

75' - CHANCE! Great block from Dante as he goes to ground to block Balotelli's strike and send it over the bar.

73' - Italy on top of possession again as Brazil look very rushed on the ball.

71' - Balotelli wins a free-kick after a foul by Serie A rival Hernanes, which the former Manchester City star is not happy about.

69' - YELLOW CARD. Another Brazil booking after Felipe Luis puts in a late, heavy tackle as Italy look to break.

68' - SUBSTITUTION. Atlético Madrid's Diego Costa replaces Fred to earn his first Brazil cap. The 24-year-old has been in fine form this season, including two goals against Osasuna on Sunday.

68' - CHANCE! The Azzurri almost score from another from a corner as Bonucci rises highest to meet El Shaarawy's cross, but his glancing header goes wide of the far post.

67' - SUBSTITUTION. Emanuele Giaccherini goes off for Andrea Poli.

63' - CHANCE! Italy almost complete the comeback as Montolivo's shot is deflected into the path on an unmarked Balotelli, but Cesar is off his line very quickly to smother his effort.

62' - YELLOW CARD. Hernanes is booked for a cynical foul.

61' - SUBSTITUTION. Real Madrid's Kaká comes on in place of Oscar.

60' - Non-stop action at the Stade de Geneve this evening. Neymar and Oscar combine and Fred shoots from the top of the box but it trickles just wide of the post.

58' - CHANCE! A good opportunity for Brazil to regain the lead as Neymar feeds Hulk down the left but the Zenit man loses his footing with only Buffon to beat.

57' - GOAL! Italy 2-2 Brazil (Mario Balotielli) Fantastic goal from the AC Milan star, who is given too much space 20 yards from goal and whips a superb shot into the top corner. What a goal.

55' - Neymar's free-kick from outside the area is plucked out of the air by Buffon.

53' - GOAL! Italy 1-2 Brazil (Daniele De Rossi) Poor corner but Dani Alves completely misses his header and De Rossi is on hand to direct the ball into the net. Have to feel sorry for Cesar.

49' - Inviting cross from Cerci towards Balotelli but he heads over while under pressure from Alves. The young striker has found a lot of space tonight and could well score.

48' - Alves' cross from the right is headed away. Brazil look to increase their lead further.

46' - The second half is underway!

20:32 - Cesare Prandelli brings on Cerci and El Shaarawy in place of Pirlo and Osvaldo. No changes from Luiz Felipe Scolari. 

20:30 - Players returning to the field for the second-half. Here's hoping it will be as entertaining as the first! Great exhibition so far.

20:18 - Despite their dominance, Italy trail at the break after Brazil took their only two chances to claim two goals through Fred and Oscar.

45' - HALF TIME. Italy 0-2 Brazil. No added time at the end of the first 45 minutes.

44' - CHANCE! Osvaldo almost responds immediately as he clips a shot across the face of goal that sends César scrambling.

42' - GOAL! Italy 0-2 Brazil (Oscar). Great counter-attack from the Seleção. Neymar picks the ball up and drives into the Italian half before slipping the ball through to Oscar, who pokes the ball home with the outside of his boot.

41' - Hernanes is denied a one-on-one following Neymar's pass as De Sciglio comes across and forces him off the ball.

40' - Pirlo works the ball onto his left before trying to bend a shot into the far corner.

37' - CHANCE! César on-hand to make another save as Balotelli goes close from 25 yards. The Brazilian goalkeeper luckily diverts the ball far enough away from Giaccherini as he follows up. César has seen the most action during this first-half.

34' - Great move from Brazil to take the lead. The Italians have undoubtedly dominated proceedings so far but all it took was one good chance.

32' - GOAL! Italy 0-1 Brazil (Fred) The Seleção take the lead against the run of play through Fred. The Fluminense star coolly places a volley past Buffon after the ball fell to him at the back post following Filipe Luis' cross.

30' - Dani Alves tries to play a one-two and bomb down the right but sends his pass straight to the opposition.

28' - Montolivo goes for goal from 25 yards out but his effort is skewed well off target.

27' - Brazil shift the ball quickly and try to break as Oscar plays a crisp pass to Neymar but the Santos man loses out as he tries to turn his marker.

25' - Little threat going forward from the Seleção so far.

24' - David Luiz is penalised for coming straight through the back of Milan forward Balotelli as Italy threatened to break.

22' - Hulk earns Brazil their first corner of the game but it is taken short and nothing comes of it.

20' - CHANCE! Fantastic floated ball from Pirlo to play Maggio in behind the Brazil back-line. The defender could have done better as he is denied by an onrushing César.

18' - Balotelli's cross from the left is headed just over by Roma striker Osvaldo. Far too easy for the Azzurri so far.

17' - Free-kick to Brazil from distance. Brazil debutant Fernando fails to trouble Buffon.

16'- Montolivo is penalised again, this time for coming through the back of Dani Alves.

13' - Montolivo brings down Oscar.

13' - Balotelli cuts inside from the left and attempts to steer an effort into the bottom right corner, but Luiz gets an important touch. Corner kick.

12' - End-to-end action during these opening exchanges. Lazio's Hernanes hits a strike wide from outside the box.

7'- A dangerous moment for Brazil as Dani Alves plays the ball back to the goalkeeper from the edge of his own six-yard box with Osvaldo ready to pounce.

5'- SAVE! Another good stop from QPR goalkeeper César, who uses his feet to block Mario Balotelli's close range effort.

4'- Brazil reply through Neymar, who tries his luck from outside the box but his effort is beaten away by Buffon.

2' - Júlio César makes a strong save to his right following a shot from Giaccherini, who replaced Marchisio in the starting line-up at the last minute.

1' - Despite this being a 'friendly' match you can expect a thrilling, 90 minutes here between two of world football's most prestigious teams.

19:30 - KICK OFF! Italy get the game underway.

19:28 - Chelsea's David Luiz wearing the captain's armband this evening, in the absence of Thiago Silva.

19:24 - The teams are out on the pitch at the Stade de Geneve. Time for Brazil's national anthem.

BRAZIL XI: Júlio César; Daniel Alves, David Luiz (C), Dante, Filipe Luís; Fernando, Hernanes, Oscar; Hulk, Fred, Neymar.

ITALY XI: Buffon; Maggio, Barzagli, Bonucci, De Sciglio; De Rossi, Pirlo, Montolivo, Giaccherini; Balotelli, Osvaldo.

19:15 GMT - Welcome to Sambafoot's live coverage of this evening's international friendly between Brazil and Italy in Geneva, Switzerland. Team news to follow...


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