England, Brazil close out year with 0-0 draw in friendly
An inexperienced England side stifled another of soccer's leading teams on Tuesday, drawing 0-0 with Brazil after a scoreless draw with world champion Germany last week.
In a friendly of few chances in front of 84,595 fans at Wembley Stadium, the closest England and Germany came to breaking the deadlock came in the final 15 minutes.
A long-range strike from Fernandinho shaved the post and Neymar fed Paulinho, who was denied at the near post by England goalkeeper Joe Hart.
Dominic Solanke could have won it for England on his international debut in the closing minutes, but he failed to control Ashley Young's cross, enabling goalkeeper Ramses Becker to gather the ball.
It was the final game of the year for England and Brazil, which are now waiting to see who they will be paired with at the 2018 World Cup when the draw takes place next month.
McKennie, Adams set for US debuts against Portugal
Midfielders Weston McKennie and Tyler Adams are making their U.S. national team debuts in Tuesday night's exhibition at Portugal, the first game for the Americans since they failed to qualify for next year's World Cup.
Ethan Horvath is in goal for the match at Leiria, his first appearance since his debut against Cuba in October 2016.
DeAndre Yedlin is at right back, John Brooks and Matt Miazga in central defense and Eric Lichaj at left back. Danny Williams, captaining the U.S. for the first time, also is in midfield along with Kellyn Acosta. Juan Agudelo is at forward along with C.J. Sapong, who is making his third international appearance.
Goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez and defender Cameron Carter-Vickers are on the bench and could make their debuts as substitutes. Josh Sargent, the first American to train with the under-17, under20 and senior national teams in the same year, did not dress because of a strained right quadriceps.
Dave Sarachan is the interim U.S. coach following the resignation of Bruce Arena.