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Published 11 November 2023 2 min read
England Para Teams

Report: Brazil 5 - 0 England Deaf Women

Written by:

Tom Biggs

England Deaf Women were beaten by Brazil in their second group game at the World Deaf Futsal Championships.

Chris Day’s side put in a solid display, but two first-half goals against the run of play and three after the break were enough for Brazil to secure the three points.

Following a difficult opener against Japan on Friday, England knew this would be another tricky test as they took on the hosts – and reigning world champions – in São Paulo.

After almost going ahead through captain Zara Musker at one end, England fell behind moments later as a ball across the box somehow found its way through and beyond Molly Ripley in goal.

The setback didn’t seem to stop England’s momentum, as first Musker and then Emma Brown had efforts well blocked by the Brazil defence.

Unfortunately for Day’s side, a second soon followed for Brazil. A deflected effort wrong-footed Ripley, and the ball found its way into the bottom corner.

England came out looking to get themselves back into the game early in the second half, but it was Brazil who found the third goal of the game, as a clever ball over the top of the defence was finished calmly by the Brazil forward.
Faye Williams went close to scoring for England
Faye Williams went close to scoring for England
Possession certainly wasn’t a problem for England, and a patient passing move was almost rewarded with a goal as they pressed for a route back into the game, but Musker’s pass aiming for Brown was intercepted at the last moment by a Brazil defender.

A powerful strike from Faye Williams also went close but as England pushed forward, Brazil were able to add three further goals to secure the victory.

Day’s side will be back in action on Monday, as they take on Germany, before games against Argentina and Ireland round off the group.

England: 1 Molly Ripley, 3 Zara Musker ©, 4 Maisie O’Shea, 7 Danielle Evans, 8 Faye Williams

Substitutes used: 5 Louise Hogan, 6 Lucindha Lawson, 9 Rose Kent, 10 Emma Brown

Head coach: Chris Day