Walcott and Wilshere shine for England

Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere both starred as England beat five times World Champions Brazil 2-1 at Wembley last night.

Wilshere in particular drew praise from manager Roy Hodgson for an assured performance in central midfield alongside captain Steven Gerrard.

The 21 year old, who was starting for his country for the first time since May 2011 having spent the majority of the last eighteen months on the treatment table, was voted man of the match.

Meanwhile Walcott was a constant threat for the hosts, and had a hand in Wayne Rooney’s 26th minute opener.

Elsewhere, Laurent Koscielny, Bacary Sagna and Lukas Podolski all started as France hosted Germany where the visitors ran out 2-1 winners, while Santi Carzola and Nacho Monreal both featured in Spain’s 3-1 win over Uruguay.

Tomas Rosicky played 74 minutes in Czech Republic’s 2-0 win over Turkey, while Wojech Szczesny played 45 minutes against Republic of Ireland, conceding one of two goals for Giovanni Trapatoni’s men.

Finally, the Telegraph have reported that Arsene Wenger could once again move for Toulouse midfielder Etienne Capoue, after failing with a move last month.

The 24 year old was a half time substitute in France’s defeat to Germany in Paris.

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