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Tottenham forward Richarlison could reach 50 caps in upcoming friendly games against England and Spain – Getty Images/Sebastian FrejEngland host Brazil on Saturday in the first of two pre-Euro 2024 friendlies during this international window, as Gareth Southgate moves a step closer to naming his squad for the tournament.Ahead of the fixture, Tottenham forward Richarlison has spoken about the benefits of seeing a therapist and welcomed Brazil’s decision to add a squad psychologist to its senior set up.The second friendly is against Belgium three days later.These matches are a chance for Southgate to experiment ahead of picking his final 23-man party to fly to Germany for the start of the European Championship on June 14.When do England play Brazil?Saturday, March 23.What time does England vs Brazil start?Kick-off is at 7pm (GMT).Where is the match being held?The two sides will meet at Wembley, the home of English football.What channel is it on TV?The match will be shown live on Channel 4, with coverage beginning at 6pm.Alternatively, you can follow all the action via our live blog, with commentary and analysis from our team of reporters at the ground.What is the latest England team news?Manchester United teenager Kobbie Mainoo has been called up to the England squad for the friendlies against Brazil and Belgium. The 18-year-old has been moved into Southgate’s senior squad having initially been named in the Under-21s.Mainoo, a former Under-17 and Under-19 international, has burst onto the scene at Old Trafford this season, racking up 20 appearances so far.Jarrad Branthwaite and Anthony Gordon also received their first England call-ups but there is no place for Kalvin Phillips.Joe Gomez, who won the last of his 11 senior caps in October 2020, has returned from the international wilderness.Ivan Toney is back involved at the first opportunity after serving an eight-month Football Association betting ban, but Raheem Sterling is conspicuous by his absence once again.Meanwhile, Southgate has revealed in-form Arsenal defender Ben White does not want to be selected by England at the moment.The 26-year-old has starred for the Premier League leaders this season but has not featured for the national team since the 2022 World Cup.White returned early from Qatar for what the Football Association called “personal reasons” and reports later emerged of an alleged bust-up with England assistant Steve Holland.Southgate has denied any such bust-up occured and hoped to include the defender in his squad for March’s friendlies against Brazil and Belgium. The manager revealed White would otherwise have been picked, explaining: “Clearly on form I can’t sit here and say he doesn’t deserve to be in.“We, John McDermott and I, had a call from Edu (Arsenal sporing director) last week (and he) said Ben didn’t want to be considered for England squads at this time.“For me that is a great shame. He is a player we took to the Euros, a player we took to the World Cup and I spoke to him post-Qatar because I wanted to pick him.“He is not available to us and there is no issue between us at all and I also should say there is never any issue with (coach) Steve Holland because that has been mentioned in articles and I don’t like that.“I want that door wide open. He would be in this squad but he’s not available to us and I have to focus on who can help us.”England squad to face Brazil and BelgiumGoalkeepers: Sam Johnstone (Crystal Palace), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal)Defenders: Jarrad Branthwaite (Everton), Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Lewis Dunk (Brighton & Hove Albion), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Ezri Konsa (Aston Villa), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Kyle Walker (Manchester City)Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Real Madrid), Conor Gallagher (Chelsea), Jordan Henderson (Ajax), James Maddison (Tottenham Hotspur), Kobbie Mainoo (Manchester United), Declan Rice (Arsenal)Forwards: Jarrod Bowen (West Ham United) Phil Foden (Manchester City), Anthony Gordon (Newcastle United), Harry Kane (Bayern Munich), Cole Palmer (Chelsea), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Ivan Toney (Brentford), Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa)England vs Brazil head-to-headThe last time these two sides met in a competitive match was the 2002 World Cup quarter-final, with Brazil winning 2-1 courtesy of Ronaldinho’s infamous free-kick.PredictionsEngland should have enough quality to deal with a new-look Brazil team, who are on a difficult run of form.England to win: 2-0Match oddsEngland to win: 10/11Brazil to win: 10/3Draw: 11/4Odds correct as of March 19Take a look at these Euro 2024 betting offers and free betsRicharlison: I was at rock bottom – therapy saved my lifeRicharlison, the Brazil and Tottenham forward, has said therapy “saved his life” after he sought psychological help last year.Richarlison said he hit “rock bottom” after a turbulent time on and off the field in 2023, and he has now encouraged other players to look for mental support.The Brazilian national team has added a psychologist to its senior setup for the first time, ahead of their upcoming friendlies against England and Spain.Richarlison, who would reach 50 international appearances if he plays in both of those matches, said: “It is very important for the national team to have a psychologist to help the players.“Only we know the pressure we suffer, not just on the pitch but off it. I suffered more even outside. It is important to have a psychologist.“We know the prejudice that exists when someone says they are looking for help. I myself had it, but I don’t have it any more.“As a national team player with an active voice, I tell people to seek help because it saved my life. I was already at rock bottom.”Richarlison said in September that he would seek psychological help after being seen in tears during a match against Bolivia. He revealed that off-field problems were behind his emotions, saying that “people who were close to me” had created issues.Richarlison had also endured a difficult time on the pitch, where he struggled to find any consistency in his performances for Spurs following his £60 million move from Everton in July 2022.Since having surgery on a groin problem in November, though, he has rediscovered his form. In his last 13 appearances in all competitions, Richarlison has scored nine goals.“I went through months of difficulty, with pain in my groin,” he said. “Thankfully, I had the operation and it went well. I worked hard and I returned earlier than expected. I feel 100 per cent.“I am back in the Premier League, helping my club. A few months ago, when I didn’t get a call-up to the national team, I said I will return. I worked hard during those days. I’m happy, and I have managed to turn things around.”Broaden your horizons with award-winning British journalism. Try The Telegraph free for 3 months with unlimited access to our award-winning website, exclusive app, money-saving offers and more.

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