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Newcastle United's Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimaraes. (Photo by DANIEL RAMALHO/AFP via Getty Images)Newcastle United's Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimaraes. (Photo by DANIEL RAMALHO/AFP via Getty Images)
Newcastle United's Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimaraes. (Photo by DANIEL RAMALHO/AFP via Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images
Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes is preparing to face England with Brazil.

Bruno Guimaraes and his Brazil teammates are training at Arsenal's London Colney ahead of Saturday evening's friendly against England (kick-off 7pm).

Guimaraes will return to Wembley for the first time since being left in tears after Newcastle United lost the Carabao Cup final 2-0 to Manchester United in February last year. But the midfielder is hoping to leave with happier memories this time around.

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"It was [hurtful]. But to see the stadium full of 20,000 or 30,000 Geordies was massive," said Guimaraes. "I'm looking forward to playing a big game against England. I want to play well and make Brazil win, it will be unbelievable.

Newcastle United's Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimaraes. (Photo by DANIEL RAMALHO/AFP via Getty Images)Newcastle United's Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimaraes. (Photo by DANIEL RAMALHO/AFP via Getty Images)
Newcastle United's Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimaraes. (Photo by DANIEL RAMALHO/AFP via Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images

"Wembley is massive for everyone. It is already very special but now I am going there, we have to win. I want to go there and win now.

The 26-year-old will hope to be named in the starting XI, however faces stiff competition from the likes of Casemiro - who scored in last year's final - and Aston Villa's Douglas Luiz.

The fixtures marks Dorival Junior's first game in charge of Brazil after he was appointed in January, so Guimaraes and his teammates will keen to impress their new boss on the training pitch in North London.

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It could also be a chance for the former Lyon star to go up against Newcastle teammate Anthony Gordon, who has been handed his first England call-up.

"He [Gordon] has been amazing," said Guimaraes. "He is so quick. When he's on the ball we know he will do something special. No one at the club deserves to be in the England squad more than him. He has been unbelievable for us, he is always scoring and assisting.

"He deserves to be there, and he is a lovely guy as well. I'm very happy for him. I hope he can get some minutes in the England squad and I think for me to play against him would be massive for both us and the club as well."

After the meeting with England, Brazil fly to Madrid to take on Spain in another friendly. Meanwhile, the Three Lions welcome Belgium to Wembley.

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