Football Weekly Extra: Jack Wilshere and England tear strips off Brazilians by Guardian Football Weekly published on 2013-02-14T13:01:57Z <strong><a href="http://www.twitter.com/acjimbo">James Richardson</a></strong> has <strong><a href="http://www.twitter.com/bglendenning">Barry Glendenning</a></strong>, <strong><a href="http://www.twitter.com/honigstein">Rafa Honigstein</a></strong> and big audio dynamite <strong>Rob Smyth</strong> in the pod for this distinctly international-flavoured edition of <strong>Football Weekly Extra</strong>. We start by keeping our expectations in check after <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2013/feb/06/england-brazil-international-friendly">England beat Brazil 2-1, a game in which Jack Wilshere excelled</a> and <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/blog/2013/feb/06/brazil-ronaldinho-neymar-england">Neymar looked little more than two haircuts rolled into one</a>. Next, we round up the rest of the international friendlies – including wins for <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2013/feb/06/wales-austria-international-friendly">Wales</a>, <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/blog/2013/feb/07/gordon-strachan-challenge-scotland">Scotland</a> and <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2013/feb/06/republic-ireland-poland-friendly">Ireland</a> – before tapping up our friend <strong>Jonathan Wilson</strong>, who has some words of wisdom about the <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/africa-cup-of-nations-2013">Africa Cup of Nations</a> semi-finals. (Sadly, most of what he had to say about the triumphs of <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/video/2013/feb/07/nigerias-win-mali-lagos-video">Nigeria</a> and <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/video/2013/feb/07/burkina-faso-joy-at-progress-to-africa-cup-of-nations-final-video">Burkina Faso</a> failed to overcome transcontinental telephony, but hey, that's the showbiz for you...) Finally, we wrap up the rest of the week's news, such as <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/blog/2013/feb/05/alex-mcleish-nottingham-forest-exit">Alex McLeish and Nottingham Forest parting ways</a>, before looking forward ever-so-slightly to return of the Premier League this weekend with mouthwatering fixtures like Stoke v Reading and Norwich v Fulham. Yes. <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/series/james-richardson-european-newspaper-review">Jimbo's European paper review will be up on Friday</a>, and<strong><a href="http://www.twitter.com/zonal_marking"> Michael Cox </a></strong>and <strong><a href="http://www.twitter.com/barneyronay">Barney Ronay</a></strong> are due back in near-earth orbit on Monday. Until then, podders, here's <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qgu0UNQwTlU">Vanilla Ice's cover of Buffalo Soldier</a>, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOP9SZ2yqTQ">Ralf Wiggum's heart breaking</a>, and German singing sensation <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sJxxikKk8Q">Heino</a>.