Brazil v England: Family pride at stake for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is determined to maintain his family's reputation when he walks out at the Maracana on Sunday.
Last Updated: 31/05/13 8:32am
The Arsenal winger's father Mark Chamberlain was part of the England side which won 2-0 at Brazil's most famous stadium back in 1984.
Now Oxlade-Chamberlain is likely to feature in the first game at the revamped arena, which has been passed fit to host this weekend's friendly despite safety fears.
He said: "I'm looking forward to getting there and seeing what it's all about.
"Hopefully I get a chance to play, with what my dad has done out there it adds a bit more history and a bit more of a proud feeling to be out there.
"He's not told me what to expect. If I asked what it's like he would tell me, but he has not made a big fuss. I asked him once how he did and he just said he had a pretty good game."
Oxlade-Chamberlain missed a good second-half chance to earn his side victory over the Republic of Ireland on Wednesday, and the 20-year-old reckons England have a point to prove in Brazil.
He said: "We want to take the disappointment we felt from Tuesday into the game against Brazil and put it right.
"We want to make sure that we take the positives out of the performance, like how we did in the second half, into the next game and what better stage than the Maracana in Brazil to try and do something good."