Football: Oxlade-Chamberlain's dad in dreamland as he scores

LONDON (REUTERS) - Former England winger Mark Chamberlain missed his son Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's goal against Brazil at the Maracana stadium on Sunday because he fell asleep during the football friendly.

"I didn't see it. I was dropping his mother off at the airport at 6am this morning so I fell asleep," he told BBC radio after the match.

"I've had loads of texts saying it was a fantastic goal,"added Chamberlain, who played for England when they won in Brazil in 1984.

Arsenal teenager Oxlade-Chamberlain equalised for England in the 67th minute, only five minutes after he had come on as a substitute, in what ended as a 2-2 draw.

"Did he fall asleep? That sounds like him," the player said on being told about his father's dozing off.