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Mark Chamberlain Fell Asleep And Missed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Goal Vs Brazil

03/06/2013 13:31 BST | Updated 03/06/2013 13:39 BST

Former England international Mark Chamberlain missed the highlight of son Alex's career tonight - because he fell asleep.

Arsenal midfielder Oxlade-Chamberlain mirrored his father by playing for his country in Brazil's Maracanã Stadium, but went one step better by scoring in the iconic venue.

He climbed off the bench to draw Roy Hodgson's men level at 1-1 with a fine half volley, but his dad missed the magic moment.

Chamberlain told BBC Radio 5 Live: "I was a bit gutted. I actually didn't see it. I had loads of texts saying it was a fantastic goal.

"I was dropping his mother off at the airport at 6am this morning and I fell asleep. I have it on tape and will watch it back."

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Mark Chamberlain played in the Maracanã in 1984

Oxlade-Chamberlain and his team-mates had looked to be emulating his father's team of 1984 at one point, with Wayne Rooney's goal putting them 2-1 up.

They had to settle for a draw, though, meaning Chamberlain senior remains a member of the last England team to win in Brazil.

Upon hearing that his dad had drifted off, missing the highlight of his son's career, Oxlade-Chamberlain said: "Did he fall asleep?! That sounds like him!"

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Chamberlain struck a superb equaliser

The Arsenal winger revealed his dad is so laid back that he has yet to get in touch to congratulate him.

The 19-year-old said with a smile: "He will be the last one to contact me!"