In the build up to Brazil, England are at a cross roads – one which has seen them saddled with negative expectations and doubts from every corner of the Three Lions ethos. This will be a defining World Cup for not only manager Roy Hodgson, but for the young English players he has included. Will England start down the path of forming a new identity or will they just find another way to come up well short of the mark – today’s pre-World Cup friendly against Peru will start to unlock some of the answers.
On tap for during the match will be the following major topics of discussion;
- The inclusion of Danny Welbeck into tonight’s starting XI and if his selection over Raheem Sterling is warranted
- Should Wayne Rooney remain a vital piece of the England puzzle or should Roy Hodgson begin to look elsewhere
- Can and should England look to replicate the attacking set-up of Liverpool
- What England should look to take away from today’s friendly
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Tweets of the Match
On this performance so far we are definitely going to win the World Cup.
Great play from Lallana. Doing what so many more England players should do – run at opposition defences. Better. #EnglandvPeru
— Jack Colwill (@JSKColwill) May 30, 2014
— Robert T. Błaszczak (@RobertBlaszczak) May 30, 2014
Cracking finish this, England 1-0. https://t.co/DrP9aTTbfo
— TweetChelseaFC (@TweetChelseaFC) May 30, 2014
If Rooney did what Sturridge just did, we'd be seeing "world class" all over the newspapers and BBC Sport, listen, he's overrated!!
— Indigo (@IndigoLFC) May 30, 2014
For those not aware, Hoddle had his England staff walk around the pitch anti-clockwise during the Arg 98 match to bring us luck. We lost.
— The Arsenal Horse (@thearsenalhorse) May 30, 2014
I think that paper airplane that flew across the camera deserves the starting nod over Wayne Rooney #EnglandvPeru
— Young Hoon Kim (@NotVeryOld) May 30, 2014
— Niazy (@Niazy_5406) May 30, 2014
England's fans loudest cheer comes for a paper plane that flew to the centre of the pitch. Speaks volumes about English football. #boring
— Mario Fernandes (@MFds17) May 30, 2014
The paper-plane throwing crowd got its victim in the end: Peru's Hansell Riojas, . The man didn't flinch. #stoicism
— Philippe Auclair (@PhilippeAuclair) May 30, 2014
— brizerla (@brizerla) May 30, 2014
Should Danny Welbeck Start in the World Cup?
- No, but he'll be a great asset off the bench (67%, 2 Votes)
- No, and he should never play (33%, 1 Votes)
- Yes (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 3