After their less than impressive 3-0 friendly win against Peru with a scoreline that was more flattering than anything else, England suit up against fellow World Cup contestant Ecuador in Miami, Florida. The climate for the match will be far closer to that which The Three Lions will face in Brazil in just over a week, and this match will be a better test to benchmark Roy Hodgson’s men. The England gaffer has also gone with a drastically different starting XI for the match as he continues to experiment with his squad – as always, co-Editors Drew and Young will bring you coverage from start to finish complete with analysis, thoughts, opinions and banter.
On tap for during the match will be the following major topics of discussion;
- Rickie Lambert starting at striker and what that means for the England attack
- Wayne Rooney being slotted into the left-wing slot as Hodgson continues to try to find ways to make England work with him – is this his last chance?
- Ross Barkley starting after he impressed in less than ten-minutes against Peru
- Have England found more cohesion on the pitch than they exhibited against Peru
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Tweets of the Match
— James Gunn (@The_Gunn_Man) June 4, 2014
— Mark Baade (@MarkJBaade) June 4, 2014
I say to Kiyotake "England lose already goal to Ecuador!" He say "is Cleverley play?" I say "No." He say "Smalling?" I say "Yes!" So funny.
— Evil Kagawa (@evilkagawa) June 4, 2014
Curtis Davies should have gone! I don't caaaaaaare
— Shain (@Shain_AFC) June 4, 2014
LAMBERT gives England the lead http://t.co/GPTup10FYM
— Football Vines (@FootballVines) June 4, 2014
England are now down to 10 men. Oh wait James Milner is still on the field. #ENGvECU
— Joe (@joegrover7) June 4, 2014
— Fabiáה Flores₁₄ (@FabyFloresBSC10) June 4, 2014