England face Peru in their latest international friendly fixture tonight.
The game kicks off at Wembley Stadium at 20:00 GMT, with game available live streaming online to watch with Bet365.
England will step up their World Cup preparations when they take on South American side Peru on Friday at Wembley. The game will be their final game in front of their home fans before they make the trip to Brazil via Florida.
Roy Hodgson’s men have been relaxing, bonding and training in Portugal and on Friday the footballing world will get an idea of how exactly those sessions have gone.
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While the training with extra-layers of clothes won’t matter too much in London, what will matter is a good result and a good send off.
England have lost two of their last three home games with Germany and Chile both claiming London successes however the fact that those games were experimental friendlies won’t have bother Hodgson too much.
Last time out they managed a 1-0 win over Denmark with Daniel Sturridge’s late winner the difference. The Liverpool man is set to be a key man for the Three Lions this summer and he should get his chance to show that on Friday in a front three that should include Wayne Rooney and could include Raheem Sterling.
Rooney, however has come in from criticism coming into the game from well respected ex England midfielder Paul Scholes.
England captain Steven Gerrard has dismissed comments by Paul Scholes that Wayne Rooney is past his best. http://t.co/m06OOHgGRJ
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) May 30, 2014
Given the impact that the English players at Liverpool made at club level it is no surprise to see them forming the fulcrum of the team and alongside Sturridge and indeed Sterling expect to see the likes of Jordan Henderson, Glen Johnson and Captain Steven Gerrard feature.
It will be interesting to see if Hodgson plays two separate teams in each half or how he manages the squad especially with a game against Ecuador in Florida on the 4th June.
England will head to Brazil with expectations amongst the footballing public low especially due to an inexperienced and youthful squad being name however given the unknown element of the likes of Sterling, Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana and indeed Sturridge they could spring a surprise.
To do that they will need to gel quickly as a unit, build camaraderie and win games starting with Peru.
The South American’s have not won since beating Ecuador in a World Cup qualifier in June 2013.
Since then they have lost 4 and drawn 2 but they will travel to London in good spirits as they look to get new managers Pablo Bengoechea’s reign off to a good start.
Bengoechea only took over the job in March on a nine month deal so he is very much in the shop window and he will be out to make an impression.
He will however have to do so without experienced attacking pair Claudio Pizarro and Jose Paolo Guerrero whilst handing debuts to Jean Deza and Miguel Trauco.