Previous
Getafe
Valencia
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Wigan Athletic
Ipswich Town
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Academica de Coimbra
Estoril
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Getafe
Valencia
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Wigan Athletic
Ipswich Town
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Chester City
Wrexham
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Spezia
Carpi
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Valenciennes
Clermont Foot
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Academica de Coimbra
Estoril
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
FK Amkar Perm
Krasnodar
1
2
FT
Game Details
FK Torpedo Moscow
Dinamo Moscow
1
1
LIVE 13'
Game Details
Istanbul Buyuksehir BSK
Trabzonspor
4:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Bursaspor
Besiktas
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Defensa y Justicia
San Lorenzo
9:10 PM GMT
Game Details
Racing Club
Newell's Old Boys
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Unión de Santa Fe
Huracán
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Douglas Haig
Guarini A. Franco
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Santamarina
Patronato
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
River Plate
Fénix
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Shimizu S-Pulse
Gamba Osaka
5:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Vegalta Sendai
Kashima Antlers
5:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Albirex Niigata
Urawa Red Diamonds
5:30 AM GMT
Game Details
FC Tokyo
Tokushima Vortis
6:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Yokohama F. Marinos
Sanfrecce Hiroshima
6:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Omiya Ardija
Kawasaki Frontale
6:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Next
May 20, 2014

Hodgson unsure on best England lineup

England midfielder Jack Wilshere shares his high expectations for his team in the World Cup and reveals The Three Lions' preparations for Group D.

England manager Roy Hodgson has confirmed he does not yet know what starting line-up he will name for his first game of this summer's World Cup finals against Italy.

Roy Hodgson named his England squad for the World Cup on Monday -- with Ashley Cole the notable absentee.
Roy Hodgson says England are a long way from naming their starting XI.

Cox: England's Liverpool core

Hodgson confirmed at his squad announcement earlier this month that the make-up of his 23-man party travelling to Brazil this summer has 'changed considerably' since his side secured qualification last October and it seems he is still formulating his game plan for this summer's tournament.

Now he has conceded he has yet to settle on his best first eleven, as he will use warm up games against Peru, Ecuador and Honduras to fine tune his plans ahead of a World Cup date with Italy in Manaus on June 14th.

"I have many ideas but no firm ideas," said Hodgson, before he was asked whether he had his ideal team in mind a little over three week before the World Cup gets underway and he responded: "Not yet. I don't need to do that yet.

"We are a long way off. I don't know how the players are going to be performing in three or four weeks' time. I don't know how their fitness will be either."

Hodgson is planning to attend Italy's warm-up match against the Republic of Ireland at Fulham's Craven Cottage ground on May 31 in London, but he admitted his plans to take on the Azzurri will not be hugely affected by that friendly international.

"I shall be there, but I shall be very careful with my judgements because those games are notoriously tricky," added the England boss.

"You either come away being very impressed or unimpressed and then the team you meet a few weeks later in a competitive game can be a totally different kettle of fish to the one you have seen in the friendlies.

"So I will be watching it and getting a few more ideas on the players I feel I know quite well anyway, but I won't be making very bold judgements as competitive matches are very different."

England are currently at their training camp in Vale do Lobo in Vilamoura, Portugal, with Hodgson confirming the trip to the luxury holiday resort is very much a working venture rather than relaxation for his players.

"We are doing a lot of video work in Portugal," stated Hodgson. "We will be showing the players in units aspects of the Italian game and how that affects us and what we are going to be wanting to do.

"We are not doing it as individual players. We are talking about how our midfield is going to attack or defend. It will be all the midfielders and not just the four or five who we might choose."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.