Roy Hodgson ‘s England host Denmark in a friendly international at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday night as final preparations for this summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil gather pace, and the Three Lions are expected to line up in a 4-3-3 formation with these players…
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GK: Ben Foster (West Bromwich Albion)
The Baggies shot stopper gets a chance to stake his claim to be first-choice Joe Hart’s understudy at this summer’s World Cup against the Danes in midweek after the keeper had temporarily decided to retire from international football three years ago.
RB: Glen Johnson (Liverpool)
The experienced Reds full back has only just returned to action following a recent layoff designed to help cure niggling knee and shoulder injuries, and the full back is now in line to win his 50th cap for his country against Denmark on Wednesday.
LB: Leighton Baines (Everton)
The in-form Toffees left-sided full back is enjoying yet another fine campaign for the Merseysiders, so much so that the player is now expected to out Chelsea star Ashley Cole from the Three Lions starting lineup when then the World Cup gets under way kin Brazil this summer.
CB: Gary Cahill (Chelsea)
The west London club’s consistent central defender has now cemented his place in the England back four for the global show-piece event in South America after a fine campaign at the back for the Blues this season.
CB: Chris Smalling (Manchester United)
The Red Devils centre back should get the nod to replace the injured Phil Jagielka against the Danes in midweek, with the Everton defender set to miss out with a hamstring injury, and it would be a major surprise were the youngster not to also be on the plane to Rio this summer as well, in spite of his inconsistent campaign at Old Trafford.