England face Australia on Friday in what’s the first assembly between the 2 nations in additional than seven years.
The 2 sides will face off at Wembley – reside on talkSPORT – seeking to win back-to-back matches towards the Socceroos.
It’s only the eighth time the 2 nations will pit their wits towards one another, with the final outing coming previous to Euro 2016.
That sport, which was held at Sunderland’s Stadium of Gentle, completed 2-1 to the Three Lions, with Marcus Rashford and Wayne Rooney on the right track for the hosts.
It was Rashford’s first England purpose, with the Manchester United ahead lashing dwelling a volley from shut vary within the third minute.
His ex-Purple Devils teammate Rooney then doubled England’s lead shortly earlier than the hour mark with a blistering effort from outdoors the field.
Substitute Eric Dier then scored an personal purpose within the seventy fifth minute to halve Australia’s deficit, with England holding on for the win.
Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou was in control of the Socceroos on the time, with the outcome the primary of two defeats he has suffered on English soil.
From Roy Hodgson’s beginning XI for England on Might 27, 2016, solely three have been named in Gareth Southgate’s latest squad.
Skipper Harry Kane and right-back Kyle Walker are additionally in competition to face Australia later this week, however they failed to come back off the bench.
Hodgson fielded a heavily-rotated England beginning XI for the conflict in what was their penultimate pleasant previous to Euro 2016.
Right here talkSPORT.com runs you thru the line-up, which noticed England begin in a diamond formation with 4 central midfielders.
Fraser Forster – GK
The Tottenham back-up goalkeeper began between the sticks forward of Joe Hart.
It was the final of his six caps for England, although he has been an unused substitute in subsequent squads.
Nathaniel Clyne – RB
The 32-year-old was given the nod over Kyle Walker to face Australia, and as a result of type of the now-Manchester Metropolis defender, he hasn’t featured for England since 2016.
Clyne now has Walker, Kieran Trippier, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Reece James and Ben White forward of him within the England pecking order.
Chris Smalling – CB
The ex-Manchester United defender featured 31 instances for England between 2011-2017.
Now at Roma, the 33-year-old hasn’t been named in a squad beneath Southgate since 2017, with the previous Middlesbrough supervisor preferring John Stones, Harry Maguire and Dier as a substitute.
John Stones – CB
Arguably the nation’s finest centre-back, the Residents star stays a pivotal participant for England.
With 67 caps, the 29-year-old may very well be rested this Friday with Southgate to doubtlessly begin him within the Euro 2024 qualifier towards Italy subsequent week.
Ryan Bertrand – LB
The previous Chelsea man was one of many high performing left-backs within the Premier League in 2016 with the full-back one in every of Southampton’s key gamers.
With 19 caps, Bertrand, who’s at the moment with no membership after leaving Leicester, battled with Danny Rose for a beginning spot.
Jack Wilshere – DM
The ex-Arsenal star hasn’t performed for England since Euro 2016, with the 31-year-old ending his worldwide profession with two objectives in 34 video games.
Now 31, Wilshere is retired from taking part in and is the present head coach of the Gunners’ Underneath-18 crew.
Jordan Henderson – CM
Regardless of shifting to the Center East to play for Saudi aspect Al-Ettifaq, the 33-year-old stays in Southgate’s plans.
Solely Harry Kane within the present England squad boasts extra caps than Henderson’s 78 appearances.
Danny Drinkwater – CM
Like Forster, Drinkwater hasn’t performed for England for the reason that 2-1 pleasant win over Australia.
The 33-year-old, who performed 3 times for the Three Lions in 2016, has been with no membership since 2022.
Adam Lallana – AM
The 35-year-old was named England’s Participant of the Yr for 2016, however he hasn’t added to his 34 caps in over 5 years.
Lallana has entered his fourth season at Brighton, the place he’s closing in on 100 appearances for the Seagulls.
Raheem Sterling – ST
With 20 objectives in 82 caps, versatile ahead Sterling has been one in every of England’s key gamers since his debut in 2012.
However he’s but to function for England in 2023, with Southgate omitting the 28-year-old from his final two squads regardless of his optimistic kind for Chelsea.
Marcus Rashford – ST
Rashford’s first of his 16 objectives for England got here towards Australia.
Followers have known as for Southgate to depart Rashford out of his squad amid his inconsistent kind, however he stays a key man for the ex-Aston Villa defender.
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