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Euro 2012 Warmup, Norway vs England: Open Thread

england2 Euro 2012 Warmup, Norway vs England: Open Thread

England plays Norway today in their first warm-up friendly before Euro 2012. It’ll be Roy Hodgson’s first match in charge of England. However, it’s just a friendly, so I don’t think you can read a lot into the performance – whether England plays well or not.

England team to start: Green; Jones, Jagielka, Lescott, Baines; Milner, Parker, Gerrard, Downing; Young; Carroll.

Hodgson has decided to start some of the back-up players such as Robert Green, Phil Jagielka and Leighton Baines — presumably to give them an opportunity to show what they can do, as well as to give some of the first team players a rest, such as John Terry and Ashley Cole after the UEFA Champions League Final.

For viewers in the United States, the game will be shown live on ESPN3.com and ESPN Deportes beginning at 2:30pm ET.

Before, during and after the game today, post your opinions about the match in the comments thread below.


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