Michael Carrick is expected to start in midfield for England instead of Frank Lampard in the crunch match against Poland at Wembley (3pm ET on FOX Sports 1, for readers in the United States).
In training, Carrick has been playing alongside Steven Gerrard in preparation for tonight’s match.
England manager Roy Hodgson is expected to start with the same formation that played against England with a 4-2-3-1. In another change, Phil Jones is expected to start in the right back position instead of Kyle Walker.
Here are today’s world soccer news headlines:
- England team to play Poland sees Michael Carrick recalled for Frank Lampard — The Mail
- The three Spanish XIs that could all challenge for the World Cup — Goal
- Balotelli branded ‘an imbecile’ for refusing to rule out links with Italian mafia ahead of World Cup qualifier — Independent
- French coach Bruno Metsu dead at 59 — Yahoo
- Mark Bosnich tips Sir Alex Ferguson to become Australia manager and lead them to next year’s World Cup — Independent
- Russians slash World Cup stadium budget by £389m, but cuts are criticised — Inside World Football
- Fabricio Coloccini thigh injury – defender flies home from Argentina duty — The Mail
- Sir Alex Ferguson gets road near Old Trafford named in his honour — The Guardian
- Wenger: Ozil deal linked to Bale — Football Espana
- Cardiff City fans demand transparency over Malky Mackay position — The Guardian
- Manchester United to take Premier League trophy on global tour — MEN
- Loic Remy smashes his sports far into a taxi in Newcastle — The Mail
- Massimo Moratti confirms deal to sell Inter Milan to Erick Thohir — Sky Sports
- TV rights revenues: Serie A overtakes Liga and Bundesliga, but stadiums are still an issue — SerieAddicted
- Real Madrid could move for Radamel Falcao next year — The Guardian
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