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England vs Peru, World Cup Warmup Match: Open Thread

wembley England vs Peru, World Cup Warmup Match: Open Thread

England kicks off its next match in a series of three World Cup warmup games. Today’s game against Peru will be England’s last match before heading to Miami, where they’ll play two friendlies next week — one against Ecuador and the other against Honduras.

Peru should present a suitable opponent for England who will be looking to put in an impressive confidence in their send-off match in front of their home supporters.

Here is today’s TV/Internet schedule for matches being shown in the US (including commentators):

England vs Peru, 3pm, FOX Sports 2, FOX Deportes and FOX Soccer 2Go

Starting line-ups:

England: Hart, Johnson, Baines, Gerrard (c), Cahill, Jagielka, Sturridge, Rooney, Welbeck, Henderson, Lallana

Subs: Wilshere, Lampard, Smalling, Foster, Milner, Lambert, Sterling, Barkley, Forster, Stones, Flanagan

Peru: Fernandez; Rodriguez, Callens, Ramos, Advincula, Yotun; Cruzado, Ramirez, Ballon; Carrillo, Deza.

Subs: Gambetta, Hurtado, Ruidiaz, Forsyth, Velarde, Angel Saavedra, Gallese, Flores, Riojas

Before, during or after today’s match, join the conversation in the comments section below with fellow soccer fans from around the world.

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6 Responses to England vs Peru, World Cup Warmup Match: Open Thread

  1. Brian says:

    15 minutes in and England don’t look very good, especially up front. Peru are without Farfan and Rojas and even with them on the team they are so-so. England should be beating this Peru side easily and creating lots of chances. Let’s see what happens for the rest of the game.

  2. goatslookshifty says:

    Am I the only one who knocked off work early to watch this game? Anyway, Rooney is running all over the place again but barely making an impact, as usual.

  3. Proud Eurosnob says:

    I’m just glad there is no Gus and Wynalda calling the match….

  4. R.O says:

    Great (not) Fox Sports 2, another games I can’t watch because my provider (and most others) don’t care it. Lovely.

  5. goisles01 says:

    If you follow the thinking of Jurgen Klinsmann , the first tune up game has the weaker opponent because the squad would not have its legs yet coming out of a hard camp and it still should be a w considering the team would not be sharp but promote a winning mentality to take into the other matches. Given that I expected England to come out slow.

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