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England vs Honduras, World Cup Warmup Match: Open Thread

sun life stadium England vs Honduras, World Cup Warmup Match: Open Thread

England plays its final game of the warm-up matches before the World Cup starts with today’s friendly against Honduras, to be played at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium. The game kicks off at 4:45pm ET and will be shown live on beIN SPORTS for viewers in the United States.

It’s a very hot day in South Florida, so the temperature and humidity are going to be a factor for England. So far, it looks like it’s going to be a big crowd of more than 40,000 in Miami, with the vast majority of fans decked out in the blue and white of Honduras.

Here’s the starting line-up:

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

Honduras: Valladares; Beckeles, Bernárdez, Figueroa, Izaguirre, García, Espinoza, Palacios, Najar, Bengston, Costly

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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17 Responses to England vs Honduras, World Cup Warmup Match: Open Thread

  1. goatslookshifty says:

    Strong lineup from England. Barring one or two names, this is the best England will have to offer.

  2. cmasia says:

    Why on earth is BeIn Sport on a 3 minute delay here?

  3. Aruk79 says:

    What is going on with the commentary on Bein Sport? Sometimes it seems really low, then normal and then we don’t have for a few minutes. Maybe they can fix it since the game has been delayed.

  4. Christopher Harris says:

    Ref in England-Honduras game stopped the match for 30 mins due to lightning. Fans have been asked to exit their seats until storm subsides

  5. Delboy says:

    What does Lallana actually do that makes him more of a starter than Sterling and Barkley? He is a classic smoke player, nice touches without creating or scoring much. I prefer players to make fire not smoke and he has had enough games now and has don’t nothing to justify his place in the squad let alone the first team.

    • goatslookshifty says:

      Sterling is banned for this game so Lallana is in. Barkley will come in as a sub during the tournament, no doubt about that.

  6. Christopher Harris says:

    Honduras starting to get more physical and ugly in their play. It may be better that the match gets postponed to avoid any reckless injuries to England. More thunderstorms forecast.

  7. Christopher Harris says:

    Ross Barkley and Jack Wilshere enter the England v Honduras game as second half substitutions. Gerrard and Rooney off. #ENG #HON

  8. Christopher Harris says:

    Good test for Ross Barkley to show Hodgson whether he can do better than Wayne Rooney.

  9. Smokey Bacon says:

    BeIN sport is an even bigger joke than Fox. They cannot even broadcast a game from Miami.

  10. Smokey Bacon says:

    Sturridge is so wasteful. Should have tucked that away.

  11. Javier says:

    England fans talk down on CONCACAF but can’t even beat a 10
    man Honduras team with their top players. A three and out is inevitable.

    • Smokey Bacon says:

      I didn’t know Honduras even had buses.

      England will be just fine.

    • goatslookshifty says:

      Your point is well taken and partially true. England were dismal but Italy couldn’t beat Luxenbourg either. These friendlies aren’t the be all/end all. The game was choppy and awkward but England still have another gear to shift into.

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