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England's Wayne Rooney celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the group D World Cup soccer match between Uruguay and England at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

England vs Switzerland – Preview

England fans can already book their tickets to the European championships in 2016, after the Three Lions secured qualification beating San Marino 6-0 on Saturday.

However Roy Hodgson’s men will be expected to go about their business as usual when they take on Switzerland tonight at Wembley.

Whilst the results no longer matter, England remain unbeaten in this campaign and will hoping to continue their good work, as well as many players looking to establish themselves at International level.


The Swiss are the most competitive opponent in England’s qualifying group, so expect Roy to select a strong team and give us an indication of what he thinks his best 11 currently are.

Someone who won’t be in the team is Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick after he withdrew from the squad with an calf-injury.

The 34-year old hasn’t featured for England since March and is now a doubt for the domestic clash between United and Liverpool at the weekend.

When one door closes another one opens, and with Carrick missing it’s likely Swansea’s Jonjo Shelvey will get another game in England colours.

The youngster looked at home in the centre of the park against San Marino, but he’ll be under a lot more pressure from The Swiss middle line should he get the nod.

Although Hodgson was giving nothing away and stated “”We have Fabian Delph, who played well in the game, we have Ryan Mason, we have James Milner, who is capable of playing in other positions.”

Other players knocking on the door for selection include Theo Walcott and Harry Kane both of whom scored from the bench on Saturday and impressed, However it’s likely Wayne Rooney will pip them on this occasion and be given the opportunity to surpass Sir Bobby Charlton’s scoring record.

England can secure top spot of Group E with a single point and the FA already announced the England’s training base for the Euro’s will be in Chantilly, so preparation can’t be used as an excuse this time round.

England also have friendlies scheduled against Spain on the 13th November followed by France at Wembley on 17th, before a trip to Berlin to play Germany on 26 March.

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