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England announce team early


SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

England announce team early

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BELO HORIZONTE (AP) – Rarely before at the World Cup has a coach revealed his team in public the day before a match.
With nothing to play for, England coach Roy Hodgson did just that yesterday for the Group D finale against Costa Rica.
England will fly home after today’s game, eliminated by losses to Italy and Uruguay.
Hodgson wants to use the Costa Rica game to ensure all the members of the 23-man squad other than the injured Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain get on the pitch. Only Gary Cahill and Daniel Sturridge will have started all three games in Brazil. Frank Lampard comes in as captain as Steven Gerrard drops to the bench.
The full team is: Ben Foster; Phil Jones, Gary Cahill, Chris Smalling, Luke Shaw; James Milner, Frank Lampard, Jack Wilshere; Ross Barkley, Adam Lallana, Daniel Sturridge.
 

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