CONFIRMED England line-up v Ecuador

Fifa World Cup Brazil

Line-up for England's international friendly match against Ecuador at Sun Life Stadium includes Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea & Manchester United stars.

Pre-match, an experimental starting XI had been talked-up.

The national team's send-off at Wembley Stadium, London last Friday, May 30, yielded a 3-0 victory over Peru. Manager Roy Hodgson's selected a strong starting line-up with goals coming from Daniel Sturridge, Gary Cahill and Phil Jagielka and youngsters Raheem Sterling and Ross Barkley making an impact from the bench.

With two international friendlies remaining before the FIFA World Cup tournament in Brazil kicks-off, Hodgson has this evening chosen a far younger team tasked with tackling an Ecuador side who may be more accustomed to the heat and humidity of Miami, as the Three Lions attempt to recreate conditions in Manaus.

Providing cloud and rain is forecast in Brazil, then this preparation would be perfect as the Sun Life Stadium has ironically not delivered on it's promising name.

In total, there are ten changes from the team who started against Peru as Ben Foster is given a run-out in goal and will be protected by Manchester City midfielder James Milner at right back, Manchester United duo Chris Smalling and Phil Jones at centre back and Southampton wonderkid Luke Shaw on the left.

Arsenal utility Jack Wilshere partners Frank Lampard in midfield, while Wilshere's fellow Gunner Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Everton star-in-the-making Ross Barkley and United forward Wayne Rooney provide the main weaponry for Liverpool's latest recruit Rickie Lambert.

There was no room for Liverpool's electric-paced winger Raheem Sterling, who is benched again.

England line-up: Foster, Milner, Smalling, Jones, Shaw; Wilshere, Lampard; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Barkley, Rooney; Lambert.

Subs: Forster, Henderson, Sterling, Welbeck, Lallana, Flanagan, Stones.

Hodgson's Lions have the better form as Ecuador recently lost 3-1 to Mexico in a friendly on May 31 in Texas. They will be hoping to bounce-back as they ready themselves for a tricky Group E with Honduras, Switzerland and previous winners France.

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