World Cup Qualifiers: Picking England's Best XI to Face Moldova

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World Cup Qualifiers: Picking England's Best XI to Face Moldova
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The moment when Roy Hodgson truly begins his job as England's manager comes on Friday when he sends his team out to contest its first 2014 World Cup qualifier in Moldova.

Euro 2012 was, in essence, a bit of a freebie for Hodgson, as he was parachuted in the month before the tournament to pick up the pieces following Fabio Capello's departure.

In Chisinau, Hodgson will be without veteran left-back Ashley Cole, due to an ankle injury and striker Andy Carroll, due to a hamstring problem.

Here is how Hodgson could line up his starting XI on Friday. Feel free to share your own thoughts on who should play below.

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