WEMBLEY, LONDON—England meet Chile at 8 p.m. GMT on Friday in an international friendly that will truly test their FIFA World Cup mettle.
Brazil represents a colossal mountain for Roy Hodgson's beleaguered troops, and taking on one of South America's finest serves up the perfect chance to prove they can pull their weight.
Jorge Sampaoli's side will rock up in a curious 3-4-3 formation, the likes of which many Premier League players won't have seen.
La Roja play with no true striker, pacey wide forwards and industrious wing-backs. How will Hodgson's XI cope with such a different threat?
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First Half Notes
Fraser Forster—Unlucky on the goal, spread himself well for Jean Beausejour's one vs. one.
Glen Johnson—Positionally suspect, losing the war against Beausejour.
Gary Cahill—Blocked a crucial shot early on, but was constantly caught out on quicker counters.
Phil Jones—Jones stormed forward in possession well, but was susceptible to quick counters.
Leighton Baines—A non-factor going forward, beaten for the opening goal.
Jack Wilshere—Some nice runs forward, but ultimately ineffectual against a packed Chile midfield.
James Milner—Provided little more than running.
Jay Rodriguez—Some bright moments, but the fact that he's not on the same page as many teammates is clear.
Wayne Rooney—Good movement, good use of the ball, but nothing has come off just yet.
Adam Lallana—A bright start was curtailed as England lost their rhythm.
Second Half Notes
Forster—Palmed a low cross straight into the danger zone. Hardly covered himself in glory.
Johnson—Once Beausejour had won the territory battle Johnson became a non-factor.
Cahill—A second rather anonymous half, but aerially he was better.
Jones—Not his finest evening, but perhaps his rustiness at centre-back is an excuse.
Baines—Got forward rather better than he did in the first half.
Lampard—A slow night's work came to a close early on. Not his best
Wilshere—A good performance for the Arsenal man was cut short by Arsene Wenger's exploding eye-balls.
Milner—His second half ended quickly after failing to improve upon the first.
Rodriguez—Subbed in the 57th minute after failing to make any further impact.
Rooney—Excellent surging down the right side early in the second half. Livewire.
Lallana—A strong night's work. Tracked back, made himself available and took a few shots.
Andros Townsend and Ross Barkley—Two subs who really got the crowd on their feet and Chile running backward.
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