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Highlight: England 2-0 Costa Rica (International Friendlies)


Oscar Ramirez has named close to a full-strength side for tonight’s match. This is close to how Los Ticos will line-up for their World Cup opener, with Duarte, Bolanos and Ruiz perhaps the three who would push for a spot in the XI against Serbia. It’s a big chance for Venegas up top, as he takes Ruiz’s usual place in joining Campbell and Urena.

As promised from Southgate, it’s an England debut for Liverpool full-back Alexander-Arnold, who starts opposite Rose on the flank. Vardy and Rashford form a partnership up top with Kane on the bench tonight, while Butland gets the nod in goal. Delph and Loftus-Cheek have the chance to make an impression in midfield as well tonight, as they’re set to start alongside Henderson.

SUBS: Oscar Duarte, Johnny Acosta, Daniel Colindres, Rodney Wallace, Ian Smith, Christian Bolanos, Randall Azofeifa, Leonel Moreira, Ronald Matarrita, Bryan Ruiz, Patrick Pemberton, Yeltsin Tejeda.

COSTA RICA (3-4-3): Keylor Navas; Kendall Watson, Giancarlo Gonzalez, Francisco Calvo; Cristian Gamboa, David Guzman, Celso Borges, Bryan Oviedo; Johan Venegas, Joel Campbell, Marco Urena.

SUBS: Jesse Lingard, Harry Kane, Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier, Dele Alli, Danny Welbeck, Nick Pope, Gary Cahill, Raheem Sterling, Ashley Young, Jordan Pickford, Eric Dier.

ENGLAND (3-5-2): Jack Butland; Phil Jones, John Stones, Harry Maguire; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Jordan Henderson, Fabian Delph, Danny Rose; Jamie Vardy, Marcus Rashford.

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