England v Chile - LIVE! - Live coverage - The Independent

England v Chile - LIVE!


By Jack de Menezes
by Jack de Menezes on Nov 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM
Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of tonight's international friendly between England and Chile, brought to you as it happens from Wembley Stadium.

Follow all the latest news and updates below...
  • Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of tonight's international friendly between England and Chile, brought to you as it happens from Wembley Stadium.
    11/15/2013 6:13:56 PM
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  • Roy Hodgson made it clear that Ashley Cole is by no means the number one choice left-back after years of dominance:
    Cole will win his 106th cap if he plays some part against Chile at Wembley, but he was described by the England manager only as a "potential" left-back, having missed the two final World Cup qualifiers last month through injury. Baines took his place for those games against Montenegro and Poland, and Hodgson said that he had not decided which of the pair would play in the game and which would feature on Tuesday against Germany.
    To read more of what Roy Hodgson had to say, CLICK HERE.
    11/15/2013 6:29:49 PM
  • Wayne Rooney has made it clear what his target is - World Cup victory:
    "We want to try and do what no team has done since 1966 and win a major trophy. It's been a good campaign, the aim was to finish top of the group and that's what we done. We played some good football in some of the games and we dug in in others. Overall we are pleased with the way it went."

    To read more of what the influential striker had to say, CLICK HERE.
    11/15/2013 6:33:49 PM
  • Jack Wilshere, Frank Lampard and James Milner will start together in midfield. Is that a trio that will threaten the world's best? Let's start with troubling Chile first.
    11/15/2013 7:05:49 PM
  • The FA have posted a picture of a rather happy England team:

    11/15/2013 7:09:16 PM
  • Here's that Chile line-up: Bravo; Isla, Medel, M. González, Mena; Díaz, Aránguiz, Fernández; Sánchez, Vargas y Beausejour
    11/15/2013 7:14:03 PM
  • Somewhat under the radar, Glen Johnson returns to the starting line-up for the first time since the international friendly against Scotland in August. Kyle Walker may have stolen a march on his rival, but with the Spurs ace ruled out through injury, it's the Liverpool man that gets his chance to impress tonight.
    11/15/2013 7:20:52 PM
  • England get the normal cheery reception as they jog out, but it's Chile's entrance that gets the crowd stirring, with a good contingent of fans in the West Stand who have already unveiled a large banner to show their support.
    11/15/2013 7:25:18 PM
  • Fresh from his impressive display in marking Arsenal's Mesut Ozil out of the game last Sunday, Manchester United defender Phil Jones starts at centre-back alongside regular Gary Cahill. Jones appears to be hitting form at the right time, but can he push either Cahill or Phil Jagielka out of the first team?
    11/15/2013 7:27:43 PM
  • 36 mins: Wilshere loses the ball in the Chile half, and Sanchez gets a chance to run at the England back four. His options soon run out though and he's quickly dispossessed. looks a clear threat though, and England are struggling to pick him up.
    11/15/2013 8:36:41 PM
  • 38 mins: Wilshere is growing into the game by the minute, and he wins a corner when he tries to cut in from the left. Jones gets onto the end of Lampard's ball once again, but it slips wide of the far post.
    11/15/2013 8:38:53 PM
  • 41 mins: Chile are doing a good job of passing the ball, and as I say that it's given away to Lallana, who in turn is brought down by Sanchez. Lampard exchanges passes with Johnson, and sends a cross in that Jones gets onto again. But his header is completely wayward and the move breaks down.
    11/15/2013 8:42:02 PM
  • 43 mins: This time it's Johnson that swings in a ball from the right, and Rooney rises to head it wide of the post. Good stuff from England just before half-time, but can they sneak a goal to go in level?
    11/15/2013 8:43:22 PM
  • Half-time: Not what England fans wanted, and there is the slightest of boos as the teams leave, although it's drowned out by the cheering Chile fans. England's defence has looked shaky at best, but their attack has been promising. Both Rooney and Wilshere look lively and Lallana is getting forward when possible, but Rodriguez is really struggling out there. Milner, as you might have guessed, has been as solid as ever. Nothing more, nothing less.
    11/15/2013 8:50:24 PM
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