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World Cup warm-up: England v Honduras


Roy Hodgson will finalise his plans for the World Cup in tonight's match 
Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of tonight's World Cup warm-up match between England and Honduras at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami. I'm Jack de Menezes, and I'll be bringing you all the latest news and goals as they go in, as Roy Hodgson's side get their final run out before they begin their 2014 World Cup campaign next week.

    Anyone for tea?

    6/7/2014 9:38:16 PM
    The stands have completely emptied, but an outside view appears to show that the rain has eased up a tad and we could have a resumption in the not too distant future. 
    6/7/2014 9:41:15 PM
    Banter and Lightning

    6/7/2014 9:42:26 PM
    UPDATE: The match will resume in 10 minutes! Hurrah!
    6/7/2014 9:42:54 PM
    Here come the players! Deja vu? A number of England members are going through a small warm-up, and the ball appears to be having no problems in rolling across the surface despite the downpour.
    6/7/2014 9:45:33 PM

    The tunnel at the Sun Life Stadium begins to flood 


    6/7/2014 9:49:06 PM
    Credit Roy Hodgson, as he emerges from the tunnel still in his shorts and polo shirt. You can take a Brit abroad...
    6/7/2014 9:49:48 PM
    I can confirm it's a cracking episode, but please stick with us, we're about to resume!

    6/7/2014 9:51:51 PM
    23 mins: The match is back underway!
    6/7/2014 9:52:06 PM
    24 mins: So after a 44 minute delay, we're back up and running, and the game grinds to a halt immediately as Espinoza and Lallana clash. Both are ok in the end, but now Sturridge is down. Call it off!
    6/7/2014 9:54:11 PM
    26 mins: Garrido is now booked for lunging in on Gerrard, who is fuming with the high challenge. Sturridge is limping, but is attempting to run to knock off.
    6/7/2014 9:55:48 PM
    28 mins: Baines is caught in possession and Honduras attack through Chavez, but Gerrard sweeps up and regains possession. The game is unsurprisingly scrappy given the lengthy pause, but it's fair to say the most electrifying action so far has been in the sky.
    6/7/2014 9:57:37 PM
    29 mins: Sturridge wins a corner, which Rooney will deliver once an altercation between Cahill and Bengsten has been sorted in the goal mouth. It's cleared by Espinoza, and now Baines is taken out by a clumsy challenge that sees Bernardez catch him with his follow through. You just get that feeling that someone's World Cup dreams are going to end tonight. I hope not.
    6/7/2014 9:59:39 PM
    31 mins: Izaguirre picks up a booking as he fouls Sturridge, before blasting the ball point-blank into the stricken striker. Honduras have completely lost their heads during the pause, and I have no idea what their trying to achieve other than hurt their opponents at the moment.
    6/7/2014 10:01:12 PM
    33 mins: Espinoza is clattered by Henderson and Lallana and he's sent sprawling to the ground, winning a free-kick in a dangerous position in the process. Danger for England...
    6/7/2014 10:03:34 PM
    35 mins: Chavez takes it on with a right-footed curling effort, but Hart has it covered as it drifts over the cross bar. At least Honduras are back to playing football rather than MMA now.
    6/7/2014 10:04:37 PM

    Hodgson begins to question whether his choice of attire was suitable for electrical thunderstorms 


    6/7/2014 10:07:26 PM
    39 mins: Henderson is put into the box after good work from Lallana and Johnson, but Figueroa times his challenge to perfection and clears the danger with a sliding tackle that he can ill-afford to get wrong.
    6/7/2014 10:09:14 PM
    40 mins: Lallana picks up the ball on the centre of the box, and he takes one touch to his left before shooting on sight. The ball is deflected and nearly beats the goalkeeper, but agonisingly drifts wide of the far post for a corner, which comes to nothing.
    6/7/2014 10:10:30 PM
    43 mins: Jagielka falls to the floor as he attempts to deal with a heavy pass-back from Rooney, and Palacios strikes a shot that deflects off Cahill for a corner. The cross beats Hart and luckily Jagielka knocks it behind with his head for another corner. Chavez delivers towards the front post but Figueroa would have to pull something spectacular out the bag to score from there, and the danger passes.
    6/7/2014 10:13:51 PM
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