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England vs Norway: Game Thread

England prepare for the start of their Euro 2016 qualification games with a friendly against Norway

Ian Walton

Wembley is set for it's lowest crowd since it was opened as England take on Norway. That's no disrespect to Norway, it just shows the complete lack of engagement the English audience has with its national team.

England were sent packing in Brazil before the end of the group stage and failed to win a single game. The team is very similar, the manager is the same and the expectations are now that of mediocrity.

England have already announced their starting 11, maybe in the hope of drumming up some excitement ahead of the game.

Joe Hart

John Stones

Phil Jones

Gary Cahill

Leighton Baines

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Jack Wilshere

Jordan Henderson

Raheem Sterling

Daniel Sturridge

Wayne Rooney (C)

It looks as though Stones and Cahill will be central with Phil Jones as the RB. It may be a 4-2-3-1 with Henderson and Wilshere sitting in the middle, with Rooney playing off the striker and Chaberlain and Sterling flanking Daniel Sturridge.

It looks to be a very attack minded team and England will need to be at their best to instil some confidence back in the national team.

As always we'll be here to talk about the game and give our thoughts afterwards.