Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard [Reuters]

England host Denmark at the Wembley Stadium for the International Friendly clash on Wednesday.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 8:00pm GMT. Live coverage is on UTV, ITV 1 and ITV 1 HD. Radio Commentary of the game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live.


England have already booked their place for the World Cup in the summer and Roy Hodgson is now preparing to find out which players are worthy of being handed a ticket to Brazil.

Denmark's visit is the first of the four fixtures the Three Lions will compete in before commencing their World Cup campaign.

England come into this game having lost their last two fixtures played at home in November last year. Hodgson's men played against Germany and lost 1-0 to a solitary goal by scored by Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker on 19 November, prior to which they lost 0-2 to Chile courtesy of a brace by Alexis Sanchez.

Meanwhile, the Danes failed to secure their place for the World Cup in Brazil after finishing second with 16 points, six behind Group B leaders Italy in the Qualifying Round. They were ranked as the worst runner-up among the nine groups from Europe, thus denying them a place in the play-offs.

However, Morten Olsen's side are unbeaten in their last five fixtures in all competitions and registered a 2-1 win against Norway in the friendly played at the MCH Arena, Denmark in November last year.

William Kvist opened the scoring for the hosts with a header in the 13th minute but the Norwegians struck back in the second-half to restore parity when Marcus Pederson scored in the 78th minute.

Nevertheless, the home side had the last laugh after Nicolai Boilesen headed home the winner in the last minute.

Daniel Agger
Daniel Agger [Reuters]

The last meeting between England and Denmark came in 2011 at Copenhagen and the visitors emerged 2-1 victorious. Darren Bent and Ashley Young's goal proved decisive for the Three Lions after Liverpool vice-captain Daniel Agger had given the home side the lead early in the game.

What Managers Say

Roy Hodgson: "We don't want to lose games at Wembley. But it wouldn't decide whether we win the World Cup or don't win the World Cup. In those last two games we didn't put our best teams on the field to make sure we didn't lose the game. We made quite a few experiments. This is our last game before the World Cup so I'm hoping we won't lose, but I can't elevate it to the importance of the World Cup."

Morten Olssen: "The English players are in fantastic match condition, while some of our players can't have the same level of match fitness as we have only recently resumed our domestic league. So this will be quite a match for them. We will need to perform as a team if we are to stand a chance against them at Wembley."

Betting Odds by

Frank Lampard to score at any time - industry best 4/1

Morten Rasmussen to score at any time - industry best 22/5

Nicklas Bendtner to score at any time - industry best 22/5

Emil Larsen to score at any time - industry best 15/2

Danny Olsen to score at any time - industry best 9/1

Thomas Delaney to score at any time - industry best 14/1

Team Form

Wayne Rooney and Jack Wilshere
Wayne Rooney and Jack Wilshere [Reuters]


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): L L W W D
  • Last Result: England 0-1 Germany


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W W D W W
  • Last Result: Denmark 2-1 Norway

Team News


  • Injured: Kyle Walker (groin)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Hart; Johnson, Smalling, Cahill, Cole; Gerrard, Wilshere; Sterling, Rooney, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Sturridge


  • Injured: Martin Braithwaite (unspecified)
  • Doubtful: Christian Eriksen (back)
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Schmeichel; Jacobsen, Bjelland, Agger, Juelsgaard; Sloth, Kvist, Delaney, Krohn-Dehli; Bendtner, Rasmussen