Roy Hodgson
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England and Ecuador go head-to-head at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami as the two sides aim to sharpen themselves before leaving for the World Cup next week.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 8pm BST. Live coverage is on ITV 1 and UTV. Radio commentary of the game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live.


England come into their penultimate warm-up fixture after registering a 3-0 victory against Peru at Wembley stadium last Friday. Although Pablo Bengoechea's side looked the more threatening team in the first half, Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge opened the scoring with a brilliant curling shot in the 32nd minute.

Gary Cahill doubled the home side's lead from Leighton Baines' corner in the 65th minute and his fellow centre-back Phil Jagielka netted the third five minutes later. Roy Hodgon's side travelled to Miami with some positives but the 66-year-old boss will be hoping that his side can up their gear even further to end their 48-year trophy drought.

Meanwhile, Ecuador are playing their final warm-up fixture before they travel to Brazil. They have only managed to win one of their last six matches in all competitions and suffered a 3-1 defeat against Mexico in their previous game.

Luis Montes, Marco Fabian and an own goal by Maximo Banguera gave Miguel Herrera's side a 3-0 lead before substitute Enner Valencia pulled a goal back for the South Americans.

Manchester United's Antonio Valencia (extreme right) will lead Ecuador in their final warm-up match against England. Getty Images

Hodgson looks set to make a number of changes from his team's previous fixture. The players have a chance to prove that they are worthy of a place in the starting XI in Brazil next week when they face Italy in their opening Group D game on 14 June.

The Three Lions are also scheduled to face another World Cup participant, Ecuador's Group E opponentsHonduras, at this very venue on Saturday before departing for South America.

Reinaldo Rueda will be hoping that his side can exploit England's weaknesses as he wants his players to be capable and confident of upsetting the other teams in their group - Switzerland and France.

What Managers Say

Roy Hodgson: "We're happy after two and a half weeks of training. It's good we don't have injuries. We expect Ecuador to approach the game as we do. Their main focus will be the opening game in Brazil but they'll be interested to continue their preparation and give players a chance to show what they can do. Ecuador are a very good team. They will make life difficult for us."

Reinaldo Rueda: "In the 21st Century, you have all these available options to see teams and players. Their team is at a tremendous level. [Wayne]Rooney is a goalscorer and a leader, we know that, but England have [Steven] Gerrard, they have [Frank] Lampard, they have [Danny] Welbeck, they have [Chris] Smalling. Rooney is Rooney but we focus on the collective. They are a strong side."

Team Form

Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney will surely start against Ecuador but on left-wing as Hodgson plans on helping the Manchester United star boost his fitness.Getty Images


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W W L L W
  • Last Result: England 3-0 Peru


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): L D W D D
  • Last Result: Mexico 3-1 Ecuador

Team News


  • Injured: N/A
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Forster; Milner, Smalling, Jones, Shaw; Lampard, Wilshere; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Barkley, Rooney; Lambert


  • Injured: Segundo Castillo (leg)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Dominguez; Paredes, Guagua, Achilier, W Ayovi; A Valencia, Martinez, Noboa, Arroyo; Caicedo, J Ayovi