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Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy are expected to lead England's attack against Turkey on Sunday Getty Images

England will look to get their Euro 2016 preparations underway when they host Turkey for their first warm-up game on 22 May (Sunday) at the Etihad Stadium.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 5.15pm BST. Live coverage of the game in the UK is on ITV1.


For the first time since the new Wembley opened in 2007, England will play a home game away from the national stadium when they host Turkey in the first of three friendly games on 22 May (Sunday).
Roy Hodgson's side come into the game on the back of impressive results in qualifying. The Three Lions won 10 out of 10 games, making for a perfect qualifying campaign and this is the first time they have won all their games when qualifying for a major tournament.

Hodgson will be without Marcus Rashford, Wayne Rooney and Chris Smalling due to their involvement in the FA Cup final which took place on Saturday. He will also not be able to call upon the Liverpool contingent of Nathaniel Clyne, Adam Lallana, James Milner and Daniel Sturridge who played midweek in the Europa Cup final.

This means he will pair Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy up front while he will have to take a call on whether Arsenal's Jack Wilshere and Liverpool's Jordan Henderson are fit to play as he will need to trim his squad to 23.

Their opponents Turkey too come into the game on the back of impressive form, winning 10 of their last 13 games. Fatih Terim's side are placed just three spots below England in the Fifa World rankings and will be a tough nut to crack.

They have won their last five games on the road since 2014 and arrive at Etihad Stadium as one of the more in-form teams. They, however, lost the last time they visited England.

What managers say

Roy Hodgson: "It is true that only four of our players have more than 40 caps, so the squad is less experienced than the one we took to Brazil. Some of our players will be stepping out on to a major international stage for the first time, but maybe it's time to look forward now.

"We don't want players to be fearful. This group doesn't have baggage. They aren't weighed down by the sins of their fathers. That's what our message will be."

Fatih Terim: "I think England will qualify into the knock-out phase comfortably. I don't believe they will have the same disappointments as in previous major tournaments.

"We have looked at the England team and apart from the defeat to Holland, they have lost almost nothing and took maximum points 30 points from the qualifying group. They are a team who concede very few goals but score a lot."

Form guide (Last five matches)

  • England : WWLWW
  • Turkey : WWWDW

Betting odds (Betfair)

  • England win: 4/9
  • Draw: 7/2
  • Turkey win: 15/2

Team news



Goalkeepers: Joe Hart, Fraser Foster, Tom Heaton

Defenders: Chris Smalling, John Stones, Kyle Walker, Ryan Bertrand, Danny Rose, Nathaniel Clyne.

Midfielders: Dele Alli, Ross Barkley, Fabian Delph, Eric Dier, Danny Drinkwater, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, James Milner, Raheem Sterling, Andros Townsend, Jack Wilshere

Forwards: Wayne Rooney, Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Daniel Sturridge, Marcus Rashford.



Goalkeepers: Ali Sasal Vural, Harun Tekin, Onur Kivrak, Volkan Babacan

Defenders: Gokhan Gonul, Sener Ozbayrakh, Ahmet Calik, Caglar Soyuncu, Hakan Balta, Mehmet Topal, Semih Kaya, Serdar Aziz, Caner Erkin, Ismail Koybasi

Midfielders: Emre Mor, Gokhan Tore, Volkan Sen, Yasin Oztekin, Hakan Calhanogu, Mahmut Tekdemir, Nuri Sahin, Oguzhan Ozyakup, Ozan Tufan, Selcuk Inan, Alper Potuk, Arda Turan, Olcay Sahan

Forwards: Burak Yilmaz, Cenk Tosun, Mevlut Erdinc, Yunus Malli.