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    International Match : 26th May 2012 KO 19:45 Ground: Ullevaal Stadium

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    England's opening game of Euro 2012 is little more than two weeks away as Roy Hodgson takes charge of his first match since being parachuted in as the successor to Fabio Capello.

    The nation is eagerly anticipating how Hodgson's side will shape up in their friendly international against Norway in Oslo on Saturday, with the new man at the helm sure to be under the spotlight immediately for his team selection and tactics.

    The international squad named by Hodgson just days after concluding his career with West Brom only met up for the first time on Wednesday of this week, and there were a number of notable absentees from the players present.

    Chelsea's UEFA Champions League winning quartet of John Terry, Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and Gary Cahill have been given additional time off following their success against Bayern Munich and the celebrations that followed.

    And star striker Wayne Rooney, who will miss the opening two matches of Euro 2012 through suspension, will not join up with the rest of the squad until Tuesday after being given additional time off to recover from a minor injury he carried through the final games of the season.

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    Right-back Glen Johnson is struggling with a toe problem which has severely limited his involvement in training so far, with Liverpool club colleague Martin Kelly brought into the squad as cover purely for this weekend's fixture.

    Hodgson's options in defence are limited by the Chelsea absentees which means Phil Jagielka, who is only on the standby list for Poland and Ukraine, could start at centre-back alongside Joleon Lescott, with Phil Jones moving to right-back.

    Third-choice goalkeeper John Ruddy's untimely broken finger has seen his place in the party taken by young understudy Jack Butland, but it would be a major surprise if the Birmingham goalkeeper, who has yet to make his debut for Blues, is thrust into the action this weekend.

    Former Fulham and Liverpool boss Hodgson also has concerns in attack, with United striker Danny Welbeck hampered by the ankle injury he sustained in the Manchester derby defeat, leaving only Andy Carroll and Jermain Defoe as recognised front men in the party.

    New captain Steven Gerrard will lead the side from central midfield, but it remains to be seen if Scott Parker is risked despite coming through training on Wednesday and Thursday with no apparent ill effects from the Achilles problem which affected him in the closing stages of the campaign.

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    Following Saturday's game in Norway, Hodgson will have his full squad together for the Wembley friendly against Belgium next weekend before jetting off to Poland and Ukraine.

    Norway finished third in a tough qualifying group which also included Denmark and Portugal, with Egil Olsen's side finishing three points adrift of their Scandinavian neighbours and level with the Portuguese, missing out on the play-offs only on goal difference.

    A number of English-based players featured heavily in the qualifying campaign, including Fulham duo Brede Hangeland and John Arne Riise, Blackburn's Morten Gamst Pedersen and Erik Huseklepp, who turned out for both Portsmouth and Birmingham this season.

    Hannover striker Moa Abdellaoue is set to lead the line for Norway having attracted interest from a number of Premier League clubs following his displays for club and country this term, with a number of scouts due to watch him in action.

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    This is what is suppose to be the starting 11 tonight
    Green/Jones Jagielka Lescott Baines/ Milner Parker/ Downing Gerrard (C) Young/Carroll

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    Oh Wolfie..

    Hodgson's options in defence are boosted by the Chelsea absentees which means Everton's Phil Jagielka, who for some stupid reason is only on the standby list for Poland and Ukraine, could start at centre-back alongside former Evertonian Joleon Lescott, with England's best full back Leighton Baines playing at left-back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bertcocaine View Post
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    Oh Bertie

    Hodgson's options in defence are boosted by the Chelsea absentees which means Everton's Phil Jagielka, who for some stupid reason is only on the standby list for Poland and Ukraine, could start at centre-back alongside former Wolves and Evertonian Joleon Lescott, with England's best full back Leighton Baines playing at left-back.

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    Not sure but looks like this will be streamed on the FA website as their is a flash player ready...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dark destroyer View Post
    This is what is suppose to be the starting 11 tonight
    Green/Jones Jagielka Lescott Baines/ Milner Parker/ Downing Gerrard (C) Young/Carroll
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    Hart, Kelly, Henderson, Barry,Oxlade Chamberlain, Walcott,Defoe,Johnson


    Norway: Jarstein; Hogli, Demidov, Hangeland, Riise; Elyounoussi, Henriksen, Tettey, Pedersen, Braaten; Abdellaoue.
    Subs: Pettersen, Madsen, Ruud, Grindheim, Huseklepp, Jenssen, Berisha.

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    Evening all.
    Not sure what Norway are about but that looks an okay England outfit, as we are the away side I will say Norway will get something. 2-2 draw for me.

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    Decent cross in by Downing, Carroll heads wide under pressure, expected him to score there.

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    Ashley Young made that look easy. Completely fooled Hangeland.
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    Great start, good finish made by all himself, Ashley Young, could easily have the ball off. 1-0 England.

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    Hangeland looked like he had just started pre-season when that goal came about, slouch like to say the least. Nice finish Young but made far easier than it should have been.

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    Fairly comfortable for England so far, our main worry has been trying to get out of situations faster than we actually need to. Gerrard was guilty of playing the long ball far too much in the first 20 minutes, a couple of sloppy passes by Milner and then Jones also had us going backwards, other than that. I think Roy will be chuffed with that half.

    Gerrard and Parker have looked very comfortable in midfield, as expected Downing needs to step up to figure from the off in the Euros. Back four not much to worry about, Milner playing quite well going forward, Carroll has not had much joy other than the header which he put wide but should have done better with.
    Not a bad performance to this point.
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    Defensively England all at sea since both Gerrard and Parker went off, will be a lesson learned for Roy unless they pick up soon.

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    England 1st half performance: 7/10. England 2nd half performance: 3/10. Wiziwig streamer: simply stunning as always!
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    The thing with international friendlies is that, for the players, its all about showing the manager that they can do exactly what he told them to do. I think this is why you don't see any flare or creativity, as this would probably mean deviating from the instructions given by the boss.

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    Looks like most of the Euro 2012 teams suffered today and didn't show their best football. But still 2 weeks untill the European Championships start so they all still have got a bit of time to get fully ready

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    We should see Roy's intended first XI next week as, like Gareth Southgate said, if he didn't play some of the squad players tonight then they would be going into the tournement without having played for four weeks. Now if he plays his intended first XI next week then that will be just one week before the first proper match so the players should still be sharp.

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    Only reason they won the game was the 'Everton' defence ...

    Garbage in midfield and attack and no wonder given all the Reds that played - Kelly, Gerrard, Downing, Carroll, Henderson - Lpool couldnt create or score goals in the PL so why are they all in the International team ?
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