Our match prediction:
Following a 2-1 win over Turkey England will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they square off against Australia in Friday’s football match. The Three Lions quickly bounced back from a shocking 2-1 loss to Netherlands and they now aim to record a win over the Socceroos in their penultimate warm-up game. Harry Kane missed a penalty in the triumph over Turkey, but he opened the scoring in the friendly against Fatih Terim’s troops and he is widely expected to lead the attack for the hosts against Australia. The visitors will be without the likes of Tim Cahill, Trent Sainsbury, Nathan Burns and Mathew Spiranovic and Apostolos Giannou in the Stadium of Light clash and they are likely to return home empty-handed. Roy Hodgson welcomes Wayne Rooney back to the squad and, taking everything into account, we predict that the Three Lions are going to emerged triumphant in Friday’s friendly.
Highligted Player (Joe Hart):
Joe Hart is an English goalkeeper who was born on 19 April, 1987. Following a three-year spell with Shrewsbury Town, Hart joined big-spending Manchester City in 2006. After ending his loan spell with with Birmingham City (2010), he returned to Man City and he has been playing for the Etihad Stadium outfit ever since. Joe Hart earned his 63rd cap for England at the Euro 2016 finals, but he has yet to win a trophy at the major tournaments with the Three Lions. On the other hand, the 29-year-old goalkeeper has clinched two Premier League trophies with Manchester City (2011/2012, 2013/2014) and the FA Cup title in 2011. Speaking of his individual honours, Joe Hart has won the Premier League Golden Glove award on four occasions (2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2014/2015). Hart made his England debut against Trinidad & Tobago on 1 June, 2008. It has to be noted that he managed to keep a clean sheet on his debut for the English national team.
Highlighted Team (England):
One of two oldest national football teams besides Scotland, England have been playing international matches since 1872, but the World Cup title won on home soil in 1966 remain their only major trophy up to date. The Three Lions narrowly missed out on the 1990 World Cup final, losing to Germany on penalties, while they were stopped in quarter-finals on no fewer than five occasions. England twice reached the European Championship semi-finals, in 1968 and 1996, but they have been pretty disappointing at the start of the 21st century, despite boasting arguably the strongest league competition in the world. Sir Bobby Charlton, Jimmy Greaves and Bobby Moore were among players who secured the first major international title, whereas Gary Lineker, David Beckham, Michael Owen, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Wayne Rooney all played an important role during the modern age. Peter Shilton is the record holder with 125 caps for the national team, while Wayne Rooney surpassed Sir Bobby Charlton as the leading goalscorer in the England national team.