England prepare for friendly against Peru

The England national football team will play a friendly against Peru on Friday 30 May in Wembley.

Manager Roy Hodgson has confirmed England have no injury concerns but Southampton left-back Shaw is ill. He is separated from the rest of the team, didn't train on Thursday, but still has a chance of being fit for the match.

This is England's final match before departing for Miami on 4 June to begin final preparations for the World Cup where England will face Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica. In the meanwhile, manager Roy Hodgson will have to decide on his 23-man World Cup squad, this match being the last chance for the players to prove themselves and to book a seat on the flight to Miami next Wednesday.

England played their last friendly against Denmark in March, winning 1-0 in London with a goal by Daniel Sturridge in the 82nd minute, and in that match Hodgson was testing the younger players, making six substitutions. It seems the goalscorer Sturridge, Adam Lallana who made the assist, and Raheem Sterling who vas voted man of the match were the victors of this test match. The performance hasn't been good however, and so far Hodgson has failed to let the lions loose.

It remains to be seen how will England look like against Peru. While the match against Denmark was used to give players a chance to win a spot in the extended World Cup squad, this one has a much higher stake as the 23-man squad will be decided after these 90 minutes.

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