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Well, well, well. We got there in the end. We had storms, lengthy delays, questionable decisions, horrendous challenges and good news about The Ox. England draw 0-0 with Honduras in their final warm-up match for the World Cup and are all set for Brazil. Thank you very much for following. We'll have build-up to every match at the tournament in this very blog, so be sure to check back over the next month for all the latest updates. That's your lot for tonight. Goodbye!
The likes of Ross Barkley and Raheem Sterling will be pushing for starts ahead of England's World Cup opener against Italy, but Goal's Richard Jolly says that while the footballing public would rather one of the Young Lions were given a chance to perform on the world stage, Danny Welbeck represents a more dependable option for Roy Hodgson.
Welbeck fits World Cup mould
Ross Barkley? Adam Lallana? Emilio Izaguirre? Who was named our man of the match? Check out our player ratings from England's draw with Honduras by clicking the link below.
Ratings: England 0-0 Honduras
More from Roy: “He and Wilshere added an injection of attacking flair but unfortunately it was that last pass or shot that didn't go our way. The surface was a bit sticky and doesn't zip around and I'll take the fact we got away without any injuries. It might prepare us better for Costa Rica. We'll be prepared in time for the real thing next week. It couldn't have gone much better this week.”
England manager Roy Hodgson: “They were quite physical, a real stop-start game. One of the most frustrating games I've been involved in in a long time. It was a giant attack v defence but we unfortunately didn't take the chances. Our tempo and effort to score in the second half was commendable but it was a frustrating game and one I'll be quick to forget.”
Fantastic news for England and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain ahead of the World Cup. Roy Hodgson told ITV: "Oxlade-Chamberlain is making good progress, I think he'll make the tournament, for sure."
Roy Hodgson says he expects Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to make his 23-man squad. More on the way.
Much of the debate ahead of England’s opener next Saturday against Italy will surround Ross Barkley. The midfielder showed some terrific touches in the second half but, as Roy Hodgson mentioned in midweek, gave the ball cheaply on a couple of occasions. It looks as though Hodgson will view Barkley as more of an impact player from the bench - certainly for the opening game.
England captain Steven Gerrard to ITV: “I thought the refereeing was poor. They were doing stupid fouls, breaking up the play for no reason. We’re frustrated but we're relieved to come out unscathed. There were some horrific challenges going on out there. I don't understand referees who see balls kicked into stomachs and not send them off. We’re relieved to come out of it with no injuries. A lot of the boys are frustrated but we've got a week to go to get ready.”
Ladies and gentlemen, what we just witnessed was the most stupid... appalling... disgusting... and disgraceful exhibition of football possibly in the history of the game. That wasn't a football match. It was a darn brawl! We await Roy Hodgson's view on the feisty encounter...
We're into four minutes of stoppage time now at the Sun Life Stadium, where a fan has just thrown a drink at Daniel Sturridge. He does well not to react. Honduras go straight down the other end of the pitch to launch another counter but play is brought back for offside.
Adam Lallana! Chance for England as Jack Wilshere flicks the ball into the path of the Southampton midfielder on the edge of the six-yard box. But, in a crowded Honduras penalty area, Lallana can only play the ball straight to the goalkeeper.
The players have stopped kicking lumps out of each other and have now started playing the game at testimonial pace. You get the feeling both teams would now be happy to see the game out and avoid getting any injuries...
I just wanna see Barkley drop people with silky touches & the mad body feints...fearless at that age...love it!— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) June 7, 2014
I still think Barkley will be most effective from the bench at this stage of his career for England though.— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) June 7, 2014
Off go Danny Welbeck and Jordan Henderson, on come Rickie Lambert and Frank Lampard. Ten-man Honduras are happy to sit deep and hit England on the counter. It's not worked so far, though, with England having the latest chance again through Henderson... but he shoots over.
How many yellow cards??? I've lost count! Leighton Baines catches Wilson Palacios' foot with a poorly timed late tackle and is the next to receive a yellow card. Roy Hodgson is not happy on the touchliine. Far too many bad challenges are going in - from both sides now.
More changes now. Jerry Bengston is replaced by Jerry Palacios - Wilson's brother - and Fraser Forster is on for Joe Hart in the England goal.
It's Edder Delgado off, Carlos Costly on for Honduras. And there's ANOTHER booking - this time Gary Cahill enters the book for a bodyslam Hulk Hogan would have been proud of.
RED CARD: Brayan Beckeles is off! And rightly so. The Honduras defender catches the back of Leighton Baines' head with a flailing arm in a challenge he was never going to win. This comes moments after Adam Lallana is booked without even touching an opposition player... It's a feisty game!
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