World Cup 2018 warm-up: England vs Costa Rica
The Three Lions will start their tournament on June 18 against Tunisia before also facing Panama and Belgium in the tournament.
England 2-0 Costa Rica
What time is kick-off?
This game takes place TONIGHT – Thursday, June 7.
The match will be held at Elland Road.
Why are England playing at Elland Road?
It was announced in January that England would play a World Cup warm-up game at Elland Road.
At the time Gareth Southgate said: “We’re immensely proud to play the majority of matches at Wembley, which is always special.
“Equally, it’s nice when we have an opportunity to take the team on the road.
“We have a huge following in Yorkshire with large numbers of our members and travelling support coming from that area.
“Having been to Manchester and the North East last time, it’s nice to be able to go to Yorkshire for a different experience for everybody.”
Gareth Southgate will get a final opportunity to see his England stars in action against Costa Rica before they travel to Russia for the start of the World Cup 2018.
The Three Lions boss is expected to shuffle the pack after watching his side beat Nigeria 2-1 at Wembley on Saturday, with Jack Butland to be given a chance to prove himself as Jordan Pickford’s understudy for the tournament.
Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold will both start after arriving late to the training camp following the Champions League final, while there could also be opportunities for Jamie Vardy, Harry Maguire and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Danny Rose could also get a start in place of Ashley Youngfollowing his revelations about his depression this week.
What is the team news?
England team to face Costa Rica…
— England (@England) June 7, 2018
England & Costa Rics Lineups
Costa Rica: 10/1
Source: independent.co.uk, goole.com, thesun.co.uk