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England v Australia

Series 3 - Episode 4 England v Australia



The second match in a week for Roy’s Boys, this time taking place in Sunderland’s Stadium of Light. The Socceroos will be weakened as its Asia-based players have not been made available to play for the national side. A tougher challenge against Portugal will await England at Wembley, but any chance for this Euro squad to bed in is worthwhile at this stage. And remember, this was the fixture in 2003 where 17-year-old Wayne Rooney made his international debut. England lost 3-1. Best forget the results of that “experiment”.


England v Australia (Kick-off 7.45pm). Mark Pougatch presents all the action from the friendly match, which takes place at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland and serves as a Euro 2016 warm-up for England. Roy Hodgson's side breezed through their qualifying group for this summer's tournament in France, winning all 10 of their games to finish as the only country with a 100 per cent record. The manager will be hoping his squad can continue that excellent form at the finals, and will also be looking for a strong performance in this match against Ange Postecoglou's men. With analysis from Ian Wright and Lee Dixon, and commentary by Clive Tyldesley and Glenn Hoddle.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Mark Pougatch
Guest Ian Wright
Guest Lee Dixon
Commentator Clive Tyldesley
Commentator Glenn Hoddle
Editor Mark Demuth
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