2nd June 2016
Wembley Stadium to cheer on England against Portugal in last warm up game before Euro 2016
The last of England’s three warm up games before Euro 2016 takes place this evening at the famous Wembley Stadium, home to the iconic UCFB Wembley campus.
The Three Lions welcome Fernando Santos and his Portugal team following a 2-1 win against Turkey at the Etihad Stadium, also the home of the state-of-the-art UCFB Etihad Campus, and a 2-1 win against Australia at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland.
Roy Hodgson’s squad of 26 has been whittled down to 23 following the game ahead of England’s opener versus Russia in Marseille on June 11.
England also face Wales and Slovakia in Group B.
Sam Girven, a first year BA (Hons) Football Business & Media student, thinks the squads mix of youth and experience could help England make it through the tournament.
He said: “I think England have a great chance of progressing through the stages of the Euros this year. Roy has done a great job with the mixture of young and experienced players in the team, however some may question why Rashford was selected. But when you look at the injury list and the players he has to choose from I don’t think anyone would be chosen instead.
“I think with the likes of Vardy and Kane, players you wouldn’t have picked 12 months ago, will bring some urgency to the play, something that England have been lacking in for the past few years.”
England’s Euro 2016 group fixtures:
June 11 – Russia, Marseille, 8pm
June 16 – Wales, Lens, 2pm
June 20 – Slovakia, Saint Etienne, 8pm