Preview: Chile vs. England

Preview: Chile vs. England
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Sports Mole previews Wednesday's Under-20 World Cup Group E clash between Chile and England.

England face Chile in their second Group E match at the Under-20 World Cup on Wednesday knowing that defeat would leave them on the verge of elimination in Turkey.

Ten-man Chile came from a goal down to beat Egypt in their opening match of the competition, a result that moved them top of the group, two points ahead of their opponents on Wednesday.

England, meanwhile, led 2-0 against Iraq in their opening match of the competition, only to concede twice in the final 15 minutes as they dropped two points in Antalya.

Chile will certainly enter the match the more confident having won three of their last five matches in all competitions, while England have failed to win during the same period.

Chile will be without Cristian Cuevas, who was handed his marching orders in the latter stages of their victory over Egypt, with Christian Bravo, who scored as a late substitute, expected to take his place in the side.

England, meanwhile, could continue with the same side that started against Iraq, but Manchester United youngster Larnell Cole is pushing for inclusion.

Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane will lead the line once more, but defenders Tom Thorpe and John Stones could be restricted to the bench.

Recent form:

Chile: WLWDW

England: DDDLD

Possible lineups:

Chile: Melo; Campos, Lichnovsky, Martinez, Robles; Maturana, Rabello, Fuentes, Bravo; Henriguez, Castillo

England: Johnstone; Potts, Dier, Lascelles, Flanagan; Ward-Prowse, Coady, Barkley; Williams, Kane, Lundstram

Sports Mole says: 1-1

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