Team News: Centurion Ashley Cole starts for England

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Ashley Cole starts for England in tonight's friendly with Brazil at Wembley Stadium.

Ashley Cole will start for England in tonight's friendly with Brazil at Wembley Stadium.

The defender becomes only the seventh player in English football history to be capped 100 times for his country.

Joe Hart is named in goal by manager Roy Hodgson, while defender Chris Smalling makes his first international appearance in over a year.

Steven Gerrard captains the side in a midfield that includes Jack Wilshere and Tom Cleverley.

Meanwhile, Theo Walcott is expected to play in a front three with Danny Welbeck and Wayne Rooney.

Julio Cesar, David Luiz, Ramires and Oscar all start for the visitors, who have Ronaldinho, Neymar and Luis Fabiano in attack.

England: Hart; Johnson, Cahill, Smalling, Cole; Wilshere, Gerrard, Cleverley; Walcott; Welbeck, Rooney

Brazil: Julio CEsar; Alves, David Luiz, Dante, Adriano; Paulinho, Ramires; Oscar, Ronaldinho, Neymar; Luis Fabiano

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