May 27, 2016 at 7.45pm UK at ​Stadium of Light
England
2-1
AustraliaAustralia
Rashford (3'), Rooney (55')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Dier (75' og.)
Mooy (38')

Team News: Marcus Rashford to make full England debut against Australia

Eighteen-year-old Marcus Rashford is handed his England debut in Roy Hodgson's starting XI for tonight's friendly with Australia.

Eighteen-year-old Marcus Rashford has been handed his full England debut after being named in Roy Hodgson's starting XI for tonight's friendly with Australia at the Stadium of Light.

The Manchester United youngster is one of eight changes to the team that edged to a 2-1 victory over Turkey last weekend.

Hodgson was expected to tinker with his team as he prepares to name his final 23-man squad for Euro 2016 by 11pm on Tuesday, but a notable absentee tonight is Daniel Sturridge, who is in danger of missing the tournament because of a calf injury.

In goal, Fraser Forster replaces Joe Hart, while Nathaniel Clyne, Ryan Bertrand and Chris Smalling, who will wear the captain's armband, come into the defence, taking over from Kyle Walker, Danny Rose and Gary Cahill.

In midfield, Jordan Henderson and Danny Drinkwater enter the fray, while Adam Lallana has come into the attack, with Rashford up front, meaning that Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy all miss out.

The only survivors in the England team from last weekend are John Stones, Jack Wilshere and Raheem Sterling.

As for Australia, familiar faces from the Premier League are named in the starting lineup, including Crystal Palace midfielder Mile Jedinak and Liverpool full-back Brad Smith.

England: Forster; Clyne, Smalling, Stones, Bertrand; Henderson, Wilshere, Drinkwater; Lallana, Sterling, Rashford
Subs: Walker, Heaton, Milner, Dier, Townsend, Kane, Rooney, Alli, Rose, Barkley, Hart

Australia: Ryan; Smith, Milligan, Wright, Risdon; Luongo, Jedinak, Mooy; Maclaren, Rogic, Kruse
Subs: Behich, Inman, Malik, Juric, Ikonomidis, Birighitti, McKay, Federici, Goodwin, Degenek, Wilkinson, Irvine

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