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Jun 7, 2018 at 8pm UK at ​Wembley Stadium
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Jack Butland to start against Costa Rica?

Jack Butland to start against Costa Rica?
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Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland will start for England in Thursday's international friendly with Costa Rica, according to a report.

Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland will reportedly start for England in Thursday's international friendly with Costa Rica.

England will complete their preparations for the 2018 World Cup with a clash against Costa Rica at Elland Road.

Everton's Jordan Pickford will seemingly be England's first-choice goalkeeper for this summer's tournament in Russia, having been handed the number one shirt ahead of the competition.

However, according to Sky Sports News, Butland will be given the chance to impress against Costa Rica as Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate has decided to start the 25-year-old.

England will open their World Cup Group G campaign against Tunisia on June 18, before also taking on Panama and Belgium as they bid to make the knockout rounds of the tournament.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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