England v Denmark - Friendly at Wembley Stadium
Denmark will be the first visitors to Wembley in 2014 when they clash with the England National Team.
England will take on Denmark on Wednesday 5 March, as part of the agreement that saw the Three Lions travel to Copenhagen in February 2011. Goals from Ashley Young and Darren Bent secured a 2-1 victory in the Parken Stadium in that match.
Overall England have the better record of the two sides, with eleven wins from 18 meetings, including a World Cup second round match in Japan eleven years ago.
The meeting will be Roy Hodgson’s first game of 2014, and his final chance to evaluate his England side before naming his provisional World Cup squad in May.
The match will be Denmark’s first trip to the new Wembley Stadium.
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Midfielder Wilshere has extraordinary talent and maturity for his age and experience.
"His maturity is light years ahead of his age," says Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger about Wilshire.
It is a week before the Champions League restarts after its winter break. The last England game was four months ago.
Fabio Capello has put together a team of players together with hopes of victory for England.
Goalkeepers: Joe Hart (Manchester City), David Stockdale (Fulham), Ben Foster (Birmingham)
Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Gary Cahill (Bolton), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Michael Dawson (Spurs), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Joleon Lescott (Manchester City), John Terry (Chelsea), Kyle Walker (Spurs)
Midfielders: Gareth Barry (Manchester City), Stewart Downing (Aston Villa), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), James Milner (Manchester City), Scott Parker (West Ham), Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal), Ashley Young (Aston Villa)
Strikers: Peter Crouch (Spurs), Darren Bent (Aston Villa), Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa), Jermain Defoe (Spurs), Wayne Rooney (Manchester Utd)
Capello has stuck to his favoured 4-4-2 formation in the three Euro 2012 qualifiers England have played, against Bulgaria, Montenegro and Switzerland, in the two friendlies against Hungary and France he’s tried both 4-3-3 and 4-2-3-1, with Wayne Rooney fielded as the lone forward, rather than deployed just off a central striker.
With Andy Carroll out injured, the main focus will be England’s midfield and Jack Wilshere, who will make his international debut for England.
Wilshire played the final seven minutes against Hungary. “If Wilshere is fit, he will play,” Capello confirmed.
“Hargreaves played this position very, very well, every game,” Capello said. “But after the knee problem, he was never back. I put different players in there, but they never played in this position (for their clubs) – I saw Wilshere play every game in this position.”
For Arsenal, Wilshere plays in a ‘double pivot’ alongside Alex Song. He and Song take turns going forward.
Arsene Wenger stated, "I believe he is stronger than last year, physically. The few months he played at Bolton has given him something…I was not convinced that at the start of this season, Wilshere could be a central midfielder, defensively.” His positioning at the centre of the Arsenal side indicates Wenger’s faith in his ability without the ball.
“He wins back the ball, he passes, he turns, dribbles, goes and shoots” – but the Italian’s need for a holding midfielder may mean that for his country, Wilshere plays a deeper position, in the ‘Claude Makelele role’. “Wilshere is better technically than Makelele,” Capello claims. “Slower than Makelele, but when he receives the ball he is more dangerous,” said Capello.
Capello will probably deploy a double pivot tonight - however Wilshere’s partner is uncertain – either Barry, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard or Scott Parker, with Lampard alongside Wilshere and Gerrard higher up the pitch.
“His maturity is light years ahead of his age,” says Wenger.
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Wilshere has played 15 minutes for England against Hungary at Wembley in August.
England manager Fabio Capello has high hopes for Jack's future due to the Arsenal midfielder's potential and talent.
"In four or five months he's improved a lot," said Capello. "He plays with confidence and without fear. But the most important thing when I watched him at Arsenal is that the other players have confidence in him - I think he's ready to start with the team."
"He's 19, I know; but I remember the best players that I managed; (Franco) Baresi, (Paolo) Maldini, Raul, these players started really young. It's the talent.
"But also the senior players have to help him. It's not for him to help the other players."
"I like him. There's a confidence and an edge to him," said Lampard of Wilshere. "That's good to see. You see him make a tackle, and fly into people, and he gets up.
"You want that in someone. Fans relate to that. That makes him that little bit extra special.
"I'd like to think we'd complement each other. The way he's played for Arsenal this year, he's got elements of his game where he can get forward and create things, and he can certainly play that midfield role where he can control the game from deeper.
"He can move the ball quickly. It's important to move the ball quickly from deep midfield in international football because teams can defend easier against you if you're too slow in that area at this level.
"Jack can inject some quick passing, as he does with Arsenal."
England had a poor showing in last year's World Cup in South Africa and has not had a World Cup trophy since 1966.
England is getting fit for next month's Euro 2012 qualifier against Wales at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.
Capello intends to select a strong team in this fixture and build up towards next month’s Euro 2012 competitive fixture against Wales. England, who are ranked sixth in the world should defeat 27th ranked Denmark, who were knocked out at the group stages of the World Cup.
Frank Lampard has been promoted to England captain.
Both Rio Ferdinand and Steven Gerrard are out injured.