Ecuador vs. England: Lineups

Mike Hewitt

England boss Roy Hodgson has picked an experimental lineup to face Ecuador, with Ross Barkley starting in the hole, James MIlner at right-back, and Wayne Rooney on the left wing.

Roy Hodgson said he would experiment against Ecuador, and he's been true to his word as he's named a strange-looking England side to face the South Americans.

Wayne Rooney starts on the left wing, with Rickie Lambert up front. Ross Barkley plays in the hole, and James Milner is at right-back. Liverpool pair Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge are not included in the squad at all, while Manchester United duo Chris Smalling and Phil Jones comprise the two centre-backs.

Ecuador are operating in a slightly more conventional lineup, with their biggest players such as Antonio Valencia and Jefferson Montero both starting.

Ecuador starting lineup: Maximo Banguera; Juan Carlos Paredes, Jorge Guagua, Frickson Erazo, Walter Ayovi; Antonio Valencia, Christian Noboa, Carlos Gruezo, Jefferson Montero; Edwin Valencia, Felipe Caicedo.

England starting lineup: Ben Foster; James Milner, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Luke Shaw; Frank Lampard, Jack Wilshere; Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ross Barkley, Wayne Rooney; Rickie Lambert. Subs: Fraser Forster, Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling, Danny Welbeck, Adam Lallana, Jon Flanagan, John Stones.

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