England set to fly to Brazil after 0-0 draw with Honduras

England have drawn 0-0 with Honduras in their final friendly before the World Cup. Roy Hodgson's side will now fly out to Brazil before their first World Cup match against Italy this Saturday.

England draw 0-0 with Honduras in friendly

England have drawn 0-0 with Honduras in Miami in their final friendly before the World Cup.

Ross Barkley (centre) goes down under a challenge from Honduras' VĂ­ctor Bernardez (left). Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

The match, which was delayed by an electrical storm, brings an end to England's training in the US with the squad set to fly to Brazil today.

Roy Hodgson's side will play Italy in Manaus on Saturday in their first World Cup game.

Read: Lightning delay will not affect England's travel plans

Lightning delay will not affect England's travel plans

by - Sports Editor

By Steve Scott: ITV News Sports Editor

Roy Hodgson came to Miami for the weather, it just wasn't this kind of weather he had in mind.

But, with the game having restarted and looking like it will finish, the game's only significance will be as pub quiz material.

Lightning is seen over the Sun Life Stadium as play was suspended. Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

The ref had no choice, American by-laws rule that if lightening strikes within 5 miles of the stadium, it means the game has to be postponed until the storm has passed.

While it won't faze the players, spare a thought for the ITV Sport presentation team who had what must have seemed an interminable time to fill. And that after racing from their exposed pitchside position to the sanctity of the tunnel.

The delay will not affect England's travel plans of course - their private charter to Rio tonight will wait and take off whenever they want, so the players will still get a comfortable night in their flat beds.

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England match delayed by electrical storm

England and Honduras players were taken off the field for safety reasons. Credit: ITV News/Will Mott

England's friendly match against Honduras in Miami has been temporarily suspended due a thunder and lightning storm.

Both sets of players were taken off the pitch 23 minutes into the match, with the score at 0-0, and it is hoped they will return in around half an hour.

A sign announces the 30-minute suspension of play.
A sign announces the 30-minute suspension of play. Credit: ITV News/Will Mott

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England stars face Miami heat in final warm-up

England's footballers are set to come up against searing heat in Miami today as they play their final friendly before the World Cup in Brazil.

The temperature in Miami currently stands at 32C (90F), compared to 30C (86F) in the Amazonian city of Manaus, where the Three Lions will play their opening game of the tournament.

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Just arrived at Sun Life stadium for England's final warm up match. Warm is the key word - feels much hotter than v Ecuador

However, perhaps of more concern to Roy Hodgson will be the humidity - currently at 62% in Miami, compared to 70% in Manaus.

Humidity levels in Manaus can regularly rise above 99% in a typical June.

Read: England take on Honduras in final World Cup warm-up