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International Football Friendly

  • Episode: 

    1 of 1

  • Title: 

    England v Australia
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Fri 27 May 2016
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    7.30pm - 10.15pm
  • Week: 

    Week 21 2016 : Sat 21 May - Fri 27 May
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Status: 

    New
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Mark Pougatch introduces live coverage of England's friendly against Australia live from the Stadium of Light in Sunderland.
 
England have only met Australia once before on home soil - a 3-1 defeat at Upton Park in 2003. It was a landmark occasion though, as 17-year-old Wayne Rooney made his international debut, becoming the youngest player ever to represent England. 
 
Roy Hodgson may use the match to fine-tune his squad's plans for France with their opening match against Russia just over a fortnight after this one.
 
Mark is joined in the studio by Lee Dixon and Ian Wright, with commentary from Clive Tyldesley and Glenn Hoddle, and Gabriel Clarke the pitchside reporter.