We’re getting to the critical stages in preparation for Euro 2016, as outsiders England takes on Turkey at the City of Manchester Stadium on May 22 at 12:15 p.m. It’s an important for the Three Lions as coach Roy Hodgson tinkers with his first eleven. You won’t want to miss this one, so click to watch the live stream!
England’s preparations for Euro 2016 get underway with a tricky soccer friendly against Turkey on May 22 at Manchester City‘s home the City of Manchester Stadium. It’ll be a home away from home for England regulars Joe Hart and Raheem Sterling, who will be hoping to get a start to impress in this one and play at their club team ground. You won’t want to miss a minute, so catch the game with the live stream below!
England are dark horses for Euro 2016, which is taking place in France this year, but in truth they will do well to get to a semi-final. With a weakness in defense, normally a strong point of the English team in past years, there are doubt of their credentials. However, this is the opportunity for squad members to stake their claim for the first team.
Players like Leicester City‘s Danny Drinkwater and Jamie Vardy will be pressing England soccer coach Roy Hodgson for a place in the first eleven for the opening game. Turkey are in somewhat of a rebuilding phase, having failed to qualify for the European soccer tournament. But they will not want to do England any favors, and have players like Arda Turan who can expose that weakness in England’s back line.
After this, England will face off in games against Australia and Euro 2016 rivals Portugal, with the beautiful Cristiano Ronaldo in tow. They won’t want to be rusty when they face off against him, because he will absolutely crucify England if they’re don’t give him the proper attention he deserves!
This is a game where the result won’t matter as much as the performance and the right system that can be taken into the Euro 2016 tournament. But fringe players will be hungry to impress, and you will want to go on a run of wins before the competition starts.
HollywoodLifers, who do you think will win this one? England or Turkey? Do the Three Lions stand a chance of winning the Euros? Tell us what you think below!