England will take-on Brazil at Wembley tonight.
Gareth Southgate knows his bold approach could be risky, but the England manager is ready to take a young and “fearless” squad to the World Cup.
Five-time world champions Brazil lie in wait tonight after Friday’s encouraging goalless draw with holders Germany, with experimentation replacing pragmatism as the Three Lions prepare for Russia.
Eric Dier will again captain an injury-hit England side that utilise a three-man defence and the youth at their disposal, with a trio of uncapped players pushing for their debuts after five made their international bows on Friday.
Jordan Pickford, Joe Gomez and man-of-the-match Ruben Loftus-Cheek impressed their boss on a night when the youngsters showed more in one match “than you might see in many more games from other players”.
Southgate says their emergence is creating “opportunities” rather than selection headaches and the England manager will not shy away from backing youth next summer.
“I will go with what I think is the best squad,” Southgate said. “At the moment I believe the best would include a lot of those young players.
“It’s easy to be swayed at times by needing experience but you can have 100 experiences of the same thing or 10 different experiences that make you a more rounded person.
“What is the experience and what value it brings is a very individual thing.
“These young players have also had experience of winning youth tournaments, playing high level matches and challenges to get to where they are in their path.
“So they’ve had to show some resilience of their own. We’d love to have a team full of players who have won the Champions League but we haven’t got that.
“But I want players who will be fearless, prepared to have the ball and show what they are capable of on the biggest stage.”
So, if you want to watch all the action from Wembley today, here’s how to tune in online.
How to watch England vs Brazil online
ITV is showing today’s match between England and Brazil, with coverage starting at 7.30pm and kick-off set for 8pm.
You can tune in on your TV or online via ITV’s app.
Now named ITV Hub, this app is available on both Apple iPhone, iPad and most Android devices and is free to download.
Users can also tune in via Amazon Fire TV, YouView, BT Vision, Sky HD, Sky Q, Samsung TV, NOW TV, Freeview Play and Virgin Media.
It’s worth noting that you’ll need a valid TV Licence if you watch or record live programmes as it is a criminal offence in the UK to watch “live” television without a TV licence.
And if you’re away from home and don’t have a decent wifi connection – you might want to avoid watching an entire match on your smartphone.
A full football game streamed to your smartphone or tablet will use around 700MB of data.
You’ll also need a TV Licence to download or watch BBC programmes on iPlayer. This applies to any device you use.
Source : EXPRESS