England In 2014 World Cup Friendlies: The Predictions
England will face Peru, Ecuador,and Honduras in International Friendlies before going to Brazil for the World Cup. The first match will be England vs. Peru at Wembley Stadium on May 30, 2014.
The next two matches against Ecuador and Honduras will be celebrated at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida. The match against Ecuador will be on June 4 followed by Honduras on June 7.
What can be said about the protagonists of these friendly matches?
England is currently number 13 in the FIFA Coca Cola Ranking Scale with 1014 points as of January 2014. The team boasts of players such as Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott.
The negative side of the events is Walcott's injury left him out of World Cup contention. In this case, England has players such as Aaron Lennon that could play an important role.
Peru is currently number 42 with 698 points in the FIFA Coca Cola Scale. It has not impressed much and went down three points.
The Central American country is number 43 with 692 points. Regardless of the points, Honduras should not be underestimated.
It managed to win third place with 15 points in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers behind Costa Rica and the USA. Honduras managed this feat with four wins, three losses, three ties, 13 goals for, 12 goals against with a one point difference.
The players have shown resilience in their play and have an advantage in Miami, Florida. The Gateway to the Americas have a large Honduran presence and supporters.
Be on the lookout for Carlo Costly and others.
The FIFA Coca Cola ranking has Ecuador with number 23 and 852 points. It is another country that can present an element of surprise.
The South American country has shown resilience against seasoned teams and can present a surprise.
England 2-0 Peru
England 1-3 Ecuador
England 2-3 Honduras