Lallana & Shaw to start for England

By SFC Media Mon 23 Jun First team

England coach Roy Hodgson has confirmed that Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw will start tomorrow’s 2014 FIFA World Cup game against Costa Rica.

The Three Lions are already out of the tournament, having been beaten in their other two group-stage fixtures.

That has prompted Hodgson to shuffle his pack for the side’s final game in Brazil, retaining only Gary Cahill and Daniel Sturridge from the first two matches.

Lallana has appeared as a substitute in those defeats to Italy and Uruguay, and will now make his first competitive start for his country having only previously appeared in friendlies.

Shaw has yet to make an appearance at the World Cup, let alone a start, and has also only appeared in friendlies prior to the finals.

The duo’s former clubmate Rickie Lambert will start among the substitutes, while Saints Academy graduate Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain misses out after aggravating a knee injury.

England take on already-qualified Group D leaders Costa Rica at the Estádio Mineirão in Belo Horizonte tomorrow at 5pm BST.

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