England play Brazil tonight in a friendly at Wembley stadium.
It is a fitting stage considering Harry Redknapp picked Bobby Moore to be the captain in his England fantasy XI. Moore went out with the team onto the very same venue in 1966 and went on to win the World Cup, beating West Germany 4-2.
Sports Gazette recently sat down with former football manager, Redknapp, to find out who would make his all-time starting XI.
This is his lineup, how would yours compare?
Tonight is only a friendly, but the stakes are as high as ever. England must prove to the fans they’re worth watching. They need to prove they’re worth getting hopes up for.
England boss Gareth Southgate is set to put Eric Dier in charge out on the pitch this evening, which just goes to show how much he is leaning on the younger English talent at the moment.
Redknapp’s team is scattered with some of the best names the game has seen. Sir Bobby Charlton was a young protege – in fact they all were. So maybe it is time to trust the young English footballers coming through the door, and get them involved.
Friendlies are a great way to give young players some experience and a chance to compete on the world stage, and maybe even the chance to become world-class footballers like those in Redknapp’s fantasy team.
At least that’s what Redknapp thought. Click on the video below to see him in action.