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Watch: Harry Redknapp Picks Fantasy England XI

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.

Emily Victoria
A passionate, ambitious, team-playing journalist with an inquisitive mind, great nose for a story and keen interest in current affairs. Emily's obsession with sport began when she first watched AFC Bournemouth under manager Mel Machin, who assisted them in their 'Great Escape' from being relegated back to the third division. She loves most sport, with the exception of greyhound racing but would challenge someone passionate about the sport to change her mind. She has recently fallen in love with American Football and e-sports. Emily has already gained experience at HOT Radio (2011-2014), Sky Sports (July 2014), Dubai Eye (2015), Newsquest (July 2016) and Press Association (August 2016). While at HOT Radio, the producer saw a natural journalistic flare in Emily. This is where her journey into the industry began. She believes sport plays a hugely important role in society so feels privileged to work on the sporting front line.
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