England v Australia LIVE: Follow the action from Sunderland's Stadium of Light

England captain Wayne Rooney
England captain Wayne Rooney

England face Australia tonight at Sunderland's Stadium of Light as Euro 2016 preparations step up a gear.

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England boss Roy Hodgson needs to reduce his 26-man preliminary squad down to 23 by May 31, with tonight's friendly (7.45pm kick-off) the last chance for players to stake their claim.

Reporters Richard Mennear and Miles Starforth are at the Stadium of Light bringing you the best build-up, match action and post-match reaction.

Former Sunderland midfielder Jordan Henderson is in line to start the game and he could be named captain.

Meanwhile, Newcastle United winger Andros Townsend is also expected to be involved.

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