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England vs Ivory Coast Live Football Soccer 29 March 2022

The countdown to the World Cup continues as England host Ivory Coast at Wembley on Tuesday.

It’s the final time Gareth Southgate’s side play before they find out their opponents for the tournament at the end of the year, and the friendly offers the England boss another chance to potentially have a look at some newer faces.

A 2-1 win over Switzerland ensured the Three Lions got 2022 off to a winning start, extending their unbeaten run to eight games, and they’ll be hoping they can take that all the way through to Qatar at the end of the year,

Ivory Coast, absent from their continental counterparts’ play-offs for the World Cup, pushed France all the way in their trip to Paris ahead of this friendly, but lost 2-1 following a late Aurelien Tchouameni goal.

Date, kick-off time and venue

England vs Ivory Coast is scheduled for a 7.45pm BST kick-off on Tuesday, March 29, 2022.

Wembley Stadium in London will host the match.

Where to England vs Ivory Coast

TV channel: The match will be televised on Sky Sports Main Event, with coverage beginning at 7pm.

Live blog: You can follow all the action via Standard Sport’s live blog.

England vs Ivory Coast team news

Gareth Southgate has admitted that his medical team are monitoring Emile Smith Rowe, who remains within a “chance” of featuring following an injury setback.

John Stones also missed the win over Switzerland after suffering an issue in the warm-up at Wembley and has since returned to Manchester City. Southgate is expected to make several changes, with the likes of Tyrone Mings, James Ward-Prowse and Declan Rice primed to start.

Ivory Coast are also set to rotate their line-up, potentially giving chances to Simon Deli and Maxwel Cornet after they started on the bench in Paris.

England vs Ivory Coast prediction

Having failed to even reach CAF’s World Cup play-offs, and falling at the quarter-final stage of the Cup of Nations, Ivory Coast are a team that England will expect to beat. But, in a friendly, surprises can be sprung.

England to win, 1-0.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

This is the first meeting between the two teams.

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