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England boss Southgate happy to throw young Lions into fray against Brazil

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England boss Southgate happy to throw young Lions into fray against Brazil

According to ITV, Liverpool youngster Dominic Solanke could make his senior England debut on Tuesday night against Brazil at Wembley.

"I'm open minded. We watch the players very closely with their clubs and have succession plans to who is second, third and fourth choice".

'Angus has worked with the under-21s with us, he's playing in the league.

England coach Gareth Southgate appreciates the penalty-shootout woes of his national team as well as anyone, and he's trying to do something about it before next year's World Cup.

Their last two major tournament appearances have seen them on the plane home before the quarter finals, but Gareth Southgate is already thinking about how his side might negotiate the knock-out stages of the World Cup, should they make it that far.

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Southgate appears to be using the friendlies ahead of the World Cup in order to blood young talent before making a decision on the players he will include in is squad for Russian Federation 2018.

The boss needs no reminding about England's woe in shootouts, having missed the vital penalty in the heartbreaking Euro 96 semi-final defeat to Germany.

On what England have to do to improve their record, Southgate said: "It's about being able to execute a technique under pressure".

"After a period of defeats, there is something more to it. But clearly that is an option".

"There's a lot of different areas we can work on with that, we can put players into pressure scenarios, which is good. We have to be set up right because counter-attack is one of their best tactics and then individually you have to defend well against him", he said.

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