Roy Hodgson has three games in which to finalize his England squad for the World Cup finals.

Brazil 2014 may be seven months away, but the countdown began with Friday's visit of Chile, when the England manager will probably give first caps to goalkeepers Fraser Forster and John Ruddy plus the Southampton pair Adam Lallana and Jay Rodriguez.

For many, friendly internationals mean little. For the debutantes, the game against Chile represents almost a make-or-break World Cup audition with perhaps no second chance. After next Tuesday's match against Germany at Wembley, England has only one more game next March before Hodgson must name his 23-man squad for the finals.