Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Surprise

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Surprise

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PERU manager Pablo Bengoechea has warned England their young stars will be far from unknown quantities to South American teams at this summer's World Cup.

The Three Lions face Peru at Wembley tonight, the first of three warm-up matches for Roy Hodgson's team before the finals start on June 12.

England are hoping the likes of Raheem Sterling, Adam Lallana and Ross Barkley can take opposition by surprise in Brazil but Bengoechea, who is Uruguayan, is certain that will not be the case.

"We are very much aware of all England's young players," he said.

"In South America there is coverage of the Premier League in the week and certainly every weekend so we are very much aware of those players.

"I know the England manager has freshened up the squad with some new faces in comparison to the players who got them to the World Cup, we respect that decision."

The Peru boss continued: "I think nowadays in football though, it's really quite tough to surprise any team no matter where they are in the world. …

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