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Last chance for England hopefuls

The likes of Sunderland striker Darren Bent and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Tom Huddlestone will be hoping they can make a big enough impact against the Japanese before Capello names his final 23 for the South Africa showpiece on June 1.

England were criticised for their performance against Mexico at Wembley on Monday, despite winning 3-1. And FourFourTwo's betting partner Paddy Power expect Capello's men to see off Japan more convincingly.

The Three Lions are 2/9 to triumph. However, if the main talking point after this game is England's defence, their price of 6/1 to lift the World Cup could drift.

2/9        England Win
4/1        Draw
17/2      Japan Win

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Chelsea quartet John Terry, Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard and Joe Cole are available again after being rested against Mexico following their participation in the FA Cup final.

Lampard finished the season in great form with another 20-goal haul from midfield to his name. He is 5/1 to score first against Japan, while Bent - desperate to impress - is 9/2 to bag the opener.

First Scorers
13/5      Rooney
4/1        Crouch
4/1        Defoe
9/2        Bent
5/1        Lampard
20/1      Terry
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Gregg Davies is the Chief Sub Editor of FourFourTwo magazine, joining the team in January 2008 and spending seven years working on the website. He supports non-league behemoths Hereford and commentates on Bulls matches for Radio Hereford FC. His passions include chocolate hobnobs and attempting to shoehorn Ronnie Radford into any office conversation.