LIVE: England v Holland – follow the action from Wembley as it happens
Follow Sportsmail's coverage of England v Holland from Wembley Stadium, where under caretaker boss Stuart Pearce, the Three Lions begin their Euro 2012 preparations. Pearce's side is set to feature a host of young lions pushing for a place in Poland and Ukraine this summer and will be put to the test by a strong Dutch outfit. Email me your thoughts on the action at [email protected] or contact me on Twitter @Ripinho.
England v Holland (8pm)
Click here for the live goals from Wembley
England: Hart, Richards, Cahill,
Smalling, Baines, Gerrard, Parker, Barry, Johnson, Welbeck, Young.
Green, Cole, Jones, Lescott, Milner, Walcott, Downing, Campbell,
Holland: Stekelenburg, Boulahrouz,
Heitinga, Mathijsen, Pieters, Van Bommel, De Jong, Robben, Sneijder,
Kuyt, Van Persie.
Subs: Krul, Emanuelson, Vlaar, Strootman, Schaars,
Huntelaar, Wijnaldum, de Jong, Bruma, John, Narsingh.
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
19.45: And the team news from the rest of the home nations and Republic of Ireland:
Slovenia v Scotland
Slovenia: Samir Handanovic, Brecko, Suler, Cesar, Jokic, Radosavljevic, Krhin, Kirm, Birsa, Ilicic, Dedic. Subs: Jasmin Handanovic, Kelhar, Pecnik, Volas, Ljubijankic, Vuckic, Vrsic, Matic, Mavric, Belec.
Scotland: McGregor, Martin, Berra, Caldwell, Mulgrew, McArthur, Adam, Morrison, Forrest, Mackie, Mackail-Smith. Subs: Gilks, Dorrans, Bannan, Robson, Cowie, Goodwillie, Miller, Snodgrass, Hanley, Foster, Gordon.
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (FYR Macedonia)
Northern Ireland v Norway
Northern Ireland: Camp, McAuley, Hughes, Jonathan Evans, McGivern, Corry Evans, Clingan, Davis, Ferguson, Shiels, Paterson. Subs: Mannus, Hodson, McGinn, Healy, McCann, Duff, McQuoid, McCourt, Carson, McGovern.
Norway: Jarstein, Hogli, Rogne, Demidov, Riise, Henriksen, Nordtveit, Grindheim, Pedersen, Abdellaoui, Huseklepp. Subs: Pettersen, Reginiussen, Elyounoussi, Ruud, Jenssen, Braaten, Berisha.
Rep of Ireland v Czech Republic
Rep of Ireland: Given, O'Shea, O'Dea, St. Ledger, Ward, Duff, Andrews, Whelan, McGeady, Keane, Long. Subs: Forde, Hunt, Foley, Duffy, Walters, Coleman, McCarthy, Cox, Green, McClean,
Czech Republic: Cech, Gebre Selassie, Limbersky, Sivok, Kadlec, Petrzela, Rezek, Stajner, Plasil, Baros, Jiracek. Subs: Drobny, Rajnoch, Pekhart, Pudil, Rajtoral, Pilar, Hubschman, Kolar, Lafata.
Referee: Manuel de Sousa (Portugal)
19.42: At the Cardiff City Stadium for the Gary Speed memorial match:
Wales v Costa Rica
Wales: Price, Gunter, Blake, Williams, Matthews, Robson-Kanu, Allen, Crofts, Vaughan, Bellamy, Morison. Subs: Brown, Vokes, Taylor, Ricketts, Gabbidon, Ledley, Earnshaw, Collison.
Costa Rica: Navas, Umana, Salvatierra, Miller, Cunningham, Barrantes, Azofeifa, Wallace, Oviedo, Ruiz, Campbell. Subs: Cambronero, Mora, Brenes, Diaz, Tejeda, Gabas, Cubero, McDonald.
Referee: Howard Webb (S Yorkshire)
19.40: Full line-ups from Wembley Stadium:
England v Holland
England: Hart, Richards, Cahill, Smalling, Baines, Gerrard, Parker, Barry, Johnson, Welbeck, Young. Subs: Green, Cole, Jones, Lescott, Milner, Walcott, Downing, Campbell, Sturridge, Carson.
Holland: Stekelenburg, Boulahrouz, Heitinga, Mathijsen, Pieters, Van Bommel, De Jong, Robben, Sneijder, Kuyt, Van Persie. Subs: Krul, Emanuelson, Vlaar, Strootman, Schaars, Huntelaar, Wijnaldum, de Jong, Bruma, John, Narsingh.
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
19.35: And I still remain convinced if I keep watching the semi-final against Germany, Paul Gascoigne will connect with Alan Shearer's cross one day.
19.32: For more joyful times (from an England perspective anyway) how about the Three Lions' 4-1 win against Holland at Euro 96
Teedy Sheringham and Alan Shearer destroyed Guus Hiddink's side on that glorious afternoon which booked Terry Venables' team a place in the quarter-final.
I always find it is impossible to look back on Euro 96 without smiling at some point.
19.27: Right time for a trip down memory lane.
First up Sportsmail's Matt Barlow and Neil Moxley gloss over that 2-0 defeat to the Dutch on February 9 1977.
And that was a kind score to England who were ripped to shreds by total football.
Though if it is any consolation pretty much everyone was falling victim to the classy Dutch at the time.
19.22: Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere on Twitter:
Waiting for the England game…..looking forward to it! Come on England!
I wonder if we will see him this summer Let's hope so.
Captain fantastic: Scott Parker (left) will lead England out against Holland at Wembley
19.19: Micah Richards is handed his first England start since November 2007 tonight as interim boss Stuart Pearce sends his team into action against World Cup runners-up Holland at Wembley.
A regular under Steve McClaren, Richards earned a single cap under Fabio Capello.
However, following the withdrawals of Glen Johnson and Kyle Walker, Richards has become one of four Manchester City players in a team that also contains three from title rivals United.
As had been reported earlier in the day, Scott Parker is named as skipper.
However, the fact Steven Gerrard is also in the starting line-up, the first time the pair have been on the pitch at the same time in an England game, gives even more significance to Pearce's decision to give the armband to Parker.
In total there are six changes to the team that defeated Sweden, in what turned out to be Capello's last match in charge last November.
Surprisingly, Everton full-back Leighton Baines is one of those who keeps his place.
Danny Welbeck is given his full debut as the lone striker and Adam Johnson is handed his first start since October 2010 as he wins his 10th cap.
19.14: So what do we want from tonight's game Entertainment, a positive result, a clean sheet
Personally I will be happy just to see a confident England performance that sees them create a few chances and gives this unfamiliar team something to build on.
It really does look a raw starting XI.
19.11: So within two years Scott Parker has gone from a World Cup reject to England captain.
Something like that needs more than a summary, so luckily Sportsmail's Matt Lawton has produced this excellent piece of pre-match reading for you.
19.06: A slight tweak to the squad folks. Joe Hart will start instead of Rob Green in goal:
England starting XI:
Hart, Richards, Cahill, Smalling, Baines, Parker, Barry, Gerrard, A Johnson, Young, Welbeck.
19.03: Before we start with today though, I want to take you back to 1993.
England had failed to qualify for the following year's World Cup, but how many of you watching this advert thought that boy would be England captain going into Euro 2012…go on be honest.
19.00: It's been three months since England last played so you would have thought it's just a case of fine tuning the strings to make sure everything is set before Euro 2012.
Wrong. In that time frame England have lost a manager (and are still looking for a new one), lost a captain (just appointed one), are without arguably their two best strikers for the start of this summer and have been hit by a whole selection of injuries for this fixture…I do hope we have some positives tonight.
The team news is already in for England which you can find out by clicking here.
Winning streak: England will hope to build on 1-0 wins against Spain (above) and Sweden last November