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Soccer-Golden Lampard leads experimental England against Chile
By Mike Collett LONDON, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Frank Lampard will receive a special golden cap to mark 100 appearances for England on Friday when he captains what is expected to be a largely experimental team against Chile in a friendly at Wembley. Coach Roy Hodgson, speaking to the media at England’s base at Watford, north of London, would only reveal on Thursday that Lampard would definitely start, but did strongly hint the team would look rather different than usual as he continues to plan for next year’s World Cup finals. Both Friday’s opponents Chile, and Germany, who play England at Wembley next Tuesday, have also already qualified for next year’s finals. Although England have lost only once in open play in 22 matches under Hodgson — and not been beaten for 10 games since they lost a friendly to Sweden a year ago this week — Hodgson said he was prepared to sacrifice that unbeaten run for the greater good.