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15/10/2013 07:11, Report by Tim Oscroft

Reds continue World Cup quest

Ecuador, featuring Antonio Valencia, will grab one of the two remaining automatic qualification spots for South American teams if they draw with Chile, who would also head to Brazil next year with that result. United striker Angelo Henriquez, on loan with Real Zaragoza, did not feature in Chile's 3-3 draw with Colombia last week.

Robin van Persie became the Netherlands' all-time top scorer at international level with a hat-trick against Hungary last Friday, and with his country having already qualified the striker will be keen to finish off an excellent campaign with a win over Turkey.

Japan qualified a full year ahead of the start of the twentieth World Cup finals, and Shinji Kagawa will be hoping for more game time when his country faces Belarus in a friendly. The United attacker played for 87 minutes in Japan's 2-0 defeat to Serbia last Friday.

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Reds on duty

CHILE v Ecuador - Angelo Henriquez

Chile v ECUADOR - Antonio Valencia

ENGLAND v Poland - Michael Carrick, Phil Jones, Wayne Rooney, Chris Smalling, Danny Welbeck

FRANCE v Finland - Patrice Evra

Belarus v JAPAN - Shinji Kagawa

Costa Rica v MEXICO - Javier Hernandez

Turkey v NETHERLANDS - Robin van Persie

PORTUGAL v Luxembourg - Nani

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