Englad trained at St. George's Park on Monday ahead of their midweek Wembley friendly with Brazil.

It is the latest opportunity Roy Hodgson has to experiment with his squad ahead of two World Cup qualifiers away at San Marino and Montenegro next month.

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England coach Gary Neville jokes with goalkeeper Jack Butland

The Three Lions currently lie second in Group H behind Montenegro after wins against Moldova and San Marino and draws versus Ukraine and Poland.

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  • Soccer - International Friendly - England v Brazil - England Training Session - St George's Park

    England players from the full Elite team with players from the Under 21's and the Under 19's pose for a photograh lead by captain Steven Gerrard (centre) during the training session at St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent.

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    BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Tom Cleverley, Frank Lampard, Gary Cahil, Theo Walcott and Leon Osman during the Engand training session at St Georges Park on February 4, 2013 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

  • England Training Session and Press Conference

    BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: The England Team warm up during a training session at St Georges Park on February 4, 2013 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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    BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Jack Wilshire of England in action during a training session at St Georges Park on February 4, 2013 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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    BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Frank Lampard of England in action during a training session at St Georges Park on February 4, 2013 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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    BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Theo Walcott of England in action during a training session at St Georges Park on February 4, 2013 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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    BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: England manager Roy Hodgson looks on during the Engand training session at St Georges Park on February 4, 2013 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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    BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Stuart Pearce and Roy Hodgson of England share a joke during a training session at St Georges Park on February 4, 2013 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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    BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Roy Hodgson of England talks with Ashley Cole during a training session at St Georges Park on February 4, 2013 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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    BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Wayne Rooney of England in action during a training session at St Georges Park on February 4, 2013 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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    BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Daniel Sturridge speaks to manager Roy Hodgson during the Engand training session at St Georges Park on February 4, 2013 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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    BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Jack Butland of England in action during a training session at St Georges Park on February 4, 2013 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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    BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard of England in action during a training session at St Georges Park on February 4, 2013 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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    BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Gary Cahill of England during a training session at St Georges Park on February 4, 2013 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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    BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain warms up during the Engand training session at St Georges Park on February 4, 2013 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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    BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Steven Gerrard of England speaks to referee Phi Dowd during the Engand training session at St Georges Park on February 4, 2013 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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    England's Wayne Rooney with Ashley Cole (left) during the training session at St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent.

  • Soccer - International Friendly - England v Brazil - England Training Session - St George's Park

    England's manager Roy Hodgson during the training session at St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent.

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    England's Ashley Cole during the training session at St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent.

  • Soccer - International Friendly - England v Brazil - England Training Session - St George's Park

    England's manager Roy Hodgson (right) watches his players during the training session at St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent.

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    England's (left to right) Frank Lampard, Leon Osman, Tom Cleverley and Gary Cahill during the training session at St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent.

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    England's Wayne Rooney during the training session at St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent.

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    England's Theo Walcott during the training session at St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent.

  • Soccer - International Friendly - England v Brazil - England Training Session - St George's Park

    England's Manager Roy Hodgson talks with Ashley Cole (right) during the training session at St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent.

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    England's Leon Osman during the training session at St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent.

  • Soccer - International Friendly - England v Brazil - England Training Session - St George's Park

    England's Frank Lampard (left) with Gary Cahill and Theo Walcott (right) during the training session at St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent.

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    England's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain warms up with Frank Lampard (left) during the training session at St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent.

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    England's Jack Wilshere during the training session at St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent.

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    England's Jack Butland during the training session at St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent.

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    England coach Ray Lewington during training watched by Gary Neville (right) during the training session at St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent.

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    England's Jack Butland during the training session at St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent.

Michael Carrick and Jermain Defoe have both withdrawn from Hodgson's squad with hip and ankle injuries but Hodgson will not be replacing them.