Eric Dier is to become the sixth captain of boss Gareth Southgate’s reign and, at the age of 23, the fifth-youngest of the post-war era.
Asked about the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder’s qualities on the eve of the high-profile friendly, Southgate told reporters: “Eric is an established player in the side now. He plays with maturity and intelligence. He understands the game really well. He is also a great role model.
“His approach to everything is very professional. He hardly ever misses a game and plays in an unselfish manner. I think he can be even more of a leader than he currently is and I am hoping giving him this reward and responsibility will also bring even more out of him as well.”
According to Sky Sports News , meanwhile, Swansea City loanee Tammy Abraham will make his senior England debut alongside Jamie Vardy in attack.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek will also win his maiden cap at international level, while Jake Livermore and the returning Danny Rose are also in line to start.