Danny Rose and Kieran Trippier will start for England against the Netherlands in Amsterdam, while Eric Dier and Dele Alli are among the substitutes.

Dier was expected to start in a back three, but Gareth Southgate has chosen against using the versatile Tottenham man.

Instead, it looks as if former Spurs defender Kyle Walker will join Manchester City’s John Stones and Liverpool’s Joe Gomez in the back line, with Rose and Trippier selected in the full-back positions.

Southgate has gone with Liverpool due Jordan Henderson and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in midfield, and a front three of Jesse Lingard, Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford.

England’s goalscoring ability will be tested with Harry Kane out injured. The Tottenham striker has scored six of the There Lions’ last nine away goals.

Jamie Vardy, who has found the net in six of his last eight appearances for Leicester, will be disappointed to only make the bench given Kane’s absence.

As will Dele Alli, who is rarely dropped for club or country. Here’s the full line-up.



  1. What is Southgate thinking? Playing Walker as a right sided CB? – How and why does that make any sense? – Surely the writer of this article has got it completely wrong and he’s playing a standard back 4 with Stones and Gomez at CB and Tripps and Rose as RB/LB respectively. Walker would be playing right midfield/winger? – This whole team doesn’t make sense to me. It’s overly offensive and only one holding midfield player in Henderson. Gareth, what have you done?!!!

    • We do this every time. We spend two years qualifying with ease only to get to the tournament not knowing what team , formation or who’s bringing the oranges. International football is pony and to think I would always get to Wembley or the pub get drunk and sing. Roll on next weekend. COYS!


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