LONDON, Sporting Alert – Danny Drinkwater, Daniel Sturridge and Jamie Vardy all start for England in today’s international football friendly clash with the Netherlands at Wembley.
Drinkwater has been handed his England debut by Roy Hodgson, following an impressive season so far with English Premier League leaders Leicester City and he will start alongside Ross Barkley, Adam Lallana and James Milner, who will captain the team today, in the midfield.
Vardy and Sturridge will lead the attack for Hodgson’s side, which is coming off an exciting 3-2 victory over Germany in Berlin, last week.
With Joe Hart and Jack Butland both injured, Fraser Forster has been handed the starting place in goal, with Chris Smalling, John Stones, Danny Rose and Kyle Walker playing in front of him in the backline.
Harry Kane, Danny Welbeck, Gary Cahill, Phil Jagielka Jordan Henderson, Theo Walcott, Dele Alli and Eric Dier all available from the bench.
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) March 29, 2016
Meanwhile, Manchester United winger Memphis Depay and midfielder Daley Blind and Newcastle United’s Georgina Wijnaldum are among the starters for the Netherlands today.
Ibrahim Afellay of Stoke City and PSV goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet are also in the starting line-up for the Dutch who will be hoping to impress after a series of dismal performances since finishing third at the last World Cup.
England Starting XI: Forster, Walker, Rose, Smalling, Stones, Drinkwater, Barkley, Milner, Lallana, Vardy, Sturridge. Subs: Heaton, Walcott, Cahill, Jagielka, Henderson, Dier, Kane, Alli, Welbeck.
Netherlands Starting XI: Zoet, Willems, Blind, Bruma, Veltman, Afellay, Bazoer, Wijnaldum, Depay, Janssen, Promes.