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ANNOUNCED: England squad for friendly matches

There is one surprise inclusion

Roy Hodgson has announced his 23-man England squad for the international friendlies against Spain and Euro 2016 hosts France.

The Three Lions will travel to Spain on Friday 13th November, before hosting France at Wembley on Tuesday 17th November.

Tottenham Hotspur’s Eric Dier is the surprise selection by Hodgson. It is the holding midfielder’s first ever senior call-up after representing his country at under 18, under 19, under 20 and under 21 level.

The squad consists of 22 Premier League players and one Championship player.

The full squad is as follows:

Goalkeepers

Jack Butland (Stoke City), Joe Hart (Manchester City) and Tom Heaton (Burnley).

Defenders

Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool), Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), John Stones (Everton) and Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur).

Midfielders

Delle Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Ross Barkley (Everton), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), James Milner (Liverpool) Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City) and Raheem Sterling (Manchester City).

Strikers

Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) and Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).

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