Confirmed Teams: England vs France – Rooney, Martial and Schneiderlin start

by Sam Peoples

Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial and Morgan Schneiderlin all start tonight in the friendly between England and France.

Phil Jones, Jesse Lingard and Chris Smalling are on the bench for England, while the injured Michael Carrick has been left out altogether.

Here are the confirmed teams:

England XI vs France: Hart, Clyne, Gibbs, Dier, Cahill, Stones, Alli, Barkley, Kane, Rooney (c), Sterling.

France XI vs England: Lloris – Digne, Koscielny, Varane, Sagna – Cabaye, Matuidi, Schneiderlin – Ben Arfa, Martial, Gignac.

It’s nice of Roy Hodgson to take Smalling out of Martial’s firing line isn’t it? In truth, Chris getting a rest will help him come back to Manchester United fully fit for the weekend clash with Watford.

Tonight might be a friendly on paper but the current situation with Paris means it has become a very signifiant game for the solidarity it will show, and it’ll be an emotional night.

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