England, Germany to wear poppies in friendly

Jordan Henderson is set to become the latest player to pull out of Gareth Southgate's squad

Jordan Henderson is set to become the latest player to pull out of Gareth Southgate's squad

City winger Sterling is out with a back complaint and Delph - looking for his first England cap since November 2015 - injured his calf towards the end of Sunday's win against Arsenal.

England midfielder Eric Dier believes that Germany are the flawless opposition for his side to face as they gear up for next summer's World Cup in Russian Federation.

Cape Town - Jamie Vardy insists he is willing to play an impact role for England if need be as they prepare to take on powerhouses Germany and Brazil.

"A former FA chairman, Greg Dyke, mooted the idea of bringing in B teams, but nobody expected it to be England's".

On the plus side England may well give plenty of minutes to a trio of youngsters who are getting their first call up to the senior national team: Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Tammy Abraham and Joe Gomez.

"All the journalists need to cool down and don't expect too much. If we get embarrassed then there is a lot more to work on", the Tottenham Hotspur defender was quoted saying by the Independent on Tuesday. If we want to be prepared for one of the biggest sporting events in the world we have to prepare by facing the best.

There have been a number of famous clashes between England and Germany down the years with the latest been in March where England lost 1-0 in the Westfalenstadion, Dier played in the clash in Bavaria and ahead of Friday's match the 23-year-old stated that The Three Lions want to be playing the "very best nations" starting with Die Mannschaft.

According to the report, Wembley has been tested and given approval to use the system by the International FA Board (Ifab).

The players of England and Germany are to wear black armbands bearing poppies after Federation Internationale de Football Association changed the rules that would have previously meant it leading to disciplinary action. "I think that is the right mentality to have", Dier said.

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