Confirmed: England v France line-ups - Dier and Ben Arfa start

How England and France line up this evening, with Tottenham's Eric Dier and former Newcastle winger Hatem Ben Arfa among those featuring.

England take on France this evening in an emotionally charged international friendly.

The French nation is reeling from a terrorist attack which took place on Friday night in Paris, killing 129 people.

Bombers targeted the Stade de France as one of six targets, where France were playing Germany at the time.

French international Lassana Diarra's cousin was killed in the attacks, while Antoine Griezmann's sister was fortunate to escape the Bataclan Theatre.

This game is going ahead, with increasingly intense security at Wembley, while English fans are invited to show solidarity with France by singing the French national anthem along with the away fans.

On the pitch, England are looking to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Spain on Friday, while France beat world champions Germany in their overshadowed friendly match.

Here is a look at how the two teams line up for the fixture...

England lineup


  • Joe Hart
  • Gary Cahill
  • Nathaniel Clyne
  • Eric Dier
  • Kieran Gibbs
  • John Stones
  • Dele Alli
  • Ross Barkley
  • Raheem Sterling
  • Harry Kane
  • Wayne Rooney

Substitutes: Jack Butland, Tom Heaton, Ryan Bertrand, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Kyle Walker, Adam Lallana, Ryan Mason, Jonjo Shelvey.

France lineup


  • Hugo Lloris
  • Lucas Digne
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Bacary Sagna
  • Raphaël Varane
  • Hatem Ben Arfa
  • Yohan Cabaye
  • Blaise Matuidi
  • Morgan Schneiderlin
  • André-Pierre Gignac
  • Anthony Martial

Substitutes: Mickaël Landreau.

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