Tottenham's Eric Dier earns first England senior call-up

Thursday 05 Nov 2015
Eric Dier receives his first senior call-up

Roy Hodgson has named his England squad for the final two games of the year and it includes a first-time call-up for Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier.

The Three Lions face two testing encounters against fellow Euro 2016 hopefuls Spain and France, and Hodgson has selected a 23-man group for the trip to Alicante on Friday 13 November and the Breast Cancer Care International at Wembley Stadium four days later.

And 21-year-old Dier, who has played for the Three Lions from Under-18 through to Under-21 level, makes the step up to senior level after his impressive displays in the Spurs midfield recently.

England fixtures

Away v Spain, Friday 13 November
Home v France, Tuesday 17 November
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Dier, who moved to White Hart Lane after coming through the ranks at Sporting Lisbon, is joined by three club-mates in the squad – Dele Alli is back in after two caps last month, while Kyle Walker and Harry Kane are also included.

Manchester United also have four players on the list; skipper Wayne Rooney, Michael Carrick, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones.

Meanwhile, Everton's John Stones and Manchester City's Fabian Delph return after missing recent games for England due to injury.

Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Stoke City), Joe Hart (Manchester City), 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), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur)

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

Forwards: Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)

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By FA Staff