Thursday 14 December 2017

Tottenham's Eric Dier earns England call-up

Eric Dier
Eric Dier

Tottenham's Eric Dier has been called up to the senior England squad for the first time.

The uncapped 21-year-old has been in impressive form for Spurs this term, playing in all but one of the London club's Premier League games.

And on Thursday afternoon, Hodgson named him in his England squad for the upcoming friendlies against Spain and France.

Dier's 19-year-old Tottenham team-mate Dele Alli has been retained after playing his first two games for England in last month's Euro 2016 qualifiers against Estonia and Lithuania.

Squad: Butland (Stoke), Hart (Manchester City), Heaton (Burnley); Bertrand (Southampton), Cahill (Chelsea), Clyne (Southampton), Gibbs (Arsenal), Jones, Smalling (both Manchester United), Stones (Everton), Walker (Tottenham); Alli (Tottenham), Barkley (Everton), Carrick (Manchester United), Delph (Manchester City), Dier (Tottenham), Lallana (Liverpool), Milner (Liverpool), Shelvey (Swansea), Sterling (Manchester City), Kane (Tottenham), Rooney (Manchester United), Vardy (Leicester).

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