TEAM NEWS: Keane handed first England cap as Werner debuts for Germany
Burnley defender Michael Keane has been handed his first senior
cap for the England national team in the Three Lions’ meeting
with Germany on Wednesday.
The 23-year-old, who represented Republic of Ireland at youth
level before switching to his country of birth, starts
alongside Manchester United’s Chris Smalling and Chelsea’s Gary
He becomes the first Burnley outfield player to play for
England since Martin Dobson in 1974, while Clarets team-mate
Tom Heaton starts on the bench.
On-loan Torino goalkeeper Joe Hart starts in goal for Gareth
Southgate’s first game as official England manager, while
Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy leads the line.
— England (@England) March
RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner also makes his full
international debut for Germany, having scored 14 Bundesliga
goals in 24 appearances this season.
Mesut Ozil misses out due to a hamstring injury, as does Paris
Saint-Germain attacker Julian Draxler, while Mario Gomez has
failed to overcome a groin problem.
Lukas Podolski will captain the Germany side for the final time
as he bows out of international football in what will be his
130th cap for his country.
— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) March
England: Hart; Keane, Smalling, Cahill;
Walker, Dier, Livermore, Bertrand; Lallana, Vardy, Alli.
Germany: Ter Stegen – Hector, Hummels, Kroos,
Podolski ©, Weigl, Rüdiger, Kimmich, Sané, Brandt, Werner