Dier to keep captain's armband

13 November 2017 11:13:24 EST

Gareth Southgate has confirmed that Eric Dier will once again captain England in the international friendly against Brazil at Wembley.

The Tottenham star skippered his country on Friday in the 0-0 draw with Germany and Southgate is a big fan of the 23-year-old.

The England boss said: "It's a good experience for him.

"On the pitch is one element and showing leadership the rest of the time we're in camp is another. The level of responsibility is important to learn.

"We want some of the younger lads to feel that responsibility and the way Eric trains and understands the game is good."

Meanwhile, Southgate has also been impressed with the attitude of Liverpool's Dominic Solanke and Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin who have been training with the senior England set-up.

"They're clearly playing regularly in the Premier League," he said of the young duo. "They've warranted it on their performances with England's Under-21 side over a long period of time.

"It's slightly different this time as we didn't see much value in bringing a couple of senior players in but there's clearly a pathway."

England can be backed at 5/1 to beat Brazil, 12121/1 to win the 2018 World Cup outright, on Tuesday. England are also available at 6/1 to score in both halves in the friendly.

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