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Tottenham defender Dier named in England squad for friendlies


LONDON — Tottenham defender has been named in the England squad ahead of international friendlies against Spain and France.

The 21-year-old Dier has played in an unfamiliar central midfield role for Spurs this season, and has featured in all but one of his side's opening 11 league matches, scoring two goals.

Coach Roy Hodgson has also selected despite the midfielder being out since September with a hamstring injury that he picked up during a European Championship qualifier against Switzerland.

In-form Leicester striker who tops the scoring charts with 11 goals keeps his place and is joined by forwards and captain .

England squad:

Goalkeepers: (Stoke), (Manchester City), (Burnley)

Defenders: (Southampton), (Chelsea), (Liverpool), (Arsenal), (Manchester United), (Manchester United), (Everton), (Tottenham)

Midfielders: (Tottenham), (Tottenham), (Everton), (Manchester United), (Manchester City), (Liverpool), (Liverpool), (Swansea City), (Manchester City),

Strikers: (Tottenham), (Manchester United), (Leicester).

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