England-France soccer match honours victims of terror attacks with Oasis song

England boss Gareth Southgate weighing up surprise midfield role for John Stones

England boss Gareth Southgate weighing up surprise midfield role for John Stones

France and England players meanwhile walked out to the sound of Don't Look Back in Anger from Oasis for the friendly at Stade de France.

France coach Didier Deschamps warned his players they are fighting for their places in the friendly against England on Tuesday.

That came after the Italian referee gave a spot-kick for a foul on Dele Alli and the video assistant - being trialled here - ruled that Raphael Varane deserved a straight red card.

Dembele never let England settle, pinned them on the back foot and was on hand to win it with a fine finish late on. "There is no real need for me to talk to them". [But] next season I don't know who'll be playing and at which clubs, ' Southgate said. "You've got to keep making decisions for the right reasons".

The game was the first meeting of the sides since 2015, when England won 2-0 in a friendly on that emotionally charged night at Wembley. "You'll still get an element of one person's judgment within that".

"Tom has had an outstanding season, and we have got to maintain the squad environment, make people feel involved by giving them game time".

"I am not committing to a timescale on that", Southgate said after being asked when a permanent captain would be named. He's admitted himself that all he wants next season is to play regular football and the fact that he went on loan to Torino in search of it last season demonstrates this point.

The Southampton left-back's low cross picked out Kane to easily complete the formalities inside the France six-yard box. I'm Matt Dawson, and I'll be taking you through England's worldwide friendly with France. The Premier League golden boot victor had not played under Southgate until this get together and it is not hard to see why he is so central to England's plans.

Heaton became Burnley's first England worldwide in 42 years with his three minute cameo against the Aussies and has since been followed into the Three Lions side by Turf defender Michael Keane who misses the France trip through injury.

It was hard to choose the best player for France between Mbappe and Dembele.

Southgate said Kane would follow in the footsteps of Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson, now recovering from injury but who wore the armband in the manager's first two matches in charge, against Malta and Slovenia last autumn. "In the space of 90 minutes we saw the things that we are very good at we looked a threat and created a lot of openings and equally we saw what we have to do better", he said.

"We need to look at how exhausted the players are".

That is by no means guaranteed, with a back three also considered, but is seen as a live option in a squad that looks light in the engine room, where Eric Dier and Jake Livermore are the only specialists in a 23-man squad.

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