Players walk out to sound of Oasis song for France-England

Mbappe continued to make it a torrid evening for England's centre-backs after the hour, although Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland - on, as planned, for Heaton at the interval - was out sharply to deny the Monaco star.

Forster was disappointed to be the odd goalkeeper out in Southgate's selection and the England manager said: "I've spoken to him and of course he's disappointed". Tom Heaton will start the match, but Jack Butland is set to play the second half of the game.

Southgate said it was always his intention to rest Joe Hart, who has been criticised for conceding two free kicks late on in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Scotland.

But Southgate was quick to defend the Manchester City keeper, who spent last season on loan at Torino having been deemed surplus to requirements by Pep Guardiola.

Mbappe was thwarted again by Butland in stoppage time, although it is surely a matter of time before this brilliant talent scores the first of dozens of goals for France.

"Tom's had an outstanding season".

"But we have to go about our work and we feel comfortable with the security people around us".

"I think in the past one or two goalkeepers have sort of given up global football because they've not had that chance, so I'm conscious of keeping people involved".

Southgate said his decision to retain Kane as captain did not mean the striker would necessarily get the role full-time.

He infrequently returned to midfield duties for England, at Euro 96 by Terry Venables then - less successfully - as Kevin Keegan's Three Lions lost the last game at the old Wembley to rivals Germany.

"I think we've really got a good opportunity with this squad, with it being so young with a few really good characters that are senior as well".

Arsenal and England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain believes that Arsene Wenger and Gareth Southgate share some valuable managerial traits. Both sets of players will have a photo together to show solidarity and togetherness.

"With Jack, I worked with him at under-21 level and I went to an under-20 World Cup with him and an under-21 Euros".

"They won the Under-20s World Cup not so long ago".

"Part of the responsibility is now over to them: what are they going to do next?" It is a friendly but it's against a great French team and one that we're looking forward to the challenge.

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