Netherlands v England: Nations League semi-final – live!

That’s much-deserved reward for Sterling, who leads his country out on his 50th international appearance. The naked eye will tell you that the Manchester City winger is a world-class act, there’s no need for stats. Then again, the numbers don’t hurt either: having scored just twice in his first 45 matches for England, games 46 to 49 have produced another six goals. That includes a hat-trick against the Czechs, a couple in Spain, and a satisfying goal stuffed down the throats of the Montenegro supporters giving him abuse. Throw in a domestic treble and the FWA Footballer of the Year award, and it’s safe to say he’s on a roll.

Harry Kane hasn’t made it, so Raheem Sterling will captain England tonight. Full team news to follow, but here’s the England starting XI: Pickford, Walker, Stones, Maguire, Chilwell, Rice, Delph, Barkley, Sterling, Sancho, Rashford.

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