Raheem Sterling captain, Champions League finalists benched: Confirmed England team to face Netherlands in

Raheem Sterling will lead England out for the first time when they face the Netherlands in their Nations League semi-final – live on talkSPORT.

The Manchester City forward will wear the captain’s armband in place of regular skipper Harry Kane, who starts on the bench in Guimaraes.

Sterling makes his 50th appearance for England


Sterling makes his 50th appearance for England

Gareth Southgate has chosen to bench the seven Tottenham and Liverpool stars who played in the Champions League final five days ago, with the possibility of a final against Portugal on Sunday.

Jordan Henderson lifted the famous trophy alongside Liverpool team-mates Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez, as defeated Spurs players Eric Dier, Danny Rose, Dele Alli and Kane watched on at the Wanda Metropolitano.

The Netherlands, on the other hand, have thrown Virgil van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum straight back into the action.

Barcelona-bound Frenkie De Jong and sought-after Ajax defender Matthijs De Ligt were also included a strong Dutch side.

Confirmed teams

Netherlands: Cillessen, De Ligt, Van Dijk, Bergwijn, Wijnaldum, Babel, Depay, De Roon, Blind, De Jong, Dumfries.

Subs: Vermeer, Bizot, Hatebor, Ake, Propper, Promes, Van Aanholt, De Vrij, Strootman, Volhena, L de Jong, Van de Beek.

England: Pickford, Walker, Stones, Maguire, Chilwell, Rice, Delph, Barkley, Sterling, Sancho, Rashford.

Subs: Butland, Rose, Dier, Lingard, Henderson, Kane, Gomez, Keane, Alli, Wilson, Alexander-Arnold, Heaton.