Portsmouth-born talent gets England start

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will start for England against France
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will start for England against France
Pompey midfielder Carl Baker Picture: Joe Pepler

Jackett: Baker has Pompey future

43
Have your say

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will start for England against France today.

The former St John’s College pupil is in Roy Hodgson’s starting XI for their European Championship opener.

England will not officially announce the team for today’s game until an hour before kick-off.

But various sources in the Ukraine have confirmed the attacking talent, who played for Portsmouth Schoolboys before joining Southampton, will play from the outset.

England starting XI v France: Hart, Johnson, Terry, Lescott, Cole, Milner, Gerrard, Parker, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Young, Welbeck.