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Even if you struggle to whip up interest in international friendlies, tonight’s England v Germany game should be the exception (k-o 8.00pm).

Gary Cahill is likely to be England captain, and with such auspicious opponents, England will be fielding their strongest line-up – experimentation by Gareth Southgate is unlikely.

There is little love between England and Germany, which should make for a great game, preparing Cahill and co for the greater battles to come in the World Cup. Who said ‘Iceland’?