England will take on Spain in the international friendly fixture between the two nations at Wembley on 15 November. The two teams have ended their World Cup qualifiers for this calendar year and will wind up with a friendly fixture on Tuesday.

The Three Lions have bounced back after a controversy hit the national team as their coach Sam Allardyce was forced to step down after he was caught on camera explaining how to evade FA rules on player transfers.

Allardyce was replaced by Gareth Southgate and was appointed as interim manager of the English national side for four fixtures. So far, Southgate has managed two wins and a draw in his first three matches and has one more match left before he completes his term as interim manager.

Southgate's England have not conceded a goal in the three matches they have played, while managing to score five goals. There are reports that the Football Association will hand him the permanent job of managing the national side.

Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane has been withdrawn from the squad to face Spain. Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is likely to lead the England attack when they take on the 2008 World Cup winners on Tuesday evening.

Spain, on the other hand, have also replaced their national team coach. After a disappointing campaign in the European championship, Vicente del Bosque stepped down and was replaced by Julen Lopetegui.

Under Lopetegui's guidance, Spain have been in fine form and are undefeated in the five matches played in all competitions. Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has been selected for the Spain squad and he could make his debut for the national side against Southgate's England.

It is likely to be an entertaining clash between the two sides, as several of the Spanish players have played alongside the English players in the Premier League.

Daniel Sturridge
Daniel Sturridge could lead England's attack against Spain Getty Images

Where to watch

Kick-off is at 8pm GMT. Live coverage of the match is available on ITV 1. Radio commentary is available on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Betting Odds (betfair)

  • England: 21/10
  • Draw: 11/5
  • Spain: 8/5


  • Spain to win

What managers say

Gareth Southagte: "We can't be the same as Spain because their players have been brought up in a different way. But maybe we have more power, more pace, more strength. At the moment we have several top teams [in the Premier League] playing in a certain way: a high-pressing, possession-based game. I don't remember seeing many good teams over the years that weren't very good at pressing, whether that was Holland going back to the 1970s or Milan going back to their successful teams. That is a fundament core of what we need to do to be successful."

Julen Lopetegui: "I'm passionate about English football; it's lived in a special way, unique. There's a culture of believing in mid- and long-term projects. Admittedly, that's changing: the division with the most [managerial] changes in the world last season was the Championship. But there's respect, a willingness to build properly, patience. Then there's the fans' passion. England invented football and the culture's special. The challenge of bringing something new to English football was attractive; the chance to applying some of our culture, things I thought could help."

Team News


Possible XI: Hart; Walker, Cahill, Stones, Rose; Henderson, Dier, Sterling, Rooney, Lallana; Sturridge


Possible XI: De Gea; Carvajal, Bartra, Nacho, Monreal; Busquets, Herrera, Thiago, Vitolo, Silva; Morata.