Eric Dier will retain the England captaincy when the Three Lions host Brazil on Tuesday night, Gareth Southgate has confirmed.
Tottenham midfielder Dier was Southgate’s skipper for Friday night’s goalless draw against world champions Germany, and the 23-year-old will again lead England out at Wembley against the Selecao and Neymar.
Speaking after the draw against Germany, Dier said: “It was a very proud moment for me and my family and everyone who has helped me along the way since I was a little boy.
The midfielder admitted at the time that he was unsure whether he would keep the armband though, adding: “I have no idea. It is a question for Gareth – I couldn’t tell you to be honest.
“Obviously that decision is up to the manager, that is not in my hands.