England team to play France - Oxlade-Chamberlain plays
Published : 11 Jun 2012 16:22:40Rss feed
England manager Roy Hodgson sprang a major surprise by naming Arsenal youngster Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to start Monday's Euro 2012 Group D clash with France.
Oxlade-Chamberlain was named for what will be only his second senior start as Hodgson opted for the teenager's pace rather than Stewart Downing on the flank.
The rest of the England line-up was as expected, with Danny Welbeck starting at centre-forward with Ashley Young in a withdrawn role.
Joe Hart; Glen Johnson, John Terry, Joleon Lescott, Ashley Cole; James Milner, Scott Parker, Steven Gerrard (capt), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain; Ashley Young, Danny Welbeck.
Coach: Roy Hodgson