Gareth Southgate confirms Wayne Rooney and Theo Walcott will start for England
There have been calls for Rooney to be dropped after dis disappointing display in England's 1-0 win over Slovakia last month.
The 30-year-old has also endured a poor run of displays at Manchester United.
But Southgate has stuck by former manager Sam Allardyce's decision to keep faith in Rooney.
"I am sure the full team will leak out but I don't want to give the opposition advantage of knowing our team. It is the professional thing to do," Southgate said.
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