Final Up to date on 21 Jan 2022 12:46 pm (UK Time)
England are set to play the Ivory Coast for the primary time at senior stage in a pleasant at Wembley Stadium in March.
The fixture may see Wilfried Zaha make historical past as the primary participant to play for and towards England.
Crystal Palace winger Zaha made earned two caps underneath Roy Hodgson between 2012 and 2013, changing Raheem Sterling in a 4-2 pleasant defeat towards Sweden and showing as a overdue change in a 3-2 win over Scotland.
On the other hand, the 29-year-old took benefit of FIFA laws, with the Abidjan-born guy switching to his native land, as he had now not but performed sufficient video games for England.
Zaha has now performed 23 occasions for Ivory Coast, scoring 5 occasions, and he might be set to stand off towards his former aspect as they play the 3 Lions in a pleasant on March 29 forward of this years’ Qatar Global Cup.
England supervisor Gareth Southgate was once focused on non-Ecu opposition for a minimum of one among his friendlies, having now not achieved so since November 2018, and with The Elephants eradicated from Global Cup qualifying, they equipped the stand out choice.
Southgate’s aspect can even play Switzerland 3 days ahead of this sport, with their complete set of Countries League crew level fixtures to happen towards Hungary, Germany and Italy, ahead of they head to the Iciness Global Cup.