World Cup - Lampard to win 100th England cap, Walker to start

Roy Hodgson has confirmed that midfielder Frank Lampard will play his 100th game for England against Ukraine, with Kyle Walker also set to start despite criticism over recent pictures showing the defender inhaling laughing gas.

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Frank Lampard will win his 100th England cap against Ukraine

It will be another milestone in a magnificent career that has seen the 35-year-old win three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and captain Chelsea to glory in both the Champions League and Europa League.

"Lampard will play tomorrow night," Hodgson said.

"That's quite a first. I'm happy to have been part of that. All things being equal Frank will play and start the game tomorrow and win his 100th cap

"I don't think there will be many players who will play for England for two or three years let alone 14 years.

"Fourteen years is a long time to be representing your country. We don't have that many international matches so I think people who want to play 100 games for their country have to play for a team that wins major international tournaments and play for a very long time."

Lampard will play alongside two other Englishmen who have won 100 caps for their country in captain Steven Gerrard and defender Ashley Cole.

The England manager also confirmed that Tottenham defender Walker will also be given a starting berth in Kiev despite the 23-year-old being pictured inhaling laughing gas in a nightclub back in June.

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