FORMER Saints winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will start for England in their Euro 2012 opener against France this evening.

The 18-year-old, who left St Mary's to join Arsenal last summer, is a surprise inclusion in manager Roy Hodgson's lineup for the game in Donetsk.

England: Hart, Johnson, Terry, Lescott, Cole, Milner, Parker, Gerrard (C), Oxlade-Chamberlain, Young, Welbeck.