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Zinedine Zidane hails Lampard as England's key man

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Zinedine Zidane says veteran England midfielder Frank Lampard is still the key man for the Three Lions ahead of their clash against the Ukraine on Tuesday.

The Chelsea midfielder is set to make his 100th appearance for the national side in Kiev after a convincing 4-0 win over Moldova on Friday.

The French legend marked out the 35-year-old as England continue in their attempts to qualify for next year's World Cup in Rio de Janeiro.

"The one that is standing out and is really a leader is Lampard," said the former Real Madrid and Juventus player. England are currently level on points with Montenegro - who have played a game more - at the top of Group H, both a point ahead of Ukraine.

A win on Tuesday would put Roy Hodgson's men in a good position to take the top spot in the group and gain automatic qualification, with their final two qualifiers at home to Montenegro and Poland.

And the three-time world footballer of the year is confident England will make it to Brazil.

"England are going to be there but it's going to be complicated," Said the 44 year-old former France International.

"I am sure they are going to make a great World Cup because they have a strong team and I am sure they are going to do something interesting, but it is going to be tough in Brazil.

"Every team has a chance when they are in the final rounds and England is one of them. England is a great team as a whole."

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