The week presents the last international break that soccer players will have this year. Given that most nations have already qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, national team coaches will have the freedom of handing young players their first cap. England boss, Gareth Southgate is naturally set to give his young crop the opportunity to represent the Three Lions, given that most of his senior players are nursing various kinds of injuries.

The England National Team is gearing for two high-profile friendly games during this international break, where the Lions will first host Germany before traveling to South America, to face off with Brazil.

The game against the World Champions, Germany, will be staged on Friday, while the trip to last the World Cup hosts will be on Tuesday.

Gareth Southgate's men know that the two matches have no great significance but improvement in FIFA ranking will be critical to the Three Lions. England is currently ranked at position 12 after moving three places up following the 1-0 win over Lithuania in the World Cup qualifiers. England has topped the world ranking on several occasions in the past, and their worst ranking has been position 16 in 2014. Here are the players Gareth Southgate could grant first appearances to in the two upcoming friendlies;

Ruben Loftus-Cheek

The English sensation will momentarily forget the problematic moment his Crystal Palace is currently experiencing in the Premier League with the midfielder set to represent his nation for the first time.

Loftus-Cheek is a product of Chelsea Academy, and he currently plays for the Eagles- on loan from Chelsea.

The English starlet has played for various English youth teams including U16, U17, U19, and U21 where he has scored for every age group he has represented. The young Eagle is gearing to wear his national shirt and score goals the way he has done for every youth team he has featured in.

Joe Gomez

The Liverpool starlet had the option of representing the Gambia National Team, given that his father hails from the West African nation. However, the Charlton Athletic Academy graduate has served English national youth teams including U16, U17, U19, and U21 where he failed to get on the scoresheet.

Being a defender, the young English player has never scored any goal for the clubs and the national youth teams he has played for.

Joe Gomez could get a landmark opportunity to wear his national colors for the seniors, as the Three Lions face Germany on Friday night at Wembley Stadium.

Tammy Abraham

The Chelsea loanee to Swansea City is quickly gaining fame in the Premier League after striking four goals for the Swans after featuring in only ten matches. Tammy is a product of Chelsea academy and he has also represented Bristol City. He will be gunning for the striking position in the England squad, given that Harry Kane will be missing.

Tammy Abraham has represented England youth teams including U18, U19, and U21 where he has scored a total of 12 goals in all his youth appearances. There's every indication that Gareth Southgate will grant Tammy Abraham some playing time in either of the friendly matches or both.

Jack Cork

Surprisingly, the Burnley defender represented Great Britain in the Olympics before featuring for the English National Team. Jack Cork is another Chelsea Academy graduate who never got an opportunity to represent the senior Blues side, with his club only sending him on loan to six different teams in England.

With his age advancing, Jack Cork is on the verge of realizing his dream of getting his first cap in this international break. The former Southampton defender featured for various England youth teams including U16, U17, U18, U19, U20, and U21 where he failed to score any goal despite making a total of 40 youth appearances.