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England Team News Vs Ukraine: How Will Three Lions Lineup Tonight?

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England Team News Vs Ukraine: How Will Three Lions Lineup Tonight?

Following their emphatic 2-0 win against Germany, England will clash with Ukraine in Rome tonight, but Gareth Southgate still has a major selection headache to sort.

With a place in the coveted Euro 2020 semi-finals at stake, Southgate's team selection this evening has to be spot-on, or face being dumped out of the competition entirely - but he has a real task on his hands.

Tuesday's war with the Germans saw the successful switch to a back three, but Southgate may now revert back to the back four which proved so effective in the group stage.

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The winner of tonight's game will face either the Czech Republic or Denmark in the semi-finals of Euro 2020
The winner of tonight's game will face either the Czech Republic or Denmark in the semi-finals of Euro 2020

Thankfully, Southgate's squad has a clean bill of health, too, with Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell now back with the squad after they were forced to self-isolate after coming into contact with coronavirus-stricken Chelsea teammate Billy Gilmour.

A change of formation for the Three Lions would also see one of Kieran Trippier or Kyle Walker dropping back down to the bench with a more attack-minded player coming in. Trippier's set piece delivery might give him the edge here.

Southgate also has a serious dilemma on his hands in terms of potential suspensions with Harry Maguire, Declan Rice, Kalvin Phillips and Phil Foden all walking a tightrope on yellow cards.

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To put it simply, those bookings would expire after this round, but those players risk missing the semi-final if they pick up another booking at the Stadio Olimpico, so Jordan Henderson could be starting as a result.

Meanwhile, there have also been increased calls for Jack Grealish to start tonight's game, especially after his emphatic and game-changing introduction against the Germans.

If England edge out Ukraine, they will then face either the Czech Republic or Denmark in the semi-finals. But who would you pick in your starting line-up? Let us know.

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England predicted line-up

England: Pickford; Trippier, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Rice, Henderson; Foden, Sterling; Kane

England full squad

Goalkeepers: Sam Johnstone, Jordan Pickford, Aaron Ramsdale

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Defenders: Ben Chilwell, Conor Coady, Reece James, Harry Maguire, Tyrone Mings, Luke Shaw, John Stones, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker, Ben White

Midfielders: Jude Bellingham, Jordan Henderson, Mason Mount, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice

Forwards: Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Euro 2020, England

Robert Mann
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