How the Three Lions are expected to start in their opening match.
England’s 2014 World Cup campaign starts with a tough opening match in Group D against four-time winners Italy.
There is much anticipation ahead of the game about who Roy Hodgson will pick in his starting XI and here is how CaughtOffside thinks the 66-year-old will lineup his team.
GK – Joe Hart
After Ben Foster’s shaky display against Ecuador in the warm-ups there is more confirmation than ever now that this Manchester City goalkeeper is the established No.1.
RB – Glen Johnson
In a season in 2013/14 where Liverpool looked good, Johnson was perhaps one of their weaker players, but starts for the English by virtue of the fact there are no better options.
LB – Leighton Baines
This is a big moment for the Everton left-back as the 29-year-old is now firmly established in the first team and will play his first World Cup with Ashley Cole having been dropped from the squad.