England Vs Italy Confirmed Line-Up for 2014 World Cup Fixture: Raheem Sterling Selected by Roy Hodgson In Attacking XI

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Anfield youngster gets the call-up as England prepare for their opening Group D match.

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Roy Hodgson has opted for an attacking eleven for England’s opening World Cup fixture, selecting Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling as part of a strong front-line.

Italy are without Gianluigi Buffon who is out injured and is replaced by the very able PSG custodian Salvatore Sirigu and Cesare Prandelli has selected a very experienced XI for this battle in Manaus

England XI: Hart: Johnson, Jagielka, Cahill, Baines; Gerrard, Henderson; Welbeck, Sterling, Rooney; Sturridge

Italy XI: Sirigu, Chiellini, Barzagli, Paletta, Darmian, De Rossi, Verratti, Pirlo, Marchisio, Candreva, Balotelli.

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