The team news for today’s European Championship final is mercifully short and sweet for Fantasy managers.
Phil Foden is England’s only concern at the time of writing, with the Three Lions’ head coach Gareth Southgate saying on Saturday:
Phil has got a very slight foot injury which he felt after training. He didn’t train today – and I’d have to say he’s doubtful for tomorrow.
The other 25 members of the England squad trained as normal and all of the players have passed their coronavirus tests.
Barring any late fitness setbacks, the only real unanswered questions on the England front are over starting formation and who gets the nod on the opposite flank to the in-form Raheem Sterling.
Bukayo Saka has started three of the last four, missing only the win over Ukraine through injury. Jadon Sancho, who deputised in the quarter-finals, and Jack Grealish are the main alternatives out wide.
Southgate has opted for a 4-2-3-1 for much of the tournament although did switch to a wing-back system against Germany in the round of 16 and hasn’t named an unchanged team in over three years.
Tournament Line-Ups to Date
Semi-final: England 2-1 Denmark
Starting line-up: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Phillips, Rice; Saka, Mount, Sterling; Kane
Quarter-final: Ukraine 0-4 England
Starting line-up: Pickford; Walker, Maguire, Stones, Shaw; Rice, Phillips, Mount; Sancho, Kane, Sterling
Round of 16: England 2-0 Germany
Starting line-up: Pickford; Walker, Maguire, Stones; Trippier, Phillips, Rice, Shaw; Saka, Kane, Sterling
Matchday 3: Czech Republic 0-1 England
Starting line-up: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Phillips, Rice; Saka, Grealish, Sterling; Kane
Matchday 2: England 0-0 Scotland
Starting line-up: Pickford; James, Stones, Mings, Shaw; Rice, Phillips; Foden, Mount, Sterling; Kane
Matchday 1: England 1-0 Croatia
Starting line-up: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Mings, Trippier; Phillips, Rice; Sterling, Mount, Foden; Kane
Italy have no known fresh concerns, with Leonardo Spinnazola‘s tournament over after the impressive left-back suffered a serious Achilles injury a week ago.
Emerson Palmieri should continue in Spinazzola’s absence, with Giovanni di Lorenzo likely to be preferred over the fit-again Alessandro Florenzi on the opposite flank.
There are speculative reports in some Italian media suggesting that Andrea Belotti, Federico Bernardeschi or Lorenzo Insigne could be used instead of Ciro Immobile up top but they remain only conjecture at this point and anyone playing the official EURO 2020 Fantasy game will get to see the starting line-ups before finalising their teams anyway.
Tournament Line-ups to Date
Semi-final: Italy 1-1 Spain (aet, 4-2 pens)
Starting line-up: Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Emerson; Barella, Jorginho, Verratti; Chiesa, Immobile, Insigne
Quarter-final: Belgium 1-2 Italy
Starting line-up: Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Spinazzola; Barella, Jorginho, Verratti; Chiesa, Immobile, Insigne
Round of 16: Italy 2-1 Austria (aet)
Starting line-up: Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Acerbi, Spinazzola; Barella, Jorginho, Verratti; Berardi, Immobile, Insigne
Matchday 3: Italy 1-0 Wales
Starting line-up: Donnarumma; Tolói, Bonucci, Bastoni, Emerson; Pessina, Jorginho, Verratti; Chiesa, Belotti, Bernardeschi
Matchday 2: Italy 3-0 Switzerland
Starting line-up: Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Spinazzola; Barella, Jorginho, Locatelli; Berardi, Immobile, Insigne
Matchday 1: Turkey 0-3 Italy
Starting line-up: Donnarumma; Florenzi, Bonucci, Chiellini, Spinazzola; Barella, Jorginho, Locatelli; Berardi, Immobile, Insigne
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