Euro 2012: Suggested England Line-Up For Italy v England, Sunday 24 June

I understood the defensive set-up against Ukraine, given the need to stop them scoring, guaranteeing at least a draw.

But I think England can afford to go for it a bit more on Sunday, for the Quarter Final against Italy. Italy don't have that much poke up front, and England have a very good defence, well supported from midfield, by Roy Hodgson's technically rigid 4-4-2 system. England's goalkeeper, and three of the four England defenders are world class, and Lescott has done very well.

To increase England's attacking options, Walcott should I think replace Milner on the right wing. Walcott has electric pace, and can run all night. By contrast, although Milner has proved his international pedigree, he does seem to struggle a little in humid conditions. I also think Carroll should replace Welbeck, who was pretty ineffective against Ukraine and Sweden, regardless of his excellent finishing skills.

So here's my eleven to face Italy;      

Hart, Johnson, Cole, Terry, Lescott, Gerrard, Parker, Walcott, Carroll, Rooney, Young.

Who's going to win on Sunday? I think England have a real chance of beating Italy. My money's on a score draw after extra time, with England winning on penalties, because Hart is the better goalkeeper. You'll be chewing on your fingernails, as England progress to a Semi-Final against Germany.

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