EURO 2020 Final line-ups: Italy vs England

Italy stick with the same XI that pushed past Spain, but England transform to three at the back for the UEFA EURO 2020 Final.

It kicks off at Wembley Stadium in London at 20.00 UK time.

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The Azzurri are unbeaten in 33 games stretching back to September 2018 and for the first time at this tournament go in with an unchanged XI from the last match.

That’s because Leonardo Spinazzola is in the stands on crutches after Achilles tendon surgery that will rule him out for seven to nine months, while Alessandro Florenzi is still not at 100 per cent.

Federico Chiesa and Ciro Immobile retain their places in the front three, with Marco Verratti in midfield and Emerson Palmieri coming in for Spinazzola on the left.

England are without Phil Foden, who was not expected to start anyway, but Gareth Southgate rings the changes with a tactical transformation.

Like the Round of 16 against Germany, he is shelving the 4-3-3 formation for a three-man defence, although in reality it’s more like an ultra-defensive five at the back.

Kieran Trippier comes in, sending Bukayo Saka to the bench with Jadon Sancho, as Mason Mount and Raheem Sterling support centre-forward Harry Kane.

Italy: Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Emerson; Barella, Jorginho, Verratti; Chiesa, Immobile, Insigne

Italy bench: Sirigu, Meret, Locatelli, Belotti, Berardi, Pessina, Acerbi, Cristante, Bernardeschi, Bastoni, Florenzi, Toloi

England: Pickford; Walker, Maguire, Stones; Trippier, Rice, Phillips, Shaw; Mount, Kane, Sterling

England bench: Ramsdale, Johnstone, Grealish, Henderson, Rashford, Mings, Coady, Sancho, Calvert-Lewin, James, Saka, Bellingham

Ref: Kuipers (NED)