Italy vs England LIVE: Kane captains Three Lions as out-of-form Maguire is handed rare start – latest updates

    Good evening from Milan

    Welcome to SunSport’s live coverage of the Nations League clash between Italy and England at the San Siro.

    The Three Lions need a victory to climb off the bottom of Group 3 in League A and avoid relegation to League B.

    Manager Gareth Southgate lost Leeds’ Kalvin Phillips to a shoulder injury and replaced him with Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson.

    However, Southgate is likelier to start West Ham’s Declan Rice and Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham in midfield.

    There could also be starts for Manchester United duo Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw despite their lack of action at club level.

    Newcastle’s Nick Pope will likely deputise in goal for Everton’s Jordan Pickford, who is out with a thigh injury.

    Tottenham superstar Harry Kane and Chelsea signing Raheem Sterling are very likely to start for England.

    Manchester City’s John Stones is suspended, which means Spurs ace Eric Dier could come into the starting lineup after his long exile.

    Italy boss Roberto Mancini, on the other hand, lost Roma captain Lorenzo Pellegrini and Napoli ace Matteo Politano, who pulled out.

    Therefore, Mancini may have to turn to some less established names against the team he beat in the Euro 2020 final.

    AC Milan’s Sandro Tonali is another doubt for the reigning European champions, who won’t be in the 2022 World Cup

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