Surprise from Southgate as he opts for a change of system while Mancini sticks to his dependable 4-3-3 formation.
The stage is set for the ultimate showdown of Euro 2020, with both teams having confirmed their starting XI.
England made use of the 4-2-3-1 setup in the majority of their matches in the tournament but tonight they will use the one they have favored just once so far as Gareth Southgate reverts to a five-man defense.
Kieran Trippier replaces Bukayo Saka in the line-up, with the Atletico Madrid man occupying the left-wing-back spot. Jordan Pickford continues in goal, Luke Shaw retains his left-wing-back role, while John Stones, Harry Maguire, and Kyle Walker taking up the central defensive positions.
Kalvin Phillips and Declan Rice, as usual, are deployed in the middle of the park, with Mason Mount, Raheem Sterling, and Harry Kane forming the front three.
Italy choose to keep faith in their 4-3-3 formation as they hope to continue their winning ways in the most crucial stage of Euro 2020.
Emerson takes the injured Leonardo Spinazzola’s place in the line-up with Giovanni di Lorenzo set to start on his opposite side. Old guards Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini provide assurance at the heart of the defense, with Gianluigi Donnarumma behind them and in front of the sticks.
The midfield remains the same – Nicola Barella, Jorginho, and Marco Verratti – and so does the attack, comprised of Federico Chiesa, Ciro Immobile, and Lorenzo Insigne.
More to follow…