Evening Report: June 22

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England face Italy this weekend in the Euro 2012 quarter-finals - looking to reach the semi-finals for the first time in 16 years.

Roy Hodgson is expected to name an unchanged starting XI, with Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck set to continue up front.

Scott Parker, who today said he believes England's togetherness could see them win, will start in midfield alongside captain Steven Gerrard.

Giorgio Chiellini has been ruled out for the Italians, while Manchester City's Mario Balotelli will pose the main attacking threat for the Azzurri.


Javi Martinez could reject interest from Manchester United, Manchester City and Barcelona - to join Bayern Munich. (talkSPORT)

Manchester Unite could turns their attentions to other targets after they were told Porto's James Rodriguez would cost them £40m. (What Culture)

Pavel Pograbnyak is set to join Reading on a free transfer, will the Royals offering double the wage Fulham are. (Sky Sports)

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