England to shake up front three again for Iceland game

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Roy Hodgson is set to recall the five players he dropped against Slovakia for England's last-16 game with Iceland. 

The Sun is reporting that the Three Lions boss will revert to his favoured eleven after experimenting in the 0-0 draw last week. 

That means a front three of Daniel Sturridge on the left, his Liverpool team-mate Adam Lallana on the right, and Harry Kane in the centre. 


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No Vardy

There is no room in that attack for Jamie Vardy, who missed a good chance against Slovakia, so the Leicester star will drop to the bench. 

Elsewhere, Hodgson has decided to recall four of his main men, reinstalling Kyle Walker and Danny Rose in the full-back positions. 

Nathaniel Clyne had impressed in Walker's absence, but Bertrand looked a little shaky, so it's not surprising that Hodgson has restored the two Spurs men. 

In midfield, Dele Alli and Wayne Rooney will return at the expense of Jordan Henderson and Jack Wilshere. 

Hodgson criticised 

Hodgson was slammed for making so many changes to his side for the final group game, where England's attacking players were thwarted by a resilient Slovakia. 

It ultimately didn't pay off, as the draw meant that his team finished second in the group and will now face a much more difficult run-in if they are to go all the way. 

It will certainly be interesting to see how the front three of Sturridge, Kane, and Lallana operate together. 

If anyone's been under heavier fire than Hodgson this tournament, it's Kane, with the Premier League Golden Boot winner yet to get himself on the scoresheet.

With the formation Hodgson has picked, England will be favourites to win, but it's up to Iceland to frustrate them. 

Has Roy Hodgson got it right this time? Have your say in the comments. 

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