His faith in

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Terry to turn to these days and while Chris Smalling and Gary Cahill have formed a part­ner­ship of sorts, plenty of ques­tion marks re­main.

The same can be lev­elled against a mid­field in which much will be ex­pected of Dier and Alli, though it is ar­guably Jor­dan Hen­der­son who has the key role to play in en­sur­ing the youth­ful ex­u­ber­ance around him does not bub­ble over.

Jack Wil­shere may, or may start the tour­na­ment but

Nathaniel Clyne

De­liv­ery lacks qual­ity but bet­ter de­fender than right-back ri­val Walker

Adam Lal­lana

Trusted to fol­low or­ders, his cre­ativ­ity in fi­nal third will be im­por­tant

Jamie Vardy

In­cred­i­ble rise shows no sign of slow­ing down. Starter or im­pact sub? not, his in­flu­ence will be needed if Hodg­son’s men are to go deep into the fi­nals.

Eng­land will be ex­pected to per­form with style. And the chal­lenge to win Euro 2016 will still be laid down by the usual sus­pects.

World Cup hold­ers Ger­many, hosts France and a Spain team seek­ing a third con­sec­u­tive suc­cesses fol­low­ing on from 2008 and 2012, will hope to pre­vail in Paris on July 10.

Eng­land have youth on their side but will need luck to join them.

Gary Cahill

Goes into tour­na­ment with ques­tion marks over both his form and fit­ness

Ross Barkley

Poor end to Ever­ton sea­son but scored more goals than Alli in all com­pe­ti­tions

Daniel Stur­ridge

Started the World Cup two years ago but fea­tured just twice since due to in­jury

Chris Smalling

Emerged as first-choice cen­tre-back af­ter World Cup. Now is not time for back­ward step

Dele Alli

Fear­less and with eye for a goal and a pass, has ce­mented him­self in Eng­land’s plans

Mar­cus Rash­ford

Se­duced Eng­land with late-sea­son hero­ics. In­ter­est­ing to see how many min­utes he gets

John Stones

Af­ter a dif­fi­cult do­mes­tic sea­son, he must seize chance if re­quired to step in

Jack Wil­shere

Will this tour­na­ment pro­vide lift-off for in­jury-dis­rupted Eng­land ca­reer? Roy Hodg­son This is his third ma­jor tour­na­ment as Eng­land man­ager, hav­ing also led Switzer­land, the UAE and Fin­land in a long and var­ied ca­reer. Has also taken charge of club sides in no fewer than seven dif­fer­ent coun­tries BACK-ROOM BOYS: RAY LEWINGTON (as­sis­tant man­ager) Worked with Hodg­son at Ful­ham be­fore Eng­land job; GARY NEVILLE (first team coach) Af­ter failed spell at Va­len­cia he is back as player/man­age­ment li­ai­son; DAVE WATSON (goal­keeper coach); GARY LEWIN (physio); CHRIS NEVILLE (fit­ness); MARK SERTORI (masseur); IAN BEASLEY (doc­tor).

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