15 August, 2012 - 14:03

Youth is given a chance in the friendly match between England and Italy

Youth is given a chance in the friendly match between England and Italy

Roy Hodgson’s team will face Cesare Prandelli’s side in Switzerland for 2012 UEFA Euro quartefinal rematch.

The England’s head coach, Roy Hodgson, has made changes in his squad. So his side includes only three players, Joleon Lescott, Ashley Young and James Milner, who played against Italy in Euro quarterfinal in Kiev, when England bowed out after the penalty shootout.

There are six players in the squad who are uncapped. Jack Butland and John Ruddy are likely to make debuts for England. Carrick has returned and Frank Lampard is the recall of Carrick. Jake Livermore, Ryan Bertrand, Steven Caulker and Tom Cleverley are included. Gary Cahill, who missed Euro 2012 with Tottenham’s defender Kyle Walker are involved. Andy Carroll and Arsenal’s Theo Walcott are also selected.

The England’s boss gives a chance to youth and says that that’s a new start.

‘I’ll be honest, this year there will be times I will have to select players who won’t be in their club team,’ said Roy Hodgson.

The Azzurri coach has made significant changes in the squad as all the players from Juventus and Napoli have been involved in Sunday’s Supercoppa Italiana match. So the team includes 8 uncapped players.

Such young players as Mattia Destro, Stephan El Shaarawy, Manolo Gabbiadini and Diego are given a chance to play.

‘We want to follow the same path we took during EURO,’ said Cesare Prandelli. He said that they have an idea of the young players who would be ready to step up to the mark when called upon, and mentioned that is the reason, why the match against England is so important for Italian side.

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