Soccer-Trippier set for England start in Euro final against Italy - reports


FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Euro 2020 - Group D - England v Croatia - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - June 13, 2021 England's Kieran Trippier celebrates after the match Pool via REUTERS/Justin Tallis

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(Reuters) - Defender Kieran Trippier is set to return to England's starting line-up for Sunday's European Championship final against Italy at Wembley, according to British media reports.

Trippier's inclusion will be at the expense of Bukayo Saka, who played as a right winger against Denmark in the semi-final, and means a change in formation for England, with manager Gareth Southgate switching to a back three.

Midfielder Phil Foden missed England's final training session and is a doubt for the Sunday's showpiece, Southgate said on Saturday.

England are looking to win their first major trophy since the World Cup in 1966.

(Reporting by Hritika Sharma in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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