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England to start Jesse Lingard, Ashley Young and Harry Maguire vs Tunisia

Walker centre-back; Trippier right-wingback; Henderson over Dier

Ashley Young and Jesse Lingard
Image: Ashley Young and Jesse Lingard are set to start for England against Tunisia

Jesse Lingard, Ashley Young and Harry Maguire are set to start for England in their World Cup opener against Tunisia on Monday, according to Sky sources.

Gareth Southgate is also set to pick Jordan Henderson over Eric Dier in the holding midfield position and Harry Maguire over Gary Cahill in the back-three.

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Jordan Pickford, who was handed the No 1 shirt ahead of the tournament, is likely to start over Jack Butland.

 at St Georges Park on May 22, 2018 in Burton-upon-Trent, England.
Image: Harry Maguire looks likely to be part of a back-three

England's two strikers for the game in Volgograd are expected to be the captain Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling.

Sky sources understand Marcus Rashford, who returned to training on Friday following a knee injury, will not start.

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Kieran Trippier is expected to start at right-wingback, as Southgate persists with his favoured 3-5-2 formation, with Kyle Walker lining up on the right of the back-three.

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John Stones is likely to start in the centre of the back-three, with Dele Alli occupying one of the three central-midfield berths.

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