France Vs. England, Euro 2012: Lineups

The big news coming out from Donestk is that Roy Hodgson has handed a starting place to 18 year old Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who will play on the left ahead of Stewart Downing. While Oxlade-Chamberlain was exciting in his start last week against Belgium, he did seem to try to do too much at times. In any case, he'll be more of a threat than Stewart Downing. The rest of England's lineup is as expected; James Milner plays on the right to try to counteract the Franck Ribery-Florent Malouda-Patrice Evra threat.

As expected, Yann M'Vila is only fit enough for the bench for France, but Alou Diarra is fit to start meaning that Les Bleus don't need to use their panic plan of Laurent Koscielny in the midfield. Koscielny doesn't get the start ahead of Philippe Mexes and Adil Rami, while Patrice Evra keeps his place despite the superior form of Gael Clichy.

France (4-3-3): Lloris; Evra, Mexes, Rami, Debuchy; Malouda, Diarra, Cabaye; Ribery, Benzema, Nasri

England (4-2-3-1): Hart; Cole, Lescott, Terry, Johnson; Parker, Gerrard; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Young, Milner; Welbeck

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