By Mitch Phillips
MARSEILLE, France (Reuters) - Wayne Rooney and Harry Kane got the nod up front for England's opening Euro 2016 Group B game against Russia on Saturday as coach Roy Hodgson picked a team full of attacking talent.
Raheem Sterling, Dele Alli and Adam Lallana were also included, heaping a huge defensive responsibility on Eric Dier, although whether Rooney acts as a second forward or takes more of a midfield role remains to be seen.
Chris Smalling and Gary Cahill fill the centre back roles with Danny Rose and Kyle Walker outside them. Striker Jamie Vardy is among the substitutes.
Russia coach Leonid Slutsky has also been bold in his bid to overcome the absence of injured midfielders Alan Dzagoev and Igor Denisov, with Roman Neustadter and Alexander Golovin handed their first competitive starts.
- All of these celebrities have had their nudes leaked 35 Pictures
- Here's what it's like to fish for your dinner at Zauo NYC (photos) 21 Pictures
- PHOTOS: The best cosplay of NYCC 2018, Day 3 44 Pictures
- PHOTOS: Looking back at Heidi Klum's best Halloween costumes 19 Pictures
- PHOTOS: Nightmare Machine, the haunted house for millennials 14 Pictures
- American Music Awards 2018: Red carpet looks, list of winners 23 Pictures
- Who is Alexander Edwards, Amber Rose's new boyfriend? 9 Pictures
- Are Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian getting back together? 8 Pictures
- Anne Frank's Diary now comes as a graphic novel 3 Pictures
- Reimagine End of Life celebrates all things death and dying 5 Pictures
- 2018 Emmy Awards: List of winners, red carpet looks 29 Pictures
Fedor Smolov, Artem Dzyuba and Alexander Kokorin will form a three-pronged front line.
(Editing by Tony Jimenez)