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How England should line up vs Serbia in Euro 2024 opener: Give Cole Palmer his stage to shine to avoid Bukayo Saka burnout and restore workhorse Conor Gallagher as the midfield's engine

The wait is almost over. Just under three years after agonisingly missing out on European Championship glory to Italy on penalties at Wembley, and 18 months after falling to France in the quarter-finals of the World Cup, England are back at a major tournament.

Injuries to key personnel and the shock defeat to Iceland in their final warm-up game have tempered expectations somewhat, although the Three Lions are still among the favourites to win Euro 2024, boasting a squad overflowing with attacking talent.

But how should England line up for their opener in Group C against Serbia? GOAL picks the players who should be giving Gareth Southgate's side lift-off in Gelsenkirchen...

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