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TEAM NEWS: Rooney starts in midfield as Kane leads England's attack against Russia

9:52 PM GMT+4 11/06/2016
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The Manchester United captain starts alongside Tottenham duo Dele Alli and Eric Dier in midfield

Wayne Rooney starts in central midfield with Adam Lallana and Raheem Sterling flanking Harry Kane in attack for England’s Euro 2016 opener against Russia.

As expected, the Manchester United captain plays alongside Dele Alli and Eric Dier in a role behind Kane, who is partnered by Lallana and Sterling.

In defence, Kyle Walker is preferred to Nathaniel Clyne at right-back.

Wales currently top Group B after Gareth Bale and Hal Robson-Kanu secured a 2-1 victory over Slovakia.

ENGLAND: Hart; Walker, Cahill, Smalling, Rose; Alli, Dier, Rooney; Sterling, Kane, Lallana.

RUSSIA: Akinfeev; Smolnikov, V.Berezutsky, Ignashevich, Schennikov; Neustadter, Golovin; Kokorin, Shatov, Smolov; Dzyuba.