The Manchester City attacker has come under fire for his poor displays in the tournament so far when starting against Russia and Wales in Group B, but Roy Hodgson has shown faith in Sterling by bringing him back into the fold after resting six players for the 0-0 draw with Slovakia.
Sterling will start on the left of attack, with Harry Kane also returning and Daniel Sturridge retaining his place on the right.
Kyle Walker and Danny Rose return as full-backs, while skipper Wayne Rooney and Tottenham's Dele Alli are back as expected. Adam Lallana, Jamie Vardy, Jordan Henderson, Nathaniel Clyne and Ryan Bertrand all miss out after starting against Slovakia.
ENGLAND: Hart; Walker, Cahill, Smalling, Rose; Rooney, Dier, Alli; Sturridge, Kane, Sterling.