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Italy vs England: Rooney and Co. Put In A Spirited Display In Turin

International friendlies are seldom criticized by club managers who at times lose their best players through injury during these games. Yet, they represent an opportunity to managers of the national teams to try new formations, players and tactics. And if there ever was a game where they did exactly that, it was England’s game against Italy last night. The match ended with the score tied at one apiece, but with a little luck, England could have snatched the game in the dying minutes as Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane, who was making his first full appearance for his country, forced veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon into a superb save. Yet, it wasn’t all smooth sailing for The Three Lions who couldn’t quite adjust to their manager’s team selection and tactics early on. Phil Jones maybe a lot of things, but is definitely not a midfielder Starting with Phil Jones in midfield and Theo Walcott as a forward, England manager Roy Hodgson […] Read more »