England vs. Italy: Key Selection Decisions for Roy Hodgson

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England vs. Italy: Key Selection Decisions for Roy Hodgson
Matt Dunham/Associated Press

England's preparations are almost over. Their opening group game with Italy in Manaus is upon us.

It's likely by now Roy Hodgson will have finalised his starting XI, but he will have toiled over a number of issues—close calls left until the last minute to give himself maximum opportunity to arrive at the right decision.

Selection and tactical dilemmas are normal for a manager, and here are a few that will have troubled Hodgson in recent days.

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