ENGLAND – While fans are descending on Wembley, the starting line-ups have been published.
Italy has named Gianluigi Donnarumma; Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini and Emerson Palmieri.
The Rome based team has also named Nicolo Barella, Jorginho, Marco Verratti; Federico Chiesa, Ciro Immobile and finally Lorenzo Insigne.
The SUBSITUTES are Sirigu, Locatelli, Belotti, Berardi, Pessina, Acerbi, Cristante, Bernardeschi, Bastoni, Florenzi, Tolói and Meret.
England on the other hand have named Jordan Pickford; Luke Shaw, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Harry Maguire and Kieran Trippier.
Declan Rice, Kalvin Phillips, Mason Mount; Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling will also be featuring in England’s first eleven squad.
On the bench will be Grealish, Henderson, Rashford, Ramsdale, Mings, Coady, Sancho, Calvert-Lewin, Johnstone, James, Saka and Bellingham.
The Center referee is Björn Kuipers.
Italy and England have met eight times in official matches – the Azzurri have won five times and the Three Lions just once, with two draws.
England has reached the Euro final for the first time in history.
It’s the nation’s tenth European Championship finals.
48 year old Center referee Kuipers has previously refereed the 2014 UEFA Champions League final, two Europa League finals (2013 and 2018), and the 2011 UEFA Super Cup.