World Cup 2014, England vs Italy: Starting XI lineups

One of the biggest matches of the group stage of the 2014 World Cup takes place on Saturday afternoon with England taking on Italy. In advance of the match, both sides unveiled their World Cup 2014 starting XI.

The biggest absence from the starting XI comes on the Italian side, with star goalkeeper Gigi Buffon sitting the World Cup opener for Azzurri because of injury.

Salvatore Sirigu will get the start in goal for the Italian side.

There is plenty of star talent that will be taking the field for the England vs. Italy match, and FanSided.com will have you covered from the opening kickoff with all of the GIFs and highlights from the pitch.

Below are the starting line ups for each country:

England:

GK: Joe Hart
DEF: Glen Johnson, Phil Jagielka, Gary Cahill, Leighton Baines
MID: Steven Gerrard, Danny Welbeck, Wayne Rooney, Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling
FWD: Daniel Sturridge

Italy:

GK: Salvatore Sirigu
DEF: Matteo Darmian, Andrea Barzagali, Gabriel Paletta, Giorgio Chiellini
MID: Andrea Pirlo, Daniele De Rossi, Marco Verratti, Antonio Candreva, Claudio Marchisio
FWD: Mario Balotelli

Be sure to stay tuned to FanSided.com throughout the duration of the 2014 FIFA World Cup for the latest news and results from Brazil.

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