The Guardian, Telegraph, Express, Mirror, Daily Mail and ESPN have all reported that Raheem Sterling will replace Adam Lallana in an attacking three alongside Harry Kane and Daniel Sturridge against Iceland tonight.
It is safe to say that, whether England fans are pleased or otherwise, Raheem Sterling will start in Nice.
Some were apprehensive, others in disbelief and the select few were quietly pleased with Roy’s latest gamble.
Daniel Sturridge and Wayne Rooney have both voiced their total support for the Manchester City winger in recent days.
Here’s the best reactions..
— 888sport (@888sport) June 27, 2016
— Aaron Read (@Webb_Wand83) June 27, 2016
When you hear that Roy Hodgson has put Raheem Sterling back in the England team tonight…. pic.twitter.com/RynK2jtEbb
— Only Fools Reactions (@OFAHReactions) June 27, 2016
— Andrew Wells (@wellzy1995) June 27, 2016
In shock move, Raheem Sterling is called up to the Shadow Cabinet.
— David Baddiel (@Baddiel) June 27, 2016
Final thought for now: still feel Raheem Sterling can have impact for #ENG, good to see him get another chance tonight. (*turns off phone*)
— Oliver Kay (@OliverKayTimes) June 27, 2016
Dear Roy Hodgson, our country is going through a lot right now, if you pick Raheem Sterling I fear it could truly be the end. #ENGICE
— The Englishman (@TheEnglish_) June 27, 2016
— marc whitehead (@pickle011) June 27, 2016
reading rumours of Raheem Sterling starting tonight against Iceland. pic.twitter.com/IAsH7KHVMT
— mark tugwell (@MaarkTugwell) June 27, 2016
Is Hodgson right to hand the winger another chance?
Raheem Sterling could now decide Roy Hodgson’s fate as England manager..
It is going to be a nervy night ahead against a resolute Iceland team for the English.