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Forward-thinking Roy Hodgson may need to change England front line | Amy Lawrence

Attacking edge looked blunted against Russia and Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge may be called upon in Euro 2016 game against Wales

In the midst of a scarring, salty day in Marseille it was a relief to get stuck into the questions that were purely about football. Watching England emerge into the vast atmospheric waves of the Vélodrome it was pertinent to wonder if Roy Hodgson had pitched his gambled selection right. Too attacking? Too carefree with the throw of the dice to suddenly pick the captain in unfamiliar midfield?

Too quirky to go for Adam Lallana ahead of Jamie Vardy as an option to raid from high up on the flanks? Could they respond to the warm hope and handle the heavyweight expectancy? At the end of it all, some of those questions still hung in the air.

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