Italian Twitter reaction to England squad: Very dangerous

Italy take on England in Manaus on June 14 in a crucial opening World Cup clash for both teams, so what do Italian fans make of the opposition?

Roy Hodgson has announced his England squad for the World Cup and Italian fans have been giving their verdict on Twitter.

Group D promises to be highly competitive with 2006 winners Italy meeting England, Uruguay and Costa Rica.

When it comes to Hodgson's squad, the English press have generally given their approval for the selections made with the main talking point being the youthful nature of the squad.

Elder statesmen Ashley Cole, Michael Carrick and Jermain Defoe are out but Luke Shaw, Ross Barkley and Raheem Sterling are in.

In Italy, the squad has been given a very positive reception and the majority of comments are in favour of Hodgson's decision to turn to younger players.


"England are very young, but with a very solid base. Perhaps that's the secret of success?




"England's squad for Brazil 2014 doesn't have the old players like Terry, Carrick and Cole. Shaw is in with Sterling, Barkley and Lallana. Good squad."



"This is one of the most dangerous England sides ever! Will Chiellini's elbows be enough against this quality and speed?"

But there are always some who believe in the old guard.

 "With a defence that's between mediocrity and scarcity, they leave Terry at home, absurd!!"

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