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Can Vardy, Kane & Rooney win us the Euros? We ran it through Football Manager

If you're anything like us, you're praying that Roy Hodgson opts for a rampaging front three of Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy and Wayne Rooney.

Screw talk of midfield balance, defensive frailties and so-called 'tactics' - we want to see the Premier League rivals combine for a Keegan-esque attacking onslaught.

To see how such a plan would work out, we decided to ask the stat-crunching masterminds at Football Manager to run it through their algorithm. Here's how our boys got on...

 

Formation

"Hodgson plays a 4-4-2 Diamond formation with Rooney deployed as a shadow striker behind Kane and Vardy. There’s an emphasis on ball retention and domination of the tempo and balance of the play in midfield as well as instructions for Rooney to be team’s key playmaker."

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