Roy Hodgson, the national team manager, is planning to name the Leicester City striker among his substitutes for the Group B clash, despite Vardy scoring 24 goals in the Foxes' remarkable Premier League title-winning campaign.
It is understood that Raheem Sterling, who has endured a difficult first year at Manchester City following his high-profile £49m move from Liverpool last summer, will be preferred in a front three alongside Harry Kane and Adam Lallana.
The 21-year-old winger has only scored twice since Christmas and often found himself left out of Manuel Pellegrini's side during the second half of the season.
Sterling has shown faint signs of improvement in the last few weeks and set up all of England's three goals in their final two pre-tournament friendlies. Even so, judging by the reactions of supporters on social media, the decision to select him over Vardy is an unpopular one.
It looks like it's a choice of one or the other.
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