• 14 Jun 2014, Kick Off 11:00pm
  • Ref: Bjorn Kuipers
  • Competition: World Cup
  • Arena Amazonia, Manaus
England
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2
Italy
37' Daniel Sturridge
 
Result
50' Mario Balotelli
35' Claudio Marchisio
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    • 1Hart
    • 2Johnson
    • 5Cahill
    • 6Jagielka
    • 3Baines
    • 4Gerrard
    • 14Henderson
    • 19Sterling
    • 10Rooney
    • 11Welbeck
    • 9Sturridge
    • 12Sirigu
    • 4Darmian
    • 20Paletta
    • 15Barzagli
    • 3Chiellini
    • 21Pirlo
    • 23Verratti
    • 16De Rossi
    • 8Marchisio
    • 6Candreva
    • 9Balotelli
    • 23Shaw
    • 17Milner
    • 7Wilshere
    • 20Lallana
    • 18Lambert
    • 8Lampard
    • 13Foster
    • 15Oxlade-Chamberlain
    • 16Jones
    • 22Forster
    • 21Barkley
    • 12Smalling
    • 1Buffon
    • 17Immobile
    • 2De Sciglio
    • 5Motta
    • 22Insigne
    • 18Parolo
    • 14Aquilani
    • 10Cassano
    • 11Cerci
    • 19Bonucci
    • 13Perin
    • 7Abate

    England

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-2-3-1
    • 1 J. Hart
    • 2 G. Johnson
    • 5 G. Cahill
    • 6 P. Jagielka
    • 3 L. Baines
    • 4 S. Gerrard
    • 14 J. Henderson (Wilshere '73)
    • 19 R. Sterling
    • 10 W. Rooney
    • 11 D. Welbeck (Barkley '61)
    • 9 D. Sturridge (Lallana '80)

    Italy

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-1-4-1
    • 12 S. Sirigu
    • 4 M. Darmian
    • 20 G. Paletta
    • 15 A. Barzagli
    • 3 G. Chiellini
    • 21 A. Pirlo
    • 23 M. Verratti (Motta '57)
    • 16 D. De Rossi
    • 8 C. Marchisio
    • 6 A. Candreva (Parolo '79)
    • 9 M. Balotelli (Immobile '73)
    Substitutes
    • 23 L. Shaw
    • 17 J. Milner
    • 7 J. Wilshere
    • 20 A. Lallana
    • 18 R. Lambert
    • 8 F. Lampard
    • 13 B. Foster
    • 15 A. Oxlade-Chamberlain
    • 16 P. Jones
    • 22 F. Forster
    • 21 R. Barkley
    • 12 C. Smalling
    Substitutes
    • 1 G. Buffon
    • 17 C. Immobile
    • 2 M. De Sciglio
    • 5 T. Motta
    • 22 L. Insigne
    • 18 M. Parolo
    • 14 A. Aquilani
    • 10 A. Cassano
    • 11 A. Cerci
    • 19 L. Bonucci
    • 13 M. Perin
    • 7 I. Abate
    • 1 Goals 2
    • 1 First Half Goals 1
    • 5 Shots On Target 4
    • 11 Shots Off Target 8
    • 0 Hit Woodwork 2
    • 1 Yellow Cards 0
    • 8 Fouls 11
    • 0 Offsides 7
    • 44.5 Possession % 55.5
    • 468 Total Passes 602
    • 425 Accurate Passes 561
    • 25 Crosses 8
    • 1 Accurate Crosses 1
    • 9 Corners 2
    • 8 Tackles Won 10
    • 15 Total Tackles 15
    • 2 Blocks 2
    • 2 Blocked Scoring Attempts 1
    • 6 Interceptions 14
    • 5 Clearances 18
    • 5 Effective Clearances 18
    • 1 Headed Clearances 9
    • 1 Keeper Saves 4
    • 10 Keeper Throws 8
    • 10 Accurate Keeper Throws 8
    • 7 Goal Kicks 17
    • 5 Accurate Goal Kicks 15

    LIVE! England v Italy

    Probable Lineups:

    England (4-2-3-1): Hart, Johnson, Jagielka, Cahill, Baines, Henderson, Gerrard, Lallana, Welbeck, Rooney, Sturridge

    England is expected to roll out a reliable 4-2-3-1, with a defensive double pivot consisting of Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson. The three behind striker Daniel Sturridge will also not play an extremely attacking role, as they will look to stifle the creativity of Andrea Pirlo. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss the clash with a knee problem.

    Italy (4-3-2-1): Buffon, Abate, Barzagli, Chiellini, De Sciglio, Marchisio, Pirlo, De Rossi, Candreva, Cerci, Balotelli

    Although England’s line-up seems fairly straight forward, Italy could come up with several surprises when they enter the field on Saturday. The back five is quite certain, but coach Cesar Prandelli can go with several options in the middle and up front. Pirlo and De Rossi are expected starters, while if Prandelli insists on going with two wide men, then we will see Alesio Cerci and Antonio Candreva flank either Mario Balotelli or Ciro Immobile.

    What the fans are saying…

    Remember this?

    Fans of both teams will remember this beautiful penalty by Andrea Pirlo. You just have to admire it.

    Stats to get your head around…

    England have only won two of their last 11 internationals against Italy (D3 L6), losing to them on penalties in the quarter-finals of Euro 2012.

    The one previous World Cup meeting between these two former winners came in the third place play-off in 1990; Italy won 2-1.

    England have only lost two of their last 16 World Cup games (W7 D7, including two penalty shoot-out defeats).

    Excluding shootouts, England have scored all eight World Cup penalties.

    Frank Lampard has had more shots without scoring than any other player at World Cups since 1966 (39 shots, no goals).

    Wayne Rooney has not scored a goal in 594 minutes of World Cup football for the Three Lions.

    England talisman Rooney has scored in all six competitive games since Euro 2012, however (seven goals).

    Italy have scored in each of their last 14 games at the World Cup, the longest current run. The last time they failed to score was on 3 July 1998 against France.

    Seven of Italy's last 17 goals at the World Cup have been scored from corners (41%).

    Italy have conceded 14 goals from outside the box at the World Cup, more than any other team since 1966.