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Italy secure slim win over England

Goals from Claudio Marchisio and Mario Balotelli proved enough for Italy to beat England 2-1 in an entertaining game in Manaus.

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20:09

THREE DOWN, ONE TO GO!
It's been an incredible, action-packed third matchday at the 2014 World Cup, and we've got one more match to bring you. The line-ups are in for Côte d'Ivoire-Japan, and the Global Stadium is now open for that particular game. Can it match the thrillers we've had already today?

20:04

STAT ATTACK: 
England
have lost their World Cup opener for only the second time since 1962, after a 1-0 loss to Portugal in 1986.

20:02

PASS MASTERS
Daniele De Rossi 
completed the most passes (104) in the game, just ahead of Andrea Pirlo (103). Glen Johnson completed the most passes for England (61).

Player Statistics

Italy
ItalyITA
Midfielder
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target0
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered3 / 0
  • Passes (complete)110 (104)
  • Passes Completion Rate94.55%
  • Tackles4

Player Statistics

England
EnglandENG
Defender
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target0
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered1 / 0
  • Passes (complete)74 (61)
  • Passes Completion Rate82.43%
  • Tackles0
20:00
BALOTELLI
ItalyITA
Forward

has been elected Man of the Match

73MINUTES PLAYED21TOTAL PASSES1GOALS FOR3SHOTS
19:58
England
EnglandENG
Italy
ItalyITA

Statistics

Ball possession

47%
53%
8Fouls Committed12
8Attempts On Target5
18Shots12
1Total Goals scored2
0Penalties scored0
19:58

Goal Counter

25Goals so far
BALOTELLI
ENG1-2ITA
Latest Scorer
ITA
BALOTELLI
19:57

STAT ATTACK: Italy have matched the 2-1 win they achieved in the only other World Cup match the sides have played.

19:53
The final whistle sounds.

FULL TIME: It's all over in Manaus and Italy have seen off England in an enthralling clash in the Arena Amazonia. Marchisio's thunderous effort was immediately cancelled out by Sturridge, before Balotelli sealed the win with a second-half header.

19:52
90'+PIRLO (Italy) rattles the crossbar.

Pirlo steps up and hits the free-kick from a full 35 yards, bending the ball away from a static Joe Hart. The Juve man sees his effort rebound back off the woodwork.

19:51
90'+CAHILL (England) commits a foul.

Man of the Match

Forward

has been elected Budweiser MAN OF THE MATCH!

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Line-ups

England
EnglandENG
Italy
ItalyITA
(GK)
(GK)
(C)
79'
73'
80'
61'
73'
(C)
57'
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)Injured
73'
57'
73'
80'
79'
61'
Injured
Injured
CoachCoach
Roy HODGSON (ENG)Cesare PRANDELLI (ITA)

Match Facts

Manaus

The very location of the city of Manaus is one of its most remarkable attractions: the confluence of the rivers Negro (Black) and Solimões (how the Amazon River is known in this part of Brazil).

Arena Amazonia

  • Stadium nameArena Amazonia
  • CityManaus
  • Year constructed2013
  • Overall capacity40549

Weather

  • Cloudy Night
  • 30° CTemperature
  • 5 m/sWind
  • 61 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Bjorn KUIPERS
    Netherlands
    NetherlandsNED
  • Assistant Referee 1: Sander VAN ROEKEL (NED)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Erwin ZEINSTRA (NED)
  • Fourth official: Walter LOPEZ (GUA)

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