FIFA World Cup 2014: England defeated by Italy in Brazil

FIFA World Cup 2014: England defeated by Italy in Brazil

England’s opening game of the World Cup against Italy finished in defeat on Saturday in the heat of the Arena Amazonia in Manaus.

England lost 2-1 to Italy after an opening goal from Italy’s Claudio Marchisio was followed by an almost equaliser from Daniel Sturridge. A header by Mario Balotelli header won the game for Italy.

England now face a fight for survival against Uruguay in Sao Paulo.

The month-long World Cup tournament sees 32 nations compete in 64 games, with the final set for Rio on July 13th.