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  • England 1 : 2 Italy

    Saturday, June 14, 2014 From PA

    England put on a thrilling display of attacking football, but they emerged from their trek into the jungle with a 2-1 defeat in their World Cup opener thanks to Mario Balotelli's winner in the draining heat of Manaus. Balotelli scored the decisive goal fo... [View All]

    Key Words: England Mario Balotelli Italy
  • Balotelli header sinks England

    Sunday, June 15, 2014 From TEAMtalk

     Balotelli header sinks England

    England suffered defeat in their World Cup opener as Claudio Marchisio and Mario Balotelli scored to hand Italy a 2-1 victory in their Group D clash in the hothouse of Manaus. Italy struck first when Marchisio drilled a low shot past Joe Hart after 35 min... [View All]

    Key Words: Italy England Mario Balotelli Barwuah
  • Roo and Johnson among England issues

    Saturday, June 14, 2014 From TEAMtalk

     Roo and Johnson among England issues

    Where to play Wayne Rooney and whether Glen Johnson needs protection are among the key issues for England to consider ahead of the Italy game. England's World Cup campaign begins on Saturday evening in Manaus against Italy, the side that ended England's p... [View All]

    Key Words: Glen Johnson Wayne Rooney England
  • Coleen spends wedding anniversary without Wayne

    Saturday, June 14, 2014 From Hellomagazine.com

     Coleen Rooney spends wedding anniversary without husband Wayne

    Thursday marked a special day for Coleen Rooney and her husband Wayne – the couple's 6th wedding anniversary. The pair spent the day apart, with Wayne preparing for the World Cup in Rio de Janeiro and his wife in the UK, but 28-year-old Coleen marke... [View All]

    Key Words: Coleen Rooney England Wanye Rooney
  • England vs Italy preview

    Saturday, June 14, 2014 From PA

    Roy Hodgson has told his young Lions they can light up the World Cup just like Pele did 56 years ago. After three weeks of extensive preparation, the big moment has finally arrived for England. Hodgson's youthful-looking side will take on four-time world ... [View All]

    Key Words: England Italy Roy Hodgson
  • Rooney: Daniel Sturridge 'INCREDIBLE'

    Friday, June 13, 2014 From Dailystar.co.uk

     Daniel Sturridge 'INCREDIBLE' says England team mate Wayne Rooney

    WAYNE ROONEY says Italy won't know what's hit them when they come up against Daniel Sturridge tomorrow. SUPER STURR: Rooney has tipped Sturridge to surprise Italy in tomorrows clash The England star claims his strike partner is a handful for any defence i... [View All]

    Key Words: Daniel Sturridge WAYNE ROONEY England
  • World Cup heads to jungle for England vs. Italy

    Thursday, June 12, 2014 From YAHOO Sport

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The heat and humidity will be a factor, and so will the poor playing surface, when the Amazonian jungle city of Manaus hosts England and Italy in its first World Cup match on Saturday. The most exotic of Brazil's 12 host cities got ... [View All]

    Key Words: World Cup England Italy
  • Pitch for England opener in 'bad shape'

    Thursday, June 12, 2014 From Independent.co.uk

     World Cup 2014: Pitch for England opener in 'bad shape' with sand on surface

    England are due to open their World Cup campaign against Italy on Saturday on a threadbare, sand-strewn pitch which the Football Association will send an official to examine. Today the head groundsman for the turf provider confirmed: "Frankly, Manaus is ... [View All]

    Key Words: England Italy Brazil
  • We are better than Italy!

    Thursday, June 12, 2014 From Dailystar.co.uk

     We are better than Italy! England striker Wayne Rooney fires warning to the Azzurri

    Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney has insisted the Three Lions are better than Italy. WE'VE IMPROVED: Rooney thinks England have grown over the last two years while Italy have stood still Roy Hodgson and his men tackle Italy in the Amazon... [View All]

    Key Words: Manchester United England Wayne Rooney
  • England vs Italy preview

    Wednesday, June 11, 2014 From worldcupresult.com

     England vs Italy preview

    EnglandRoy Hodgson will be sporting a squad characterized by a combination of youthful energy and experienced pitch warriors. England’s head honcho has readily expressed his confidence that his players, most especially the younger ones will deliver ... [View All]

    Key Words: England Italy Wayne Rooney