England vs. Italy: Score, Highlights & Recap

italy vs. england world cup


Final Score: Italy 2, England 1

Italy beat England by one goal in the first round of the FIFA World Cup. The game started with a goal by Italy’s Claudio Marchisio, followed within the next two minutes by England’s Daniel Sturridge. Mario Balotelli scored the third and final goal of the game for Italy to win the game.

Arena Amazonia was built in the middle of the Amazon Rain Forest and is only reachable by boat. The players played in 70 percent humidity while the fans sat in seats that were constructed to in order to withstand the extreme heat. The weather could possibly have effects on the players.

England’s Starters: Hart, Johnson, Cahill, Jaglielka, Baines, Gerrard, Henderson, Sterling, Rooney, Welbeck and Sturridge

Italy’s Starters: Sirigu, Chiellini, Paletta, Barzagli, Darmian, De Rossi, Pirlo, Veratti, Candreva, Marchisio and Balotelli

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Here are all the updates of the game.

2nd Half

Pirlo Hit the Post On His Penalty Kick

Raheem Sterling Got a Yellow Card

Sterling was the only player to get a yellow card during the game. He was also considered to have the best performance of any player on England after the game.

England Was Horrible With Corner Kicks

Not sure Wayne Rooney knew where the goal was.

The Ref Told Cahill to Act His Age

Mario Balotelli Scores For Italy: 2-1

1st Half

Gary Lewin Hurt Himself Celebrating Sturridge’s Goal

Sturridge Answers with a Goal For England

Claudio Marchisio Scores the First Goal For Italy

The Game Started Slowly

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