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England 1 Italy 2

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Summary

  • England lose their opening game of the 2014 World Cup
  • Claudio Marchisio's low shot gave Italy a first-half lead
  • Daniel Sturridge equalised before the interval
  • Mario Balotelli won it with a header after half-time
  • Adam Lallana came off the bench for the last ten minutes
  • Luke Shaw and Rickie Lambert were unused substitutes
  • England next in action on Thursday, against Uruguay
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