ENGLAND’S World Cup campaign has started with a 2-1 defeat to Italy in Manaus, with Mario Balotelli grabbing the winning goal in the Group D clash.
Claudio Marchisio gave the Italians the lead in the 35th minute but Daniel Sturridge equalised from Wayne Rooney’s cross soon after.
However, former Manchester City striker Balotelli got what proved to be the winner five minutes after the break, heading in a cross from the right.
So, what did you think of the match? What was your opinion of the England performance?
Where was the game won and lost, and what, if anything, would you change for the next group fixture against Uruguay?
Can Roy Hodgson’s men still qualify? Let us know your views!