WORLD CUP - HAVE YOUR SAY: England 1 Italy 2

LEVELLER: Daniel Sturridge

LEVELLER: Daniel Sturridge

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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!

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6:19am Sun 15 Jun 14

justme20092009 says...

what can be said apart from,,,WHATS NEW
what can be said apart from,,,WHATS NEW justme20092009
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8:50am Sun 15 Jun 14

60plus says...

Glad I didn't stay up to watch it.
Glad I didn't stay up to watch it. 60plus
  • Score: -6

12:02pm Sun 15 Jun 14

green army!! says...

We still believe, we still believe . It's coming home, it's coming home.. England's coming home......
We still believe, we still believe . It's coming home, it's coming home.. England's coming home...... green army!!
  • Score: 0

12:31pm Sun 15 Jun 14

Portlandgary says...

Great to see the patriotic support!
Great to see the patriotic support! Portlandgary
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12:49pm Sun 15 Jun 14

Top Gear says...

If your not interested in the England football team then please don't comment.
At least we showed some attacking abilities. Just need to sort out the defence now. Must win game against Uruguay who were very poor against Costa Rica.
If your not interested in the England football team then please don't comment. At least we showed some attacking abilities. Just need to sort out the defence now. Must win game against Uruguay who were very poor against Costa Rica. Top Gear
  • Score: 3

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