Arena Amazonia - Manaus 15/06/2014 (18:00 local time)

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England - Italy
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Balotelli earns Italy narrow victory over England

Published: Sunday 15 June 2014, 1.00CET
Balotelli earns Italy narrow victory over England
Mario Balotelli celebrates after making it 2-0 in Manaus ©Getty Images

Italy withstood late England pressure to open their 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign with a 2-1 victory in energy-sapping Manaus.

After Daniel Sturridge had quickly cancelled out Claudio Marchisio's 35th-minute opener, the Azzurri hit the front again through Mario Balotelli's header five minutes into the second period and this time there was no way back.

Match statistics

England
Italy

1

Goals scored

2

18

Total attempts

12

8

Attempts on target

3

10

off target

8

4

blocked

1

0

against woodwork

2

9

Corners

2

1

Offsides

7

1

Yellow cards

0

0

Red Cards

0

7

Fouls committed

12

3

Fouls suffered

4

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Minute By Minute

  • Yellow Card
    90+2
    Sterling (England) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Substitution
    80
    Lallana (in) - Sturridge (out) (England)
  • Substitution
    79
    Parolo (in) - Candreva (out) (Italy)
  • Substitution
    73
    Wilshere (in) - Henderson (out) (England)
  • Substitution
    73
    Immobile (in) - Balotelli (out) (Italy)

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