Arena de Sao Paulo - Sao Paulo 19/06/2014 - 21:00CET (16:00 local time)

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Uruguay - England
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England sunk by Suárez double for Uruguay

Published: Thursday 19 June 2014, 22.58CET
Uruguay 2-1 England
A goal at the end of each half from Luis Suárez condemned England to a second defeat despite Wayne Rooney's first FIFA World Cup strike.

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Match statistics

Uruguay
England

2

Goals scored

1

8

Total attempts

12

3

Attempts on target

6

4

off target

5

1

blocked

5

0

against woodwork

1

6

Corners

6

2

Offsides

0

1

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

13

Fouls committed

8

8

Fouls suffered

10

Standings

Last updated: 20/06/2014 03:30 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Published: Thursday 19 June 2014, 22.58CET

England sunk by Suárez double for Uruguay

Uruguay 2-1 England
A goal at the end of each half from Luis Suárez condemned England to a second defeat despite Wayne Rooney's first FIFA World Cup strike.

Two clinical finishes from Uruguay's Luis Suárez inflicted a second successive Group D defeat on England and left their FIFA World Cup hopes hanging by a thread.

Both sides had chances in an open first half at the Arena de Sao Paulo, Wayne Rooney heading against the Uruguay crossbar from close range, but six minutes before the break Suárez clinically headed the South American champions in front. Fifteen minutes from time Rooney tapped in an equaliser, his first FIFA World Cup goal, but ten minutes later Suárez got clear again and once more the finish was unerring.

Although both teams had lost their opening games – England 2-1 to Italy and Uruguay 3-1 against Costa Rica – each made a positive start. Rooney curled a free-kick wide in the tenth minute while at the other end Cristian Rodríguez's powerful shot missed the target.

Chances continued to come at both ends, Suárez pulling a clever low corner back to Edinson Cavani but the Paris Saint-Germain forward's shot was too high. England came closer still in the 31st minute as Steven Gerrard's deep left-wing free-kick was met by Rooney at the far post; from a metre out, his header struck the crossbar.

Eight minutes later, Roy Hodgson's side were behind. Nicolás Lodeiro won possession and fed Cavani on the left; the striker clipped a perfect cross towards Suárez, and the header gave Joe Hart no chance. Uruguay might have had a second three times in the first few minutes of the second period, Hart scrambling away after Suárez's corner had come all the way through before the striker pulled a shot wide and Cavani sliced wide after Lodeiro had sprung the England defence.

England had been on the ropes but might have drawn level when Rooney fired in a left-footed shot that Fernando Muslera blocked. Hodgson's side continued to press but without unduly troubling a well-organised Uruguay rearguard – until the 75th minute. Daniel Sturridge turned away from three defenders down the right and played in Glen Johnson, who advanced inside the penalty area and squared for Rooney to tap in.

The momentum was with England, yet from a long Muslera clearance they were undone again. The high ball skimmed off the top of Gerrard's head and left Suárez with just Hart to beat; the striker duly found the net to revive his side's hopes and leave England with it all to do to avoid a first group exit since 1958.

Last updated: 20/06/14 8.35CET

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Lineups

Uruguay

Uruguay

England

England

1Fernando Muslera (GK)1Joe Hart (GK)
3Diego Godín (C)
Yellow Card9
2Glen Johnson
6Álvaro Pereira3Leighton Baines
7Cristian Rodríguez4Steven Gerrard (C)
Yellow Card68
9Luis Suárez
Goal39
Goal85
Substitution88
5Gary Cahill
13José María Giménez6Phil Jagielka
14Nicolás Lodeiro
Substitution67
9Daniel Sturridge
17Egidio Arévalo10Wayne Rooney
Goal75
20Álvaro González
Substitution79
11Danny Welbeck
Substitution71
21Edinson Cavani14Jordan Henderson
Substitution87
22Martín Cáceres19Raheem Sterling
Substitution64

Substitutes

12Rodrigo Muñoz (GK)13Ben Foster
23Martín Silva (GK)22Fraser Forster (GK)
4Jorge Fucile
Substitution79
7Jack Wilshere
5Walter Gargano8Frank Lampard
8Abel Hernández12Chris Smalling
10Diego Forlán16Phil Jones
11Christian Stuani
Substitution67
17James Milner
15Diego Pérez18Rickie Lambert
Substitution87
18Gaston Ramirez20Adam Lallana
Substitution71
19Sebastián Coates
Substitution88
21Ross Barkley
Substitution64
23Luke Shaw

Coach

Óscar Tabárez (URU) Roy Hodgson (ENG)

Referee

Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP)

Assistant referees

Roberto Alonso (ESP), Juan Yuste (ESP)

Fourth official

Alireza Faghani (IRN)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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