England v Italy, 14 June 2014

Score2-1 to Italy
RefereeBjörn Kuipers
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals Group D
VenueArena da Amazonia
Attendance39,800
Kick-off 6.00pm local (11.00pm BST) Man of the Match: Mario Balotelli (Italy) Assistant referees: Sander van Roekel (Netherlands) Erwin Zeinstra (Netherlands) Fourth official: Walter López (Guatemala) Fifth official: Leonel Leal (Costa Rica) The two teams had met in 24 previous matches, including in the 1990 FIFA World Cup third place match, won by Italy 2–1. Their most recent competitive meeting was in the UEFA Euro 2012 quarter-finals, won by Italy on penalties after a scoreless draw. Italy went ahead first, when from a short corner, Andrea Pirlo dummied Marco Verratti's pass, and Claudio Marchisio scored with a low right footed shot from outside the penalty box. England quickly equalised through a close-range Daniel Sturridge goal from a Wayne Rooney cross from the left. The scores were level at 1–1 at half time, but Mario Balotelli headed Italy's winner from close range five minutes after play resumed from a cross by Antonio Candreva on the right. The England physiotherapist Gary Lewin was stretchered off with a dislocated ankle suffered in the celebrations for England's goal, which ruled him out for the rest of the World Cup.

1  England

Manager: Roy Hodgson

2  Italy

Manager: Cesare Prandelli

Goals:

Daniel Sturridge 37 G

Goals:

Claudio Marchisio 35 G
Mario Balotelli 50 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Joe Hart
Defender/Centre back Gary Cahill
Defender/Full back Glen Johnson
Defender/Midfielder Phil Jagielka
Defender/Left back Leighton Baines
Midfielder Steven Gerrard (captain)
Midfielder Jordan Henderson
Midfielder/Forward Raheem Sterling
Forward Wayne Rooney
Forward Danny Welbeck

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu
Defender Andrea Barzagli
Defender Matteo Darmian
Defender/Centre back Gabriel Paletta
Midfielder Antonio Candreva
Midfielder Daniele De Rossi
Midfielder Claudio Marchisio
Midfielder Marco Verratti
Forward Mario Balotelli
Forward Andrea Pirlo (captain)

Substitutions:

Ross Barkley for Danny Welbeck 61
Jack Wilshere for Jordan Henderson 73
Adam Lallana for Daniel Sturridge 80

Substitutions:

Thiago Motta for Marco Verratti 57
Ciro Immobile for Mario Balotelli 73
Marco Parolo for Antonio Candreva 79

Cards:

Raheem Sterling 90 Y

Cards:

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Fraser Forster
Goalkeeper Ben Foster
Defender Luke Shaw
Defender Chris Smalling
Defender/Midfielder Phil Jones
Defender/Midfielder James Milner
Midfielder Ross Barkley
Midfielder Frank Lampard
Midfielder Jack Wilshere
Midfielder/Forward Adam Lallana
Midfielder/Forward Rickie Lambert

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon
Goalkeeper Mattia Perin
Defender Ignazio Abate
Defender Leonardo Bonucci
Midfielder Alberto Aquilani
Midfielder Thiago Motta
Midfielder Marco Parolo
Forward Antonio Cassano
Forward Alessio Cerci
Forward Ciro Immobile
Forward Lorenzo Insigne