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Italy's Passing vs. England Was the World Cup's Most Accurate in 48 Years

MANAUS, BRAZIL - JUNE 14:  Andrea Pirlo of Italy (L) and Daniele De Rossi acknowledge the fans after defeating England 2-1  during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between England and Italy at Arena Amazonia on June 14, 2014 in Manaus, Brazil.  (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
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BR-UK StaffAnalyst IIIJune 15, 2014

Italy not only defeated England on Saturday night, they also set a pretty impressive mark in the process. Per FIFA, Italy's 93.2 percent pass accuracy was the best in any World Cup game since 1966.

You know what else happened in 1966? England failed to win their first group match, though everything still turned out alright for them that year.

Coincidence?

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