1. Stat Preview: England vs Italy

    Group D is seen as one of the tougher groups in this year's World Cup, and it is hard to know for certain who will progress. England take on Italy in Manaus on Saturday as both teams kick off their World Cup campaigns...

    Sam Rooke Written by Sam Rooke about 1 month ago 454 reads 0 comments

  2. Amazônia Arena Groundsmen Are Spray Painting Pitch Green in Manaus

    The Amazonia Arean in Manaus, the heart of the Brazilian rain forest, has already gained infamy before a ball's even been kicked on its pitch at the World Cup...

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  3. Joe Hart Ready to Shine Against Italy After Emerging Stronger from City

    Welcome to the jungle. Joe Hart has fought his way along plenty of tangled paths in his career before, being the stoic, the survivor, overcoming difficulties with club and country...

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  4. Fans Go Wild as England Arrive in Manaus for World Cup Clash vs. Italy

    England's World Cup mission begins on Saturday, when they take on Italy at the Arena Amazonia in Manaus . Roy Hodgson and his squad arrived in the city on Thursday, whereupon they were greeted by an army of hysterical fans...

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  5. Hart: I Take Nothing for Granted

    Joe Hart believes there are a host of goalkeepers capable of replacing him for both club and country, with that competition fuelling his determination to have a successful FIFA World Cup™...

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  6. Gary Cahill: 'England Have Had the Best Possible Preparation' for World Cup

    England defender Gary Cahill believes the Three Lions have had "the best possible preparation" for their Group D opener against Italy on Saturday...

    Will Tidey Written by Will Tidey about 1 month ago 389 reads 0 comments

  7. Why England Made a Mistake Taking Frank Lampard over Michael Carrick

    Among the many stories coming out of England's World Cup squad in the past week or so has been news that Frank Lampard 's Chelsea contract will not be renewed next season, leaving him a free agent...

    Garry Hayes Written by Garry Hayes about 1 month ago 8,873 reads 26 comments

  8. Picking England's All-Time Greatest World Cup XI

    England face Italy in Manaus on Saturday, with much of the debate leading up to the big kick-off focused on who should make Roy Hodgson ’s first-choice XI...

    Garry Hayes Written by Garry Hayes about 1 month ago 1,517 reads 5 comments

  9. Wayne Rooney Slams Paul Scholes, Gary Neville Attacks Media over England Notes

    Wayne Rooney 's bravado isn't going to diminish any time soon, even as the 2014 FIFA World Cup commences. Rooney has hit back at criticism of his performances from outspoken former teammate Paul Scholes...

    James Dudko Written by James Dudko about 1 month ago 8,671 reads 18 comments

  10. Rooney Has Found His Happy Place

    Wayne Rooney has done dozens of England press conferences over the years, and the truth is that far too many of them have been tense occasions...

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  11. Manaus Groundsman: Pitch Is in Bad Shape

    England are due to open their World Cup campaign against Italy on Saturday on a threadbare, sand-strewn pitch which the Football Association will send an official to examine.....

    Sam Rooke Written by Sam Rooke about 1 month ago 135 reads 0 comments

  12. England 3rd in World Cup Rich List

    England have the third most valuable squad at the World Cup behind Germany and Spain, according to a report.....

    Sam Rooke Written by Sam Rooke about 1 month ago 437 reads 0 comments

  13. 'Confident Rickie Lambert Can Be Our Hidden Gem'

    Jack Dale Written by Jack Dale about 1 month ago 57 reads 0 comments

  14. Pirlo Warns England, Expects Tough Test

    Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo has warned England that he plans to dictate play against them like he did at Euro 2012, but admits he expects a tougher test this time.....

    Sam Rooke Written by Sam Rooke about 1 month ago 1,364 reads 0 comments

  15. Why Rooney Shouldn't Start for England

    Rooney has been excellent for Manchester United this season as he scored 17 goals in 29 starts, stats which you can't argue against as it's a good return especially in a poor Manchester United side...

    Sam Rooke Written by Sam Rooke about 1 month ago 1,320 reads 0 comments

  16. Wayne Rooney Aims Digs at Cristiano Ronaldo and Italy Ahead of World Cup Opener

    Wayne Rooney certainly sparked discussion at the start of the FIFA 2014 World Cup. The England striker has taken aim at ex- Manchester United teammate Cristiano Ronaldo, as well as England's first Group D opponents, Italy...

    James Dudko Written by James Dudko about 1 month ago 7,939 reads 40 comments

  17. Welbeck Celebrates FIFA Goal vs. Sterling, with Sturridge Providing Commentary

    England players need all the rest and relaxation they can get, with Saturday's World Cup opener against Italy on the horizon and the humid conditions in Manaus set to test them...

    Will Tidey Written by Will Tidey about 1 month ago 2,756 reads 7 comments

  18. Wayne Rooney: Italy Should Fear England

    England striker Wayne Rooney says he is ready to play in the best Three Lions squad he has ever been a part of – and told Italy to watch out on Saturday...

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  19. World Cup 2014: Ian Wright Discusses His Favourite England World Cup Memory

    For former Arsenal and England striker Ian Wright, Michael Owen ’s wonder goal against Argentina in France '98 could have been a bittersweet moment...

    Dave Hornby Written by Dave Hornby about 1 month ago 236 reads 1 comments

  20. England's Key Weapon and Achilles' Heel at 2014 World Cup

    Before Roy Hodgson named his 23-man squad for the 2014 World Cup, there was more than an air of trepidation surrounding England's chances in Brazil...

    Garry Hayes Written by Garry Hayes about 1 month ago 2,434 reads 3 comments

  21. 5 Uncapped Players England Could Have Considered for World Cup Duty

    When the England squad for this summer's World Cup in Brazil was announced, many were surprised by the focus on youth. The days of the same old faces clogging up the 23-man squad were over...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 1 month ago 1,297 reads 3 comments

  22. What Danny Welbeck's Injury Scare Could Mean for England at the World Cup

    Many of the most influential discoveries in human history have been made by accident. Penicillin, microwave ovens, x-rays, pacemakers: None of them were the result that their inventors set out for, but all proved more useful than the initial intention..

    Nick  Miller Written by Nick Miller about 1 month ago 11,624 reads 50 comments

  23. Marchisio Expects Tough England Opener

    Italy expect a "very difficult match" when they open their World Cup campaign against England on Saturday, according to midfielder Claudio Marchisio.....

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  24. Manaus Pitch Looks Dire Ahead of England-Italy World Cup Match at Amazonia Arena

    There are just three days to go until England open their World Cup campaign against Italy at the Amazonia Arena in Manaus . While the fans and players are undoubtedly ready, the pitch may still need a bit of work...

    BR-UK Staff Written by BR-UK Staff about 1 month ago 9,485 reads 16 comments

  25. Comparing England and Brazil Starting XIs for the World Cup

    Earlier this week, Brazilian footballing legend Pele declared England and Brazil as equal forces for this World Cup, but comparing the respective starting lineups of the two countries, ...

    Jack Lusby Written by Jack Lusby about 1 month ago 3,860 reads 9 comments