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England will bid to keep their knock-out stage aspirations alive when they take on Uruguay on Thursday in the Arena Corinthians, São Paulo, and its sure to be an intense atmosphere for all concerned.
After their 2-1 defeat to Italy in the heat of Manaus, the English need a win if they are to make it through to the next stage.
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Despite the negative result, the performance of Roy Hodgson’s men was generally met with a positive reaction.
Young guns Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge impressed while the support of Adam Lallana and Ross Barkley also showed that they had the potential to perform on the big stage.
Wayne Rooney was the one major talking point from the game. The Manchester United was largely ineffective throughout the game as he struggled to make an impact on the left. The forward is likely to be restored a more central position on Thursday with Sterling set to move out wide.
That is likely to be only change for Hodgson as he decides to stick rather than twist following the impressive showing in the jungle.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to be in the squad after resuming training midweek however he is unlikely to play.
Uruguay meanwhile also lost their opening game going down 3-1 to Costa Rica in one of the surprises of the tournament so far.
Oscar Tabarez’s side struggling without their talisman Luis Suarez however the mercurial forward is set to be fit for the clash. The Liverpool forward has been recuperating from a pre-tournament knee injury and while he may not be 100% fit for the clash he will be able to take his place in the starting line-up.
While Suarez is set to return, Uruguay will be without their captain Diego Lugano after he injured his knee.
This will be the 11th meeting between the sides with Uruguay edging proceedings to date. The South American’s have won 4 of their 10 previous meetings and are unbeaten in their two world cup clashes to date.
They beat England 4-2 in their first competitive meeting back in 1954 while 12 years later they drew 0-0 when the then hosts in the opening game of the 1966 world cup. England won the last meeting between the two sides edging a close encounter 2-1 at Anfield, thanks to Joe Cole winner.
We should be in for a classic encounter, but with Luis Suarez less than 100% fit its an ideal time for England to get their World Cup campaign off and running.
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