Italy Defeats England At The World Cup, 2-1 Italy strikes early in the second half and holds on to beat England, 2-1. Mike Hayes BuzzFeed News Reporter View this image › AP Photo/Antonio Calanni Updates Italy opens the World Cup with a strong victory over European rival England. Check out the most entertaining moments from the match! View this image › Italy wins! Defeats England 2-1. View this image › Time is running out for England. View this image › Steven Gerrard sends a free kick over the Italy net late in the second half. England still looking for the equalizer. View this image › Interesting corner kick attempt from England. Still 2-1 Italy late in the second half. Wayne Rooney after hitting one wide of the net for England. Rooney is still looking for his first career World Cup goal. View this image › Balotelli scores! 2-1 Italy. Second half action gets underway in Manaus. View this image › BBC confirm dislocated ankle for Gary Lewin after the Daniel Sturridge goal celebration. #eng http://t.co/kpQOzZdLKt — br_uk (@Bleacher Report UK) vine.co This boot by Marchisio gave Italy the early lead, but seconds later Sturridge tied it up 1-1. vine.co Sturridge with the equalizer for England. 1-1. View this image › Italy goes up 1-0 on a blast by Marchisio. View this image › England is attacking Italy’s net looking to take a lead in the first half. England supporters expected to outnumber Italy’s fan as an estimated 7,000 Three Lions fans made the trip to Amazonia. View this image › Antonio Calanni Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com! more updates More ▾ Facebook Conversations Can your pet compete? Find out now. Get BuzzFeed's Cute or Not app! Get the App!