Italy Defeats England At The World Cup, 2-1

Italy strikes early in the second half and holds on to beat England, 2-1.

AP Photo/Antonio Calanni

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Italy opens the World Cup with a strong victory over European rival England. Check out the most entertaining moments from the match!

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Italy wins! Defeats England 2-1.

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Time is running out for England.

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Steven Gerrard sends a free kick over the Italy net late in the second half. England still looking for the equalizer.

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Interesting corner kick attempt from England. Still 2-1 Italy late in the second half.

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Wayne Rooney after hitting one wide of the net for England. Rooney is still looking for his first career World Cup goal.

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Balotelli scores! 2-1 Italy.

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Second half action gets underway in Manaus.

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BBC confirm dislocated ankle for Gary Lewin after the Daniel Sturridge goal celebration. #eng

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk)
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This boot by Marchisio gave Italy the early lead, but seconds later Sturridge tied it up 1-1.

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Sturridge with the equalizer for England. 1-1.

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Italy goes up 1-0 on a blast by Marchisio.

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England is attacking Italy’s net looking to take a lead in the first half.

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England supporters expected to outnumber Italy’s fan as an estimated 7,000 Three Lions fans made the trip to Amazonia.

Antonio Calanni

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