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  • World Cup 2014: Oxlade-Chamberlain out of England's match against Uruguay June 19, 2014

    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is still not fit enough to play for England at the World Cup, with the midfielder ruled out of Thursday's match against Uruguay. The 20-year-old Arsenal midfielder injured knee ligaments two weeks ago in a warm-up against Ecuador, and was mostly restricted to fitness work away from his team-mates...
  • World Cup 2014: England ready for return of Suarez, says Roy Hodgson June 19, 2014

    Rio DE Janeiro: England manager Roy Hodgson expects prolific Uruguay striker Luis Suarez to return from injury and give the South Americans a much needed boost when the teams meet in World Cup Group D on Thursday. Suarez scored 31 goals in 33 games for Liverpool last season but underwent knee...
  • World Cup 2014: Defence will win Uruguay game, says Steven Gerrard June 19, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Much of the focus ahead of England's World Cup Group D clash with Uruguay has been on the attacking talent set to light up the Corinthians arena on Thursday, but for English captain Steven Gerrard the game will be won and lost in defence. Luis Suarez, who scored 31...
  • World Cup 2014: Uruguay captain Diego Lugano out of England game June 18, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Uruguay captain Diego Lugano has been ruled out of the World Cup match against England on Thursday with a knee injury. The Uruguay federation says Lugano's left knee strain has intensified in recent day, preventing "normal sporting performance." Medical scans showed that the 33-year-old defender does not currently require surgery. Uruguay...
  • World Cup 2014: Suarez returns from injury as Uruguay face England June 19, 2014

    With their World Cup fates already in jeopardy, Uruguay and England will be counting on their unpredictable strikers to revive their campaigns in Sao Paulo on Thursday. Luis Suarez is preparing to return from Uruguay's treatment room and hoping his scoring abilities have not been impeded by injury. Wayne Rooney, England's...
  • World Cup 2014: How the big names performed in the opening round in Brazil June 18, 2014

    As the first round of matches of the group stage come to a close we take a look at the stars who were supposed to dazzle in Brazil. Neymar: He is one of the most exciting young footballers in the world, and at the age of 22, has already become somewhat of...
  • World Cup 2014: Raheem Sterling gives England hope at World Cup June 18, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Four years ago, Raheem Sterling was watching the World Cup eating pizza with his friends. Now, the 19-year-old Liverpool winger is one of the players giving England hope after their opening loss to Italy. Sterling has transferred his talents seamlessly from the Premier League to the international arena. Deployed...
  • World Cup 2014: Rooney hits back at media following criticism June 17, 2014

    Wayne Rooney has criticised sections of the media who questioned his form and speculated that the England forward had been relegated to training with the reserves at their base in Brazil. The Manchester United striker came in for criticism following a muted performance in their opening 2-1 defeat to Italy in...
  • Taking cue from Lanka spinners in England: Ashwin June 17, 2014

    Mumbai: As a means to gear up for the upcoming Test battle in England, offspinner R Ashwin on Tuesday said he has been following the ongoing series between Sri Lanka and the hosts and is trying to take a cue from the visiting team's slow bowlers. "I have been watching the...
  • Indian bowlers need to deliver in England, feels Dravid June 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Former captain Rahul Dravid on Tuesday termed the upcoming five-match Test series in England as a challenging one but was confident India can compete well against the hosts if the bowlers step up and deliver on the seam-friendly conditions. "It is going to be a challenging series, there is no...
  • Frustrated Alastair Cook wants to score big again June 17, 2014

    London: England captain Alastair Cook will hope a return to the scene of his last Test hundred sees him back among the runs after a thrilling series opener with Sri Lanka ended in a draw at Lord's. Cook saw England pile up 575 for nine declared in the first innings at...
  • World Cup 2014: I'm 100 per cent fit to face England, says Luis Suarez June 17, 2014

    Uruguay striker Luis Suarez said on Monday he felt "100 percent" recovered from knee treatment and was ready to face England in Thursday's Group D showdown in Sao Paulo if called upon. The prolific Liverpool forward's cartilage surgery went smoothly last month, but he remains short of match fitness and missed...
  • World Cup 2014: Suarez ready to return against England June 17, 2014

    Belo Horizonte: Uruguay striker Luis Suarez said on Monday he is fully fit and ready to play against England in their FIFA World Cup Group D clash on Thursday. Suarez missed Uruguay's 1-3 loss to Costa Rica Saturday as he continued his recovery from keyhole surgery on his left knee,...
  • Sri Lanka survive dramatic session to save Lord's Test June 17, 2014

    Number 11 Nuwan Pradeep survived five dramatic balls from Stuart Broad to help Sri Lanka avoid defeat after James Anderson ripped through the visitors to almost force an England win in the first Test at Lord's on Monday. Pradeep survived the final five balls, including successfully reviewing an lbw decision on...
  • 1st Test: England lead Sri Lanka by 389 runs on Day 4 June 16, 2014

    London: Gary Ballance hit an unbeaten 104 on Sunday for his first Test century as England fought back to finish the fourth day on 267 for 8 and lead Sri Lanka by 389 runs in the first Test at Lord's. With one day left, the Sri Lankans will have to pass...
  • World Cup 2014: France gear up for Honduras test June 15, 2014

    CNN-IBN's panel of experts discusses England's loss to Italy last night, upcoming Group E encounters and Argentina's opening match against Bosnia. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Italy gear up for Costa Rica test after win against England June 15, 2014

    Manaus: Italy can't afford to celebrate too much after opening the World Cup with an impressive win over England. The Azzurri have to recover physically after a draining match in the jungle venue of Manaus and prepare to face a surprising Costa Rica side. They also have to guard against...
  • World Cup 2014: Oxlade-Chamberlain targets England return June 15, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: When Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's right knee buckled under the weight of a tackle, the England midfielder left the pitch fearing he might miss the World Cup. "With the timing of the injury, I did worry and fear the worst," he said, discussing the incident for the first time. "But...
  • Football World Cup 2014: How the world tweeted #ENG versus #ITA June 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Italian experience overcame England's youthful exuberance in an intriguing clash of styles at the World Cup on Saturday. Claudio Marchisio fired Italy ahead after 35 minutes when England were wrong-footed by an Andrea Pirlo dummy, but Daniel Sturridge levelled within three minutes after Wayne Rooney picked him out...
  • World Cup 2014: Italy outwit England 2-1 June 15, 2014

    Mario Balotelli scored with a second-half header on Saturday to give Italy a 2-1 win over England at the World Cup. ...
  • World Cup 2014: My tactics worked says Cesare Prandelli after Italy sink England June 15, 2014

    Italy coach Cesare Prandelli was generous in his praise of an improving England side but said his tactical approach had paid off with the 2-1 victory in Group D on Saturday. "Our logic was that we don't have players who are as powerful as England's but we have technically skilled players...
  • World Cup 2014: Balotelli winner helps Italy edge past England 2-1 June 15, 2014

    Manaus: Mario Balotelli scored with a second-half header on Saturday to give Italy a 2-1 win over England at the World Cup. The Italy striker was left free by his marker Gary Cahill and nodded a cross from Antonio Candreva past goalkeeper Joe Hart in the 50th minute. Claudio Marchisio scored first...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2014, England vs Italy June 15, 2014

    Catch all the Live action from the second Group D match between England and Italy at the Arena Amazonia in Manaus. (Scroll down for the Live blog) The tactical approaches of England and Italy's wily coaches Roy Hodgson and Cesare Prandelli will come under the microscope with the oppressive atmosphere of...
  • 1st Test: Kumar Sangakkara's ton leads Sri Lanka to 415-7 on Day 3 June 15, 2014

    Kumar Sangakkara's first century at Lord's led Sri Lanka to 415 for 7 at stumps and within 160 of England's first innings after three days of the first Test on Saturday. Sangakkara cruised to his 36th Test century, and helped Sri Lanka sail past the follow-on mark after England declared at...
  • Italy goalkeeper Buffon out of England game: Italian media June 14, 2014

    Manaus: Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon will miss their opening World Cup Group D match against England in Manaus on Saturday, Italian media reported. Buffon twisted his ankle in Friday's training session and, though coach Cesare Prandelli was confident he would be fit for the clash, Italian media said on Saturday the...
  • The Beautiful Game: England vs Italy the big clash on day three June 14, 2014

    CNN-IBN's panel of experts focuses on the big England vs Italy match and three more games on the first Saturday of World Cup 2014. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Italy's Prandelli happy with pitch, wary of different England June 14, 2014

    Manaus Italy have the know-how to beat a much improved England side boasting plenty of attacking talent on a good pitch that should produce a spectacular clash in the Amazon city of Manaus, coach Cesare Prandelli said on Friday. The 56-year-old Italian added that he would keep his squad guessing...
  • World Cup 2014: No concerns about Manaus pitch, says Gerrard June 14, 2014

    Manaus England have played down concerns about the state of the Arena Amazonia pitch ahead of their World Cup Group D clash against Italy. Groundsmen at the venue in the Amazonian city of Manaus drew controversy during the week for allegedly using spray paint to cover degraded areas of the...
  • World Cup 2014: Stick with trusted Lampard against Italy, Glenn Hoddle urges England June 14, 2014

    Former England coach Glenn Hoddle has added his voice to one of the longest-running debates about the national team, saying veteran Frank Lampard should partner captain Steven Gerrard against Italy on Saturday. Hoddle called on coach Roy Hodgson not to listen to calls to give younger players a chance and said...
  • World Cup 2014: Italy's Buffon strains ankle ahead of England game June 14, 2014

    Manaus Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was being treated for a minor ankle injury ahead of the team's World Cup opener against England on Saturday, handing the four-time champion another defensive headache. "It's a minor strain," coach Cesare Prandelli said Friday after the Italy captain exited a hot and humid training session...