England 1-2 Italy: As It Happened

14/06/2014 18:50 | Updated 15 June 2014
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England face Italy at a World Cup for the first time since 1990 tonight, as both European sides venture into the Manaus jungle in their tournament opener. Get live updates, reaction, pictures and Vines of the clash from 8pm tonight, with kick-off at 11pm.

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Here's the report from England's defeat

Wayne Rooney must be braced for a difficult five days.

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FULL-TIME: England 1-2 Italy

That's England's first opening defeat at a World Cup finals since 1986.

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Hart was helpless, but the crossbar has given England a stay of execution. What a strike from Pirlo.

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93 min

Another Italian free-kick as Cahill blocks off Motta inside his own third.

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92 min

Important hook away from Marchisio as Baines looks to creep in at the far post. Sterling gets the first yellow card of the match tracking back as Pirlo releases Parolo and successfully takes the sting out of the match.

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The killer blow?

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Can England do it?

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89 min

Nothing comes from Gerrard's set-piece. England have regained the ball but the game has descended into an attack vs defence training drill and Italy are coping comfortably with England's ordinary approach.

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89 min

Corner England. Sterling is still worrying the Italians...

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87 min

Rooney nicks the ball off Rooney and hits it over when Sterling was an inviting option out wide. Barkley looks crestfallen he was forbidden from going it alone.

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