In among the most awaited encounters of the group stage in this year’s FIFA World Cup, England will take on Italy on day 3 of the event. In this match between 2 giants of the sport, the final result will generally be decided by how the teams execute their tactics and also how they adapt to the relatively not familiar playing circumstances.
England will be keen to kick-start their campaign with a revenge over their rivals who knocked them out from Euro 2012; while Italy will be keen to exorcise the demons of South Africa 2010 where they were knocked out of the tournament in the group stage itself after coming into the event as defending champions.
FIFA World Cup 2014: England vs Italy predictions
This match will likely be a cagey, strategic affair with neither team willing to run many risks in such a tight group both teams ‘ weaknesses mean see goals, though probably not lots of them. 1-1.
FIFA World Cup 2014 England vs Italy match timing
June 14, 2014: 6:00 pm – Local Time
June 15, 2014: 3:30 am – Indian Standard Time (IST)
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