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Can Coleen help Rooney find his feet?

Wayne Rooney's wife Coleen has jetted off to Brazil with their two sons Kai and Klay ahead of Thursday's World Cup game against Uruguay. Coleen apparently arrived in Rio with 15 pieces of luggage.

Rooney has been under fire since the England's 2-1 defeat to Italy last week with claims he should be dropped from the team.

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Uruguay's Luis Suarez '100 per cent' fit to face England

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez says he is "100 per cent" fit to face England in Sao Paolo.

Suarez - who missed Uruguay's shock 3-1 defeat to Costa Rica - said he is ready to expose England's "defensive deficiencies".

Luis Suarez appears to have recovered in time to face England on Thursday. Credit: Reuters

Surgery on a knee injury threatened the Liverpool striker's involvement in the tournament, but the 27-year-old has returned to full training ahead of Thursday's crucial Group D encounter.

"I know all the players in the England squad, I know some of them because they are team-mates or rivals," Suarez told Uruguayan website

"They have defensive deficiencies and we can take advantage of them."

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PM sends good luck message to England team

David Cameron has filmed a good luck message for the England football team ahead of their first World Cup match tonight.

The Prime Minister admitted that the draw - which sees Roy Hodgson's players take on Italy - was "tough", but stressed the country was behind them in a video message for FATV.

"All of those club rivalries fade away and we'll all be joining together, gathering round the television, sitting in the pub - which will be open late - and cheering on our national team," he said.

The flag of St George is to be flown over 10 Downing Street for England's matches in Brazil.


Rooney hits back at critics calling for him to be dropped

Wayne Rooney has hit back at Paul Scholes amid claims he should be dropped from the England team.

Wayne Rooney lining up for game against Ecuador Credit: PA

Scholes said Rooney was 'past his peak', while Gary Lineker said Roy Hodgson would have to consider dropping him.

He said: "To be honest, I'm not really interested in what anyone else has got to say. I'm interested in what Roy Hodgson and the coaching staff here and the people around me say.

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney and Paul Scholes Credit: PA

"People have their opinions but I don't agree with them.[Scholes has] been a team-mate but he's been away from the first team for a long time."

"I'm not really going to react. I'm not interested. He's got his opinions so let's leave it at that."

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney says he's in great shape for the World Cup

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney says he's in the best shape he's ever been in for a major tournament such as the World Cup and says there'll be no excuses if he fails to perform in Brazil.

With just 23 days to go until their opening group match against Italy, the England squad are at a training camp in Portugal.

Rooney, who's played in two World Cups and two European Championships, says this is his best and possibly last chance to shine on the biggest stage of all.

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