England given tough World Cup group in Brazil draw

England will face Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica in the Group Stage of the 2014 World Cup.

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World Cup Draw pits England against familiar faces

Several players familiar to English fans for their star turns in the Premier League will be out to beat the Three Lions in Brazil next summer.

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez will be out to upset England as he leads the Uruguay line at World Cup 2014. Credit: Ivan Franco/EFE/Press Association Images
Former Man City striker Mario Balotelli, now with AC Milan, is likely to face England with Italy in the Group D opener. Credit: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport
Bryan Ovideo, who scored the winner as Everton beat Manchester United on Wednesday night, will be part of Costa Rica's squad. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

England face Italy on 15 June in Manaus and Uruguay on 19 June in Sao Paulo before the final Group D fixture against Costa Rica on 24 June in Belo Horizonte.

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