England's World Cup opener brought forward

Roy Hodgson's side have been drawn in a tough World Cup group featuring Uruguay and Italy. Credit: PA Wire

England's opening World Cup match against Italy has been brought forward by three hours.

The match had been scheduled for 02:00 BST on June 15, but it will now kick-off at 23:00 BST on the 14 June.

Fifa agreed to reschedule the clash following an appeal by British broadcasters over the late kick-off.

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