Images from today of the pitch in Manaus show the poor quality of the surface England and Italy will play on this Saturday evening.
The head groundsman at the Arena da Amazonia has already admitted the pitch is in a "bad condition" and there is little that can be done to improve it ahead of the Group D clash.
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