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2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

  • Episode: 

    1 of 1

  • Title: 

    Uruguay v England
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Thu 19 Jun 2014
  • TX Confirmed: 

    No
  • Time: 

    7.00pm - 10.30pm
  • Week: 

    Week 25 2014 : Sat 14 Jun - Fri 20 Jun
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Amended: 

    Thu 19 Jun 2014
Uruguay v England
 
It looks a pivotal game in England's World Cup campaign as they face Uruguay at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo.
 
The fitness of Luis Suarez will be a talking point - the Liverpool striker terrorised Premier League defences all season but had minor knee surgery a month ago and may be lacking his usual sharpness.  Suarez's club team mates, Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling, have emerged as exciting prospects in Roy Hodgson's young side and the England boss will be hoping his side can give themselves a real chance of qualifying from group D with a win.
 
England have only played Uruguay once before at the World Cup - a 0-0 draw in the first group game in 1966 - which of course turned out to be quite a good campaign for Alf Ramsey's side!  Adrian Chiles is joined by former England men - Glenn Hoddle and Lee Dixon, and also former Uruguayan international and manager of Sunderland FC, Gus Poyet. Commentary from Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend.