Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Weiner strikes again

Read more

THE DEBATE

Colombia's Path to Peace: Can historic deal with FARC rebels work? (part 1)

Read more

THE DEBATE

Colombia's Path to Peace: Can historic deal with FARC rebels work? (part 2)

Read more

FOCUS

The rise of political tourism in the Middle East

Read more

ENCORE!

Music show: Video Music Awards, Rock en Seine and Puppa Lek Sen

Read more

YOU ARE HERE

The Gulf of Porto, a paradise of land and sea

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Quarterback takes a stand by sitting down

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

The hidden secrets of Les Invalides

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Anger over restaurant's decision to deny service to Muslim women

Read more

Sports

Italy beat England, 2-1, to start World Cup strongly

© AFP

Text by Peter BERLIN

Latest update : 2014-06-15

Italy defeated England as two former World Cup winners met under intense pressure in the heat and humidity of Amazonia on Saturday in a Group D match.

Mario Balotelli and Claudio Marchisio scored for Italy, while Daniel Sturridge struck for England, as Italy won an entertaining encounter in the heat of Manaus.

The heavyweight encounter had been billed the "rumble in the jungle." The temperature in Manaus was predicted to be 30 centigrade when the match started, with 88 per cent humidity.

When the two teams met in Euro 2012, Italy dominated but only won on penalties after extra time.

The game as it happened:

 

Date created : 2014-06-14

  • WORLD CUP 2014

    England and Italy set for heated Group D opener

    Read more

  • WORLD CUP 2014

    Colombia brush aside Greece in 3-0 win

    Read more

  • World Cup 2014

    Brilliant Dutch thrash reigning World Cup champions Spain 5-1

    Read more

COMMENT(S)