Disappointing start for England at World Cup

Leah's match report from Brazil

England have suffered a disappointing start to their World Cup campaign, losing their first match to Italy.

Claudio Marchisio opened scoring for Italy, but less than two minutes later England's Daniel Sturridge equalised.

Mario Balotelli's header restored Italy's lead ending the match 2-1.

England's next opponents will be Uruguay, on Thursday, who lost 3-1 to Costa Rica.

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