Luis Suarez was too good for England, scoring twice to give Uruguay a vital 2-1 victory in Sao Paulo.

Date: June 19, 2014

Result: Uruguay 2-1 England

Scorers:

Uruguay:

  • Luis Suarez 39, 85

England

  • Rooney 75

 

Venue: Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo

Attendance: 62,575

 

Match overview: England have won only 1 of their last 6 matches at the World Cup. Uruguay have gone 11 matches versus previous World Cup winners without winning since beating France in 1966.

Key moment: The ball skidding off the head of Steven Gerrard and falling into the path of Luis Suarez who, unlike the English defence, had anticipated such an eventuality. A piece of misfortune for England or a piece of opportunism for Uruguay?

Man of the match: Luis Suarez. The Uruguayan striker was apparently not fit enough to play in the opening game against Costa Rica, but he looked sharp tonight, punishing England with two classy finishes.

Matter of fact: This was the first time England had lost successive World Cup matches. Going back to South Africa 2010 that’s three defeats in a row.

Talking point: Uruguay were unrecognisable from the side that capitulated to Costa Rica in their opening game. The return of Suarez galvanised the South American side and provided he stays fit, Uruguay will be threat to most teams.

 

Stats:

Goal attempts

  • Uruguay 5
  • England 3

On target

  • Uruguay 5
  • England 2

Corners

  • Uruguay 3
  • England 5

Line-ups:

Uruguay:

  • 01 Muslera
  • 22 Cáceres
  • 06 Pereira
  • 17 Arévalo Rios
  • 13 Giménez
  • 03 Godín
  • 20 González (Fucile – 78′ )
  • 14 Lodeiro (Stuani – 67′ )
  • 09 Suarez (Coates – 88′ )
  • 21 Cavani
  • 07 Rodríguez

England:

  • 01 Hart
  • 02 Johnson
  • 03 Baines
  • 14 Henderson (Lambert – 87′ )
  • 05 Cahill
  • 06 Jagielka
  • 19 Sterling (Barkley – 64′ )
  • 04 Gerrard
  • 09 Sturridge
  • 10 Rooney
  • 11 Welbeck (Lallana – 71′ )

 

 

Scorers:

Uruguay:

  • Luis Suarez 39, 85

England

  • Rooney 75

Yellow cards:

Uruguay:

  • Godin 9

England:

  • Gerrard 68

 

Referee: Velasco Carballo (Spain)