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England, Uruguay looking for lifeline win

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Sao Paulo, June 18 :

England and Uruguay will hope to save their World Cup campaigns at the Arena Corinthians here Thursday after having lost their opening World Cup matches against Italy and Costa Rica, respectively.
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Two-time champions Uruguay, sans Luiz Suarez, were stunned 1-3 by Costa Rica while England went down 1-2 to Italy, reports EFE.

Uruguay’s coach Oscar Tabarez will probably bring in veteran Jorge Fucile to replace a suspended Maximiliano Pereira, who was sent off against Costa Rica, as well as Gaston Ramirez in midfield in Cristian Stuani’s place.

On the other hand, England will look to overcome their problems regarding finishing, which appeared clearly in their 1-2 loss against Italy.

England’s coach Roy Hogdson will relish the return of Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain to team training after his recovery from a recent injury, but his participation is still unconfirmed.

“A game of life or death,” said Daniel Sturridge, who scored the only goal against Italy.

–IANS/EFE