VIDEO: England fans upbeat despite World Cup defeat to Italy

Fans reflect on Italy's 2-1 win over England in Group D of the World Cup on Saturday.

England fans are looking forward to the Three Lions' two remaining group games despite losing their World Cup opener 2-1 to Italy.

Claudio Marchisio opened the scoring for the Italians, but Daniel Sturridge quickly levelled after a superb move involving Raheem Sterling and Wayne Rooney.

However, former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli ensured the Azzurri had the final say, heading home a second-half winner to put his side in a commanding position in Group D.

England will feel encouraged after an attacking display full of promise, and their fans remain upbeat about their chances of qualifying for the knockout stages.

"The game was okay, I thought we played well and we were very positive," one fan said.

"We had our chances. We had two good chances in the first half, if we had connected with them, maybe it would have been a different game."

Other fans took to Twitter to voice their optimism that England could get out of Group D, particularly after Uruguay were beaten 3-1 by Costa Rica in one of the biggest shocks of the tournament so far.


Roy Hodgson's men will certainly be confident heading into Thursday's showdown with Uruguay, and they may receive a huge boost if Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is not fit in time for the game.

The FWA and PFA Player of the Year missed Uruguay's opener against Costa Rica through injury, and there is no guarantee that he will recover in time to face the Three Lions.

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