Jun 19, 2014 at 8pm UK at ​Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
Uruguay
2-1
England
Suarez (39', 85')
Godin (9')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Rooney (75')
Gerrard (68')

Steven Gerrard: 'We can cause Uruguay problems'

Steven Gerrard of England looks on during the England press conference ahead of their first match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil against Italy at Arena Amazonia on June 13, 2014
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England captain Steven Gerrard believes that the Three Lions can cause Uruguay "big problems" at the back if they play like they did in their defeat to Italy.

England captain Steven Gerrard has expressed his belief that his side can cause Uruguay "big problems" if they play like they did against Italy.

The Three Lions fell to a 2-1 defeat to the Azzurri in their World Cup opener, but produced a good attacking display as Raheem Sterling impressed playing behind Daniel Sturridge.

Meanwhile, Uruguay struggled with the pace of Arsenal forward Joel Campbell as they slumped to a 3-1 defeat against Costa Rica in their first game of the tournament.

"I was shocked by the result. I expected Uruguay to beat Costa Rica," Gerrard told Sky Sports News.

"They have really good firepower up front but we saw on Saturday that they are certainly beatable.They concede goals and if we attack like we did against Italy we will cause Uruguay big, big problems."

England face Uruguay in Sao Paulo on Thursday.

Steven Gerrard of England speaks with Raheem Sterling of England after he was shown a red card during the International friendly match between England and Ecuador at Sun Life Stadium on June 4, 2014
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