Jun 14, 2014 at 11pm UK at ​Arena Amazonia, Manaus
England
1-2
Italy
Sturridge (37')
Sterling (90')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Marchisio (35'), Balotelli (50')

Daniel Sturridge reveals injury concern

England's forward Daniel Sturridge celebrates after scoring a goal during a Group D football match between England and Italy at the Amazonia Arena in Manaus during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014
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England striker Daniel Sturridge reveals that he is struggling with a dead leg ahead of Thursday's crucial World Cup encounter with Uruguay.

England striker Daniel Sturridge has revealed that he is struggling with a dead leg ahead of the team's World Cup encounter with Uruguay.

Sturridge suffered the problem on Saturday night during the Three Lions' 2-1 defeat to Italy in Manaus.

The forward cancelled out Claudio Marchisio's opener before Mario Balotelli netted the winning goal for the Azzurri at the start of the second half.

"Everybody is working extremely hard. Everybody is pushing themselves to their limits," Sturridge is quoted as saying by Sky Sports News. "I'm pushing myself to my limits and I've got a dead leg now but I'm trying to get over that for the next game."

Sturridge's goal against Italy took his England tally to five goals in 13 appearances.

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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