Jun 24, 2014 at 5pm UK at ​Arena das Dunas, Natal
Italy
0-1
Uruguay

Balotelli (22'), De Sciglio (77')
Marchisio (59')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Godin (81')
Rios (46'), Muslera (90')

Team News: Luis Suarez keeps place in Uruguay side

Luis Suarez once again partners Edinson Cavani in attack as Uruguay take on Italy in Natal.

Luis Suarez will start for Uruguay in their final World Cup group encounter against Italy in Natal this afternoon.

The Liverpool striker had been struggling with a knee complaint that required surgery, but he returned to score both goals in a 2-1 win over England last time out.

Following on from that encounter, he's proved his fitness again and will feature in tandem with Edinson Cavani in the South American side's attack.

Elsewhere, captain Diego Lugano has not recovered from a knee complaint in time, which in turn has handed another opportunity to young centre-back Jose Maria Gimenez.

Italy have made three changes from the side that lost to Costa Rica as Ciro Immobile, Mattia De Sciglio and Marco Verratti all come into the starting XI.

Uruguay: Muslera; Caceres, Gimenez, Godin, A Pereira; Gonzalez, Arevalo Rios, C Rodriguez, Lodeiro; Cavani, Suarez

Members of the Uruguay national team pose prior to a Group D football match between Italy and Uruguay at the Dunas Arena in Natal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 24, 2014© Getty Images

Italy: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini, De Sciglio, Darmian, Marchisio, Pirlo, Verratti, Immobile, Balotelli

Italy players pose for a team photo prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Italy and Uruguay at Estadio das Dunas on June 24, 2014© Getty Images

Uruguay's midfielder Cristian Rodriguez (L) vies with England's midfielder Raheem Sterling (R) during a Group D football match on June 19, 2014
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