Group D Matchup in Sao Paulo

England vs. Uruguay: Lots of Questions, and Lots at Stake


England and Uruguay face off in March 2006.

Unlike Colombia and Cote d’Ivoire, who had never played each other before today, England and Uruguay do have a football history. However, it’s a old one – while Uruguay beaten England in their two previous World Cup meetings, they were in 1954 and 1966. The last time the two teams played in a friendly, England won. But that was in 2006, and today, only four Uruguay players from that match are still on the team. Both teams hopes of getting out of group play are on the line; a loss for either team, and it’s unlikely they’ll leave Group D. The match kicks off at 3 PM ET (7 PM UTC).

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