Sturridge and Candreva both have the highest rate of 7.6, so clearly one of them was gonna be chosen as Man Of The Match, but why Sturridge? I mean, in case of a tie between two players, rewarding the player of the winning team isn't the most reasonable thing to do?
@TheoC They only seem to have the same rating because the number is rounded on 1 decimal.
@Ivannnnn Ok, I hope it's true but I'm gonna trust you: that's the explanation I was looking for. Thank you.
@TheoC on the player statistics page, Sturridge had a 7.64, while Candreva had a 7.57. Both rounded up/down, but Sturridge's marginally higher.
Rooney 6.9 - Pirlo 7.0.
What a joke.
@El_Duderino Rooney got an assist, Pirlo didn't.
remove Henderson, Gerrard, Welbeck --> profit
@Nemeth After hat game you're honestly suggesting dropping Henderson and Welbeck? You're clueless.
it was a great match !!
my god pirlo what a free kick!!!
I keep seeing comments about players rating... do you guys even know how is calculated this rating? it's based on a statistical algorithm NOT on a subjective opinion.. We all watch the match. We just come here to see something different, not the opinion that we've already formed during the match.
@alexxx_avr i don't believe that, just look how "strangely" Messis rating change during the Barca matches...(and the betting on top rated players also exist, for me conclusion is clear). Nevertheless, its still awesome rating system
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6.5 for Darmian? did i watch the wrong match?
How does Sturridge ends up Man of the Match? Didn't like half of the Italian team perform, defended, tackled, passed and scored more than the English team?
@Miike Rooney worst player? You do realise that Stevie G did start for us last night didn't you?
Has anyone mentioned England had low efficiency yet?
@mcyeoh92 Everyone report this clown.
@mcyeoh92 I have only commented on the game. You, DelJuve and others are the ones that can't discuss things in a civil manner. This site would be more popular if people like you and the others weren't here making stupid comments. Also if other idiots didn't instantly down-vote people they didn't agree with and instead understand difference of opinion exists. Someone coming here for the first time must see the comment section, think the site is a joke with no moderators and never return. I don't care at all that England lost. I've made a comment that Sterling completed no crosses and another about bringing on Lambert. Italy deserved to win the game. You need to grow up and get removed from the site.
England should have brought on Lambert. He could have scored or created an equaliser. Especially with Italy inviting crosses into the box.
@RelentlessPressure We had no one to aim at or hold the play up. I can't believe he didn't come on.
Zzzz boring boring Italy... 10 men behind the ball defending from 50mins onwards. Zzzzz
why is Sterling only rated 6.7 when he was the only one carrying the whole English team, while Rooney was dogsh*te and receives the second best rating?!
@Adriatic All that dribbling for 0/7 crosses completed and just one key pass. That's why.
@Adriatic Rooney is just woeful for England in major competitions. Sturridge already has more world cup goals than rooney and he's only played one game. How many games has Rooney played in world cups... like 12? He's just a waste of space. I totally agree btw, Sterling was way better than Rooney - whoscored rating system making no sense as usual.
@Adriatic Sterling's good on the eye but has zero end product.
I thought this game was so boring
@flyindream I hope you're a troll, there were plenty of attempts in this game from both teams, that's enough for me to call it a very NOT boring game. Mourinho has said it's been the best game of the World Cup as of now.
@flyindream - All Italy games are boring. The only interesting Italian games are the ones you play on Fifa 98.
@mcyeoh92 no need for the racist comments, mate.
England were so poor in the second half
@rhysdesmond47 Italy shut us out, we couldn't play, they made it impossible for us.
See I told u it's gonna be 2-1. Well done Italy.
Ilaly ugly and boring as hell, but in front.
@neumi17 lol butthurt english fan
@Thewhiteboi72. Why ? Italy was very boring or do think they showed an exciting, energetic and creativ game?
Why is Buffon not playing? Bonucci should start ahead of Paletta. I would prefer Abate's pace instead of Darmian for this English game...
@TheRedCard I don't get all these thumbs down. Buffon is injured. I agree on Bonucci, as much as I think he sucks as a central defender, I also think that anyone would have been a better choice than Paletta, and not only for mere technical reasons... I don't agree on Abate, his pace is the only good thing about him, Darmian has showed he's much better than him.
go barkley go!
Great game now
Good lord Palletta needs to be benched for the rest of the tournament. He's gonna lose Italy the game at this rate.
that curling chip shot from Balotelli was amazing
Hahaha vi state mangiando una Bella merda ah??
Very easy >2 bet kids
England tries to copy german style a bit.
Its time for wilshere to add more pace
@sun. But pace is not needed, its penetration and control.
Wilshere and Cassano should come in. Insigne May as well to boost Italy attack.
@abir7524 are you stupid insigne? I prefer palladino
It's gonna be 2-1
I love football when i see that
oh my mario
Since the equalizer both teams have been playing better.
I am no english Fan, I don't t like either, but England plays better and is more entertaining so far.
Verratti with 98% pass accuracy. Thats amazing
@rhysdesmond47 he's useless at all. Only easy and banal passes.
@rhysdesmond47. who cares ? He only plays safe balls
@mcyeoh92 exactly! Hes played well so far! Hope he can keep it up!
@professionalanalyst 2-1 for italy ;)
Yes, very good goal for England
@SargentBoston lol what???
@Villa You were sayin' something?
What a joke ....ha, ha
Italy is totally without any clue what to do. Only posession, but no creativity and combinations.
England plays very well, not like a typically english team ...
Italy sucks ...
I can't believe Pirlo is still playing, He looked allready old ten years ago. He must be 47 ort something ...
What happened to that tall guy he sucked
England will win, they simply have too many Liverpool players not to.
@Ivannnnn Just like they won all those trophies last season.
Italy sucks and so does England so both teams suck and it'll suck.
No Lallana? Woooooooow
@rhysdesmond47 I think Hodgson went for speed with Sterling and Welbeck. Would like to see Lallana come in, he's not worse than Welbeck for sure.
off in that position?ENGLAND TEAM:Hart; Johnson, Cahill, Jagielka, Baines; Gerrard, Henderson; Sterling, Rooney, Welbeck; Sturridge
england 2-1 italy
Stupid tactic and lineup for Italy. First change will be cassano in and a midfielder out, to finally find the right balance and effectiveness. Until that moment Italy will play bad, you'll see... Maybe England will still not score, but neither Italy.
So I predict a 1-1 or a 0-1.
Italy are generally slow starters - although I still favour them to win by a goal. Pirlo,Veratti,Marchisio,De Rossi - a very capable midfield. I waiting to watch how the much touted adverse conditions in Manaus bear out on players.
italy 3-1 England
Let the game begin am sure Super Mario will rise to the occasion TeamItaly Italy 2-1England Bt am also Supporting my man Garry Cahill to shine.
Italy 4-0 England +/- one goal
im not supporting England but this is what Roy Hodgson should pick: Hart, Johnson (nobody to replace him) Jagielka, Cahil, Bainess, Gerrard, Henderson, Sterling, Barkley, Lallana, Sturridge. Rooney and Welbeck will be a mistake to start!
@albgunn You are mistake
@albgunn I beg to differ Rooney Should Start the guy is a fighter something these youngsters Lack.
so much focus on Pirlo, nobody from the England camp knows who Veratti is, lol, he is the one that plays alongside Ibrahimovic at PSG and is a regular for the French Champions, very much a young Pirlo, Danny Welbeck to nullify Pirlo..? football is played with brains these days, Pirlo has got too many for Welbeck!
@albgunn you expect english supporters to know about players outside epl :p, you are asking too much, 'init' :p :p
Veratti is a perfect number 10, im not sure about the score prediction, Italy's midfield is powerful, Pirlo, Marchisio, De Rossi and Veratti, Diamond. hence their strikers are all sharp shooters, Cerchi, Immobile and Balo will score if not sniffed out, even thoough England have one of their own in Sturridge. Welbeck before Sterling must be the mistake of the tournament. good luck!
@albgunn verratti is not a n10
@albgunn don't think Veratti is a no.10. He's more like Pirlo, playmaker from behind.
Sqiglio won't play, darmian maybe?
Cerci ? maybe Immobile !
Sterling has to start
barkley must in starting lineup (amc)
@fafaq No way José not 1v1 against Pirlo. Welbeck seems a sensible move, but England have to make sure they don't focus too much on Pirlo and neglect the other threats. After all, Italy have a very strong side.
@ronaldinyo Italy has a strong side, but they lack a proper formation, a proper structure...3 man defense or 4?? and with Montolivo out...more questions are remaining unanswered...I am highly unsure about today's game.
England, however they maybe can come up good.
I feel that Balo come back..
Im thinking italy are going to win it 2-1. England will put up a good fight, but the creative midfield of Italy will be too much for them.
@XeneizeRuloso I'll put my money on 0-0 draw, and England might keep a clean sheet but still be going home after the group stage, three 0-0 games, haha
Be bold and start Cerci and Immobile up front, they are magic together.
1-1. Baloteli & Wilshere to score
3-0 for Azzurri :D
Take out Rooney!
Game will end 2-2. With Rooney and Lallanam goals, and two by Balotelli. Welbeck will not start
with more than 30C and 50% humidity i would be really surprised to see this guys running like they usually do after 65 minutes...
Boring draw. I saw a photo of the pitch condition in Manaus... maximum 1:1, I fully agree with the predictions of whoscored. Sturridge & Balotelli.
I think it will be England 0-1 Italy. I like the English team but Italy is much better
1-1, Quite optimistic whoscored, can't see us tying them unless our defense can hold out their dominance
If Azzurri can cope well with England's threats on the flanks, then their chances of getting a victory will increase dramatically. Forza Italia!!!
England England England
welbeck seriously ????
hope that Italy will play on 4 defenders
@la_Roma_di_Dave they will... de sciglio and darmian probably...
I would think Sterling will start
come on england
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