England and Uruguay will face each other in a vital Group D match for both teams. Uruguay was defeated by Costa Rica while England received the same treatment from Italy.
For England to win this match and advance from this group there must be drastic changes in its psychological and physical aspects. Since the match will be celebrated in Sao Paulo, the climate may help England.
While England has a coherent team, it must reinforce its defense and midfield. Joe Hart, Adam Lallana, Danny Welbeck, Wayne Rooney, and others must be ready for a possible [and lethal] combination of Luis Suarez with Edinson Cavani or Diego Forlan.
Suarez has the advantage of playing for Liverpool and has experience with Premier League [EPL] football. According to ESPN-FC, he is known to be versatile yet dangerous in scoring when working from a long range level.
His record within the last EPL season was 31 goals, 12 assists, and 181 shots within 33 matches. He will attempt to use this experience to Uruguay’s advantage.
Edinson Cavani is a powerhouse according to reports from ESPN-FC. He is powerful with the agility to possess the ball and can score with ease.
Cavani’s record in the 2013/14 French Ligue 1 was 16 goals, two assists, and 96 shots within 30 matches. His weakness was inherent in the match against Costa Rica in the lack of coordinating a pass with a finish.
This was noticed in spite of Cavani scoring the only goal for his country in this match. Regardless, Cavani must not be underestimated by the English team.
Diego Forlan is agile and can score within the goal area but tends to do the opposite out of it. His record during the previous season was 13 goals, four assists, and 78 shots within 32 matches.
The referee for the match will be Carlos Velasco Carballo. According to The Guardian, Velasco-Carballo sent off Bastian Schweinsteiger during last April’s match between Manchester United and Bayern Munich.
This incident occurred after a supposedly controversial dive by Rooney. While it is not expected to be a problem in this match, England must be careful with referees that make controversial calls.
Be careful since Goal Line Technology may have defects as well. Overall, England has an opportunity to win this match and must take seize the moment.
The alternative would result in England cutting short its trip to Brazil.