World Cup Team News - England v Uruguay

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Roy Hodgson named an unchanged side for England’s crunch Group D clash in Sao Paulo, where opponents Uruguay were able to call on Luis Suarez for the first time at this World Cup.

Despite the opening day defeat to Italy, the Three Lions boss chose the same team that impressed in Manaus, which includes former Sheffield United players, Dronfield’s Gary Cahill and ex-Blades skipper Phil Jagielka.

Wayne Rooney is reportedly set to play as number 10 with Danny Welbeck moving to the left flank and Raheem Sterling wide right.

The big news for Uruguay was that Suarez was able to start at Arena Corinthians after undergoing knee surgery last month, replacing Diego Forlan in one of five changes made by Oscar Tabarez to the side defeated by Costa Rica.

England team to face Uruguay in World Cup Group D match: Hart, Johnson, Jagielka, Cahill, Baines, Gerrard, Henderson, Welbeck, Sterling, Rooney, Sturridge.