Wayne Rooney of England falls on the ground during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

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Wayne Rooney may have scored his first World Cup goal for England but found himself firmly in the shade of Uruguay’s Luis Suarez. Photograph: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters 1:42

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Four men armed with knives made their way into the northwest London home of former England international and ITV soccer pundit Ian Wright, and held his wife and children before making off with personal possessions. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

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England’s Leighton Baines was left badly exposed at times against Italy in England’s opening World Cup Group D game in Manaus. Photograph: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

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Italy’s Mario Balotelli (left) scores the winner against England  at the Amazonia Arena in Manaus. Photograph: Andres Stapff / Reuters

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England’s Daniel Sturridge (right) scores a goal during their international friendly soccer match against Peru at Wembley Stadium in London. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

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Edin Dzeko  scores  Manchester City’s  second goal during the  Premier League match against Everton  at Goodison Park. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez: “There is not even a question mark about us.”  Photograph:  Chris Ison/PA Wire.

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 Everton’s Sylvain Distin marshalls Marouane Chamakh of Crystal Palace during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Crystal Palace at Goodison Park. Photograph:   Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

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