Italy fought a very hard battle in the Amazon. It must have been crazy hot there. Italy were without goalkeeper and leader Gianluigi Buffon who was out with an ankle injury. But even with their loss they came out quite strong and Claudio Marchisio scored in the 35th minute. Two minutes later Daniel Sturridge equalized off a great cross from Wayne Rooney. Then in the 50th minute Mario Balotelli netted to destroy England’s hopes of beating them. It was a great game and both teams played really well, but there can be only one winner and that winner was Italy.