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From the Lion's Den: June 13th

It's Friday the 13th, stay indoors and catch up on the latest news from England's camp.

Richard Heathcote
Pitch perfect?

Far from it, with last minute works still being undertaken to improve the condition of the pitch. Other than that, several facilities within the stadium are also work is not yet complete.

Rooney hopes to emulate SAS partnership

Wayne Rooney has spoken that he wish to play the Luis Suarez role in his partnership with Daniel Sturridge for the England national team.

Just as long as you doesn't bite anybody Roo.

Welbeck declares self fit

Danny Welbeck is expected to take part in the final training before England's opening fixture against Italy, with the forward confident of his participation in the game.

Balotelli the danger man

Joe Hart and Gary Cahill has singled out Mario Balotelli as Italy's man to watch, citing his "unpredictability":

"Mario is an unpredictable player. I have played against him when he has done well, I have played against him when he has been brought off after 60 minutes." - Gary Cahill

"You just never know with him" - Joe Hart

Let's just hope it his Mr. Hyde persona that appears in Manaus.

Sciglio out against England

Italy's defender, Mattia De Sciglio will miss Italy's match against England with a muscle strain in his left thigh.

Kuipers to referee England vs Italy

Bjorn Kuipers of Netherlands will be the referee for the rumble in the jungle. The Dutchman was in charge of the 2013 Confederations Cup final and last season's Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.