Attack is the gameplan
Roy Hodgson will set his team to attack Uruguay in order to avoid an early exit from the group stage. The 67-year old said that England will stick to the formula they've used against Italy:
"We're not going to put any of our weapons down."
"Any weapon we've got we are going to try to use."
Gerrard issues warning for England
Skipper Steven Gerrard issued a warning for his fellow teammates that they will be facing "a terrible, long, frustrating summer" if they failed to get a positive results against Uruguay:
"There is no hiding place for a player when you go out of a tournament earlier than you expect."
"A lot of people know that in the dressing room but there are a few young lads in there too, so it was important for them to realise what is at stake and how important this game is."
Massive game is all or nothing - Lallana
Adam Lallana ads further spice into the game by saying that its an "all-or-nothing" for England. He also admit that England need the win and are confident of getting the right result.
Friend or Foe?
Teammates in Liverpool, Gerrard and Luis Suárez is set to do battle tomorrow, here's what Gerrard had to say regarding the Uruguayan striker:
SG: I am friends with Luis Suarez, we have had banter, had communications, but I will not talk to him tomorrow #ENG— England (@england) June 18, 2014
Ox to miss Uruguay match
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will not be available against Uruguay despite having returned to training. According to Hodgson:
RH: @Alex_OxChambo is not in contention for tomorrow but he will take part in the next full session. We could have risked him, but won't.— England (@england) June 18, 2014
Diego Lugano, Uruguay's captain and centre back, will also miss the match due to a knee injury.
England vs Uruguay (Arena de Sao Paulo)
Kickoff: 20.00 BST
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