Friday December 6 2013
Italy drawn with England & Uruguay

Italy have been drawn in Group D for next summer’s World Cup, alongside Uruguay, Costa Rica and England.

The Azzurri will kick off their campaign in Manaus on June 15 against England with kick off at 02.00 GMT.

Cesare Prandelli’s men then travel to Recife to face Costa Rica on June 20 before ending the group stages in Natal with a match versus Uruguay on June 24.

All three games will be in northern cities which are known for their heat and humidity at that time of year.

Should Italy make the Last 16, they will play one of the top two teams in Group C, which consists of Colombia, Greece, Ivory Coast and Japan.

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