England: One of the star-studded sides, England has always been burdened with huge expectations but failed to deliver somehow. Making their 14th World Cup appearance, England won the title way back in 1966. England Manager Roy Hodgson has high hopes with one of the most talented players in his side. With experienced players like Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard in the side along with Wayne Rooney, the Three Lions would be keen on shedding the ‘unlucky tag’ in this World Cup 2014.
Italy: The Dark Horse of the World Cup, Italy remains to be the side to watch out for in the tournament. Cesare Prandelli would like his side to win the coveted trophy for their inspiring captain Gianluigi Buffon and Andrea Pirlo, who are likely making their last world cup appearance. Four times world cup winning champions, Italy also boast of young talents like Marco Verratti and Mario Balotelli.
Total Matches Played: 24
England 8 Wins, Italy 9 Wins, 7 Draws