• England have only won two of their last 11 internationals against Italy (D3 L6), losing to them on penalties in the quarter-finals of Euro 2012.
  • The one previous World Cup meeting between these two former winners came in the third place play-off in 1990; Italy won 2-1.
  • England have only lost two of their last 16 World Cup games (W7 D7, including two penalty shoot-out defeats).
  • Excluding shootouts, England have scored all eight World Cup penalties.
  • Frank Lampard has had more shots without scoring than any other player at World Cups since 1966 (39 shots, no goals).
  • Wayne Rooney has not scored a goal in 594 minutes of World Cup football for the Three Lions.
  • England talisman Rooney has scored in all six competitive games since Euro 2012, however (seven goals).
  • Italy have scored in each of their last 14 games at the World Cup, the longest current run. The last time they failed to score was on 3 July 1998 against France.
  • Seven of Italy's last 17 goals at the World Cup have been scored from corners (41%).
  • Italy have conceded 14 goals from outside the box at the World Cup, more than any other team since 1966.