• England are winless against Uruguay at the World Cup. They've met twice: in 1954 (Uruguay won 4-2 in the quarter-finals) and 1966 (0-0).
  • Their last encounter dates back to 1 March 2006 in a friendly at Anfield. England won 2-1 thanks to goals from Peter Crouch and Joe Cole.
  • England have scored in each of their last eight World Cup encounters with South American sides.
  • Uruguay played twice in São Paulo the last time the World Cup was held in Brazil (1950), drawing 2-2 against Spain and winning 3-2 against Sweden.
  • England recorded their highest ever World Cup pass completion rate (91%) in the opening match vs Italy (1966-2014).
  • Daniel Sturridge has scored three goals in his last four appearances for England.
  • Wayne Rooney is yet to score a World Cup goal. This will be his 10th game, if he plays.
  • Rooney created more chances than any other player in the England vs Italy game (3, including one assist).
  • Uruguay continued their run of not winning an opening group game since 1970 and they have won only once in their second game in their last six World Cup appearances.
  • Uruguay have picked up a red card in two of their last four games at the World Cup.
  • England have never conceded 2+ goals in three successive World Cup games before.