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England manager Roy Hodgson has “great confidence” his side can qualify for the last 16 of the World Cup despite losing 2-1 to Italy in Manaus.
Daniel Sturridge cancelled out Claudio Marchisio’s opener for Italy, but Mario Balotelli gave the Azzurri victory.
“It was undoubtedly the best I have seen us play, as a team, in my time with them,” said Hodgson.
“It’s tough to accept we lost. But I’ve got great confidence we can do well enough in the next games to qualify.”
England face Uruguay on Thursday before concluding their Group D campaign against Costa Rica on Tuesday, 24 June.
Hodgson said there was a “good chance” England would get the results they needed if they reproduced the same level of performance in those remaining games, while opposite number Cesare Prandelli described them as “one of the strongest teams in the World Cup”.