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Italy striker Mario Balotelli powered home a close range header to secure a 2-1 win over England Saturday in an entertaining World Cup Group D game played amid baking heat and humidity.Claudio Marchisio had fired Italy ahead after 35 minutes in the jungle atmosphere of Manaus, where the temperature was 30 Celsius (86 Fahrenheit) at kick-off, but Daniel Sturridge quickly leveled.When the ball was played into Pirlo the veteran midfielder let it run under his boot and Marchisio had time to hammer home a 25-meter right foot shot. England recovered quickly and two minutes later a lovely pass from 19-year-old Raheem Sterling sent Wayne Rooney haring down the left and his curling cross was met by a sweet half-volley from Sturridge.First, Balotelli chipped the ball over goalkeeper Joe Hart only for Phil Jagielka to head it off the line.
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