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England World Cup media talk 17/06/14

17 June 2014

By Rhys Griffiths

Here are a selection of Tuesday 17th June's big stories from the media covering the England team as they prepare for their second game of the World Cup, against Uruguay on Thursday.

Sturridge: I'll do anything to win (BBC)

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has said he will '"do anything" to help England overcome Uruguay in their crunch Group D clash on Thursday, the BBC reports.

Sturridge grabbed the only goal for England in their weekend defeat against Italy, and the 24-year-old is clearly pumped up for the match against the reigning Copa America champions. He said: "I'm prepared to do anything to win this next game. It's do or die. It's a World Cup."

Suarez says he's ready to face England (The Guardian)

Luis Suarez has said he is 100% fit to face England in Sao Paulo and he plans to use his knowledge of the English game to his advantage, the Guardian reports.

The Liverpool star has recovered from a knee injury in time to face England after sitting out Uruguay's opener against Costa Rica. "I know all the players in the England team, either as team-mates at Liverpool or as rivals at other clubs in the Premier League," he said. "They have defensive weaknesses that we can exploit but I'm not going to tell the media how we will do so."

Sturridge: Gary Lewin 'stole my moment' (The Independent)

England goalscorer Daniel Sturridge has joked that physio Gary Lewin "stole his moment" when he injured himself in the celebrations following the Liverpool man's goal, the Independent reports.

Wishing the Three Lions physio a swift recovery from his ankle injury, Sturridge jokes: "I saw Gary Lewin was down, and I was like: 'What's going on here? He's stolen my moment! I'm trying to do my thing and he's lying down on the floor injured'."

These stories have been selected from a variety of today's media sources and they do not represent the views of The Football League.

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