Manaus: England captain Steven Gerrard is confident that England can still progress to the World Cup knockout phase despite a 2-1 loss to Italy here.
Mario Balotelli scored the winner for the Azzurri after Daniel Sturridge had cancelled out Claudio Marchisio's opener at the Arena Amazonia stadium, Xinhua reported Sunday.
But Gerrard insists the team can survive beyond the group stage in Brazil. "We've got to play two good games now," the Liverpool midfielder said. "The first plan was to get out of the group and we're under pressure now because we've lost the first game. But if we play like we did tonight we can get six points and come out of this group."