England draw Uruguay, Italy and Costa Rica in World Cup

The FIFA World Cup Trophy during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Draw at the Costa Do Sauipe, Bahia, Brazil.

The FIFA World Cup Trophy during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Draw at the Costa Do Sauipe, Bahia, Brazil.

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ENGLAND have been handed a tough World Cup group next summer with Uruguay, Italy and Costa Rica.

Their first game is against Italy on Sunday, June 15, at 2am GMT in the jungle city of Manaus before they head to Sao Paulo to face Uruguay on Thursday, June 19, at 8pm and minnows Costa Rica in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday, June 24, at 5pm.

Further will appear in your Hartlepool Mail tomorrow.

The full draw is:

GROUP A Brazil, Croatia, Mexico, Cameroon

GROUP B Spain, Holland, Chile, Australia

GROUP C Colombia, Greece, Ivory Coast, Japan

GROUP D Uruguay, Costa Rica, England, Italy

GROUP E Switzerland, Ecuador, France, Honduras

GROUP F Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iran, Nigeria

GROUP G Germany, Portugal, Ghana, USA

GROUP H Belgium, Algeria, Russia, S Korea

Do you live in Hartlepool or East Durham and are from the one of the three countries England are facing next summer?

Email us your contact details at mail.news@northeast-press.co.uk and we will give you a ring back over the weekend.