Gary Cahill seem to be now comfortable with his fitness as far as the 2014 FIFA World Cup is concerned. Cahill suffered a blood clot and later on had his jaw broken.
During the 2010 FIFA World Cup that was held in South Africa, Cahill had his opportunity to play extinguished after suffering a blood clot in the upper part of his chest. Two years later, the 28 years old secured a place in the England squad for the 2012 UEFA EURO tournament but later had his jaw fractured during a friendly match against Belgium.
The superstar was part of the team that played Honduras on Saturday in England’s final warm up match before heading to Brazil. Cahill now feels totally fit and special in readiness for the summer tournament.
This being his first international tournament, Cahill admits that he is much excited than ever before. The past injuries had made Cahill have a feeling that the major international tournaments were not at all meant for him.
He says that also after being named in England’s final 23 man squad for the world cup, Cahill feels very much important. Cahill is also part of the starting centre back in their opening match against Italy on 14th June in Manaus and he will play alongside Phil Jagielka.
Italy have won a total of 4 world cup titles and hence it won’t be an easy task for England under the leadership of Roy Hodgson to sail through the group stages.
Mario Balotelli, the former player of Manchester City will be leading the attacking side of Italy at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Balotelli is that player who can turn tables upside down. This is the fact that Cahill admits.
Cahill says that Balotelli has the potential to strengthen the attacking line of Italy. Cahill adds that Balotelli is a player who is very fantastic and terms it as a very good luck to him.