Italy v Costa Rica

by Timothy Masters

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Italy take on Costa Rica on Friday 19th June, 2014, with kickoff at 17:00. This match is currently being shown LIVE on BBC1.

The leaders of Group D meet this evening in a game that the winner may well look back on as the one that got them into round two. Costa Rica were a lot more surprised to beat Uruguay than Italy were about their win over England, but it has given the theoretical minnows of the group a great chance of making it out of a situation many had considered a bit too much for them.

If Italy lose it will represent a huge shock, but with the state of play in the group overall it might be hard for the teams to commit to attack.

Italy v Costa Rica is LIVE on BBC1.