Italy Vs Costa Rica Live Match 20th June, 2014 Highlights Videos
Italy and Costa Rica are set to go head-t0-head in a World Cup 2014 Group D match on Friday, June 20. Costa Rica entered the World Cup ranked 28th and was expected to be the doormat squad in Group D alongside three former champions that have accounted for seven titles between them — four for Italy (1934, 1938, 1982, 2006), two for Uruguay (1930, 1950) and one for England (1966). All players are in full of form. They also have a ability to change a game in a moment. Costa Rica’s win against Uruguay upset all the equations in the group. It proves once again that football is not played on paper. Its 3-1 win against the South American team was the first major shock in the tournament. It did what nobody imagined. The “Group of Death” has become even more lethal. Despite conceding a penalty and trailing 0-1, it came back heavily in the second half. Joel Campbell, Óscar Duarte and Marco Ureña scored one after another. Now it has Italy to face. Expect the unexpected.
On the other hand Italy former world champions are also in full of form. Italy coach Cesare Prandelli will also probably make a change in defense, with Giorgio Chiellini moving over from left back to take over for Gabriel Peletta in the center and Ignazio Abate coming on at fullback. It’s only the second meeting between Italy and Costa Rica, with the Azzurri having won a friendly 1-0 before the 1994 World Cup. But helped by Costa Rica’s performance against Uruguay, Italy is studying its next opponent attentively. It will be a very tough match between both teams. Both of teams try to work hard to win this match. Now let’s see who will win this match and qualify for further rounds. For more FIFA World Cup 2014 updates please visit our website LahoriMela.com
Match: Italy Vs Costa Rica
Date: 20th June, 2014
Time: 16:00 GMT | 13:00 PKT
Venue: Arena Pernambuco at Recife
Italy Vs Costa Rica Squads are:
Gianluigi Buffon, Mattia De Sciglio, Giorgio Chiellini, Matteo Darmian, Thiago Motta, Antonio Candreva, Iganzio Abate, Claudio Marchsio, Mario Balotelli, Antonio Cassano, Alessio Cerci, Salvatore Sirigu, Mattia Perin, Alberto Aquilani, Andrea Barzagli, Daniel De Rossi,, Leonardo Bonucci, Gabriel Paletta, Andrea Pirlo, Lorenzo Insigne, Marco Verratti.
Keylor Navas, Patrick Pemberton, Daniel Cambronero, Johnny Acosta, Giancarlo Gonzalez, Michael Umana, Oscar Duarte, Waylon Frrancis, Heiner Mora, Junior Diaz, Christian Gamboa, Roy Miller, Celso Borges, Christian Bolanos, Esteban Granados, Michael Barrantes, Yeltsin Tejeda, Diego Calvo, Jose Miguel Cubero, Bryan Ruiz, Joel Campbell, Randall Brenes, Marco Urena.