The 24th match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup that is underway will have Italy clash with Costa Rica. The match is scheduled on 20th June at Arena Pernambuco, a stadium located in Recife city. The game will officially kickoff at 12.00 pm Easter Time. Watch Italy vs Costa Rica Group D match live stream online.
Both the two team won their opening matches of the summer tournament and will be looking upon this match as far as proceeding to the next level is taken into consideration.
With the two teams having each 3 points in store, this will be an opportunity to widen the gap and secure a place in the round 16 group. Italy is among the favorite team of the summer tournament and will put all its effort in this match. This is a must watch game.
MATCH PREVIEW: When Italy played England in their first match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, it secured victory. This is a good start for the Italian team. It was a very difficult match and hence after such a win, Italy will be fighting for victory that will give them a ticket to the next level.
The group of Death has got big teams and therefore they will all be fighting for the top two slots of the table. Italy for sure have their morale boosted after that win. The players that Italy have are of high quality and will be used as the greatest weapon against Costa Rica.
I am very sure that Italy won’t accept to be humiliated the way Uruguay was a few days ago. They will do all they can to make sure that they defeat the team that comes from Central America.
Costa Rica on the other side still have the winning spirit from their previous opening match against one of the favorite teams, Uruguay. In this match Costa Rica proved that football is not that game that should only be played on paper.
This was a major win that the team has ever recorded and will be using this as their building block to the higher levels of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Nobody had imagined that the Central America based team will showcase the best of their skills against a very big team.
It is time for the fans and other football supporter be aware that Costa Rica may pull another surprise come 20th June. Although it will be a hard undertaking, Costa Rica will do their best.
BEST PLAYERS OF THE MATCH: Italy will have to rely more on the skills of Mario Balotelli who besides having good playing skills is one of the world’s finest and quality player. During their clash with England, he netted once for his team and helped them secure the first victory at the world cup. Claudio Marchisio is another player who will play a key role in this match.
Marco Urena, Joel Campbell and Oscar Duarte are the trio players who will be playing a crucial role in their match against Italy. When the three players work together, they will produce perfect results for the team.
HEAD TO HEAD: Italy and Costa Rica have faced each other once over the previous years. Italy won the match they played against each other. This will be their second time of meeting.
MATCH PREDICTION: Costa Rica may not have that opportunity to shock the world as it did in their opening match. They will however score. At the 90th minute, the score line will be 3-1 in favor of Italy.