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World Cup 2014 Matchday: Italy v Costa Rica

A win on match day two will help seal Italy's Golden Ticket!

Claudio Villa

Costa Rica was a surprise against Uruguay. They shouldn't be taken lightly and while Prandelli may look to rest some of the players who did the most running, say Darmian or Candreva, it would be prudent to secure the six points.  Will we see Abate or DeScilgio? Abate maybe, but the injury to DeSciglio has not seemed to improve in the hot humid conditions of Brazil.  One injury that has improved, Gigi Buffon, but I can't help but feel Sirigu earned another match in the sticks with his performance against England.

The bigger match will be England and a "caged-animal" esque Uruguay who will be in a must win situation...