#WorldCup: Italy vs Costa Rica Match Preview

#WorldCup: Italy vs Costa Rica Match Preview

By Sports Reporter on June 20, 2014

DATE: June, 20, 2014

TIME: 17:00 BST

VENUE: Arena Pernambuco, Recife


ITALY:  Sirigu; Darmian, Chiellini, Barzagli, Paletta; De Rossi, Pirlo, Marchisio; Candreva, Verratti; Balotelli.

COSTA RICA:  Navas; Gamboa, Umana, Gonzalez, Duarte, Diaz; Borges, Tejeda; Bolanos, Ruiz; Campbell.

Italy pair Gianluigi Buffon and Mattia De Sciglio are back in training but a late decision will be made on their availability.

Andrea Barzagli and Daniele De Rossi picked up minor knocks earlier in the week and will be assessed.

Costa Rica looks set to continue with the 5-4-1 formation that served them so well in a 3-1 win over Uruguay.

Joel Campbell is again expected to lead the line, with Bryan Ruiz breaking from an advanced right position.


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