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Italy vs Costa Rica: World Cup 2014 match preview

World Cup Group A game between Italy vs Costa Rica at Arena Pernambuco, Recife on Friday, June 20, 2014, kick-off 17.00 (BST)

Betting: Italy 1-2, Costa Rica 6-1, Draw 3-1.
Stat of the game: Costa Rica have never won two consecutive games at the World Cup, but they have scored in all six of their World Cup games against teams from Europe.
World Cup 2014 Italy vs Costa Rica - Arena Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil
June 20, 2014, kick-off 17.00 Group stage - Group A and can be seen directly from the football predictions site under tab sport live streaming. Facts

  • This is Italy and Costa Rica's first World Cup encounter.
  • Their only previous meeting was in a friendly on 11 June 1994 at New Haven in the United States before that year's World Cup. Italy won 1-0 thanks to a goal by Giuseppe Signori.
  • Costa Rica have scored in each of their six World Cup games against teams from the UEFA confederation.
  • Italy's pass completion of 93% vs England is the highest rate ever recorded in a World Cup game (1966-2014).
  • Italy have scored in their last 15 World Cup games, a record run for them and the best current run of any side.
  • Andrea Pirlo made 108 passes in Italy's first game but 59 of them were in his own half.
  • Other than Mexico and the USA, no CONCACAF team has ever won consecutive games at the World Cup.
  • Italy have not won their second game at a World Cup in any of the last three editions. (D2 L1).
  • If England and Uruguay draw then a win for either side will see them through to the Round of 16.

Match Preview

Games played: 1
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World Cup
Italy v. Costa Rica
20 Jun 12:00 - Arena Pernambuco
Games played: 1
W1 D0 L0
After missing the opening win over England, the Juventus shot-stopper is set to return to help Cesare Prandelli's men pursue a spot in the last 16


Costa Rica
ItalyDrawCosta Rica76.7%


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