Italy: The Dark Horse of the World Cup, Italy remains to be the side to watch out for in the tournament. Cesare Prandelli would like his side to win the coveted trophy for their inspiring captain Gianluigi Buffon and Andrea Pirlo, who are likely making their last world cup appearance. Four times world cup winning champions, Italy also boast of young talents like Marco Verratti and Mario Balotelli.
Costa Rica: Twenty-Eighth ranked Costa Rica will be making their fourth World Cup appearance in the World Cup. Coach Jorge Luis Pinto’s side impressed during the qualification stage by conceding the lowest number of goals and fantastic home record of five out of five wins in the final phase. Bryan Ruiz, one of the best players for Costa Rica has been a main stay for the national side since 2007 and is expected to come up good for Ticos.
Total Matches Played: 1
Italy 1 Win, Costa Rica 0 Win, 0 Draw