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    • 1Buffon
    • 15Barzagli
    • 4Darmian
    • 3Chiellini
    • 7Abate
    • 21Pirlo
    • 8Marchisio
    • 16De Rossi
    • 6Candreva
    • 5Motta
    • 9Balotelli
    • 1Navas
    • 4Umaña
    • 16Gamboa
    • 15Júnior Díaz
    • 6Duarte
    • 3Gonzalez
    • 17Tejeda
    • 10Ruiz
    • 7Bolaños
    • 5Borges
    • 9Campbell
    • 2Acosta
    • 11Michael Barrantes
    • 13Granados
    • 14Brenes
    • 18Pemberton
    • 23Cambronero
    • 22José Cubero
    • 8Myrie
    • 12Francis
    • 20Calvo
    • 21Ureña
    • 19Miller

    Italy

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-1-4-1
    • 1 G. Buffon
    • 15 A. Barzagli
    • 4 M. Darmian
    • 3 G. Chiellini
    • 7 I. Abate
    • 21 A. Pirlo
    • 8 C. Marchisio (Cerci ')
    • 16 D. De Rossi
    • 6 A. Candreva (Insigne ')
    • 5 T. Motta (Cassano ')
    • 9 M. Balotelli

    Costa Rica

    Starting line up
    Formation 5-4-1
    • 1 K. Navas
    • 4 M. Umaña
    • 16 C. Gamboa
    • 15 J. Díaz Campbell
    • 6 . Duarte
    • 3 G. Gonzalez
    • 17 Y. Tejeda (Cubero Loria ')
    • 10 B. Ruiz (Brenes ')
    • 7 C. Bolaños
    • 5 C. Borges
    • 9 J. Campbell (Ureña ')
    Substitutes
    • 19 L. Bonucci
    • 13 M. Perin
    • 12 S. Sirigu
    • 10 A. Cassano
    • 22 L. Insigne
    • 11 A. Cerci
    • 14 A. Aquilani
    • 17 C. Immobile
    • 20 G. Paletta
    • 2 M. De Sciglio
    • 23 M. Verratti
    • 18 M. Parolo
    Substitutes
    • 2 J. Acosta
    • 11 M. Barrantes
    • 13 E. Granados
    • 14 R. Brenes
    • 18 P. Pemberton
    • 23 D. Cambronero
    • 22 J. Cubero Loria
    • 8 D. Myrie
    • 12 W. Francis
    • 20 D. Calvo
    • 21 M. Ureña
    • 19 R. Miller

    Italy vs Costa Rica

    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.