A draw is good enough for Italy to qualify as they have a superior goal different to Uruguay. The Uruguayans need to win to reach the knock-out stages.
Italy have managed just two wins in nine previous attempts against Uruguay (incl. 1980 Copo d’Oro, D4 L3).
Uruguay last faced Italy in the 2013 Confederations Cup; they were beaten for the third place, by way of a penalty shootout.
Italy have lost only three of their 19 World Cup games against South American opposition - round 1 game against Chile in 1962, the 1970 final and the 1978 third place game against Brazil.
Uruguay have faced Italy twice in the FIFA World Cup; they failed to score in both matches (D1 L1).
Uruguay’s third group game against Italy will be their 50th at the World Cup.
Italy have been caught offside 18 times in their opening two group games; twice as many times as Uruguay (9).
Uruguay have scored three goals from just five shots on target so far.
Luis Suarez has netted five times in his seven World Cup appearances.
Edinson Cavani has played a hand in three of Uruguay’s last five goals at the World Cup (two goals and one assist).
Mario Balotelli (6) and Antonio Candreva (4) have had 50% of Italy’s shots on goal so far (20; excluded blocked).
Daniele De Rossi has attempted 212 passes for Italy so far in the World Cup.