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Gary Lineker presents live coverage as Italy take on Costa Rica in Recife. England's Group D rivals have only met once before, with the Azzurri winning a friendly 1-0 in 1994 thanks to a Giuseppe Signori goal. Current coach Cesare Prandelli has moulded an Italian side with blend of experience and youth. Veteran passing maestro Andrea Pirlo has lit up recent tournaments, while striker Mario Balotelli has the talent to be explosive on the international stage. Costa Rica are captained by Fulham's Bryan Ruiz.

The outcome of this game could be pivotal to England's chances of progression. Commentary comes from Steve Bower and Robbie Savage.

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3 hours, 5 minutes

Last on

Fri 20 Jun 2014 16:00

BBC Sport: World Cup: Italy v Costa Rica

Preview followed by live coverage of the World Cup game between Italy and Costa Rica, from the BBC Sport site.


Role Contributor
PresenterGary Lineker
CommentatorSteve Bower
CommentatorRobbie Savage
ProducerIan Finch
EditorRichard Hughes

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