Second important match for Prandelli’s guys that tonight are facing the surprising Costa Rica. Italy and Costa Rica are meeting for the first time in the World Cup. However, Italy have to be very careful, because Costa Rica have always scored in the six previous matches against European opponents in the World Cup.
Another factor that could alarm Cesare Prandelli and the Italian supporters is that in the last three editions of the World Cup Italy have never won the second game of the group stage.
ITALY(4-1-4-1): Buffon; Abate, Bonucci, Chiellini, Darmian; De Rossi; Candreva, Pirlo, Thiago Motta, Marchisio; Balotelli.
COSTA RICA (5-4-1): Navas; Gamboa, Acosta, Gonzalez G., Umana, Diaz; Ruiz, Borges, Tejeda, Bolanos; Campbell.