A draw is enough for Italy to qualify as they have a superior goal difference to Uruguay.
The Uruguayans need to win to reach the knock-out stages. Either winning team could top the group if England beat Costa Rica, depending on goal difference.
Italy v Uruguay stats
Italy have lost just 3 of 19 World Cup games against South American teams – including the 1970 final against Brazil.This will be Uruguay's 50th World Cup game (W19, D12, L18)Uruguay have met Italy twice in the World Cup drawing 0-0 in 1970 and losing 0-2 in 1990.Uruguay have missed out on the World Cup knockout stages only three times in 11 previous attempts. The last time was back in 2002.Uruguay's win over England ended a run of 15 World Cup games in which they had failed to beat a European
Italians and England fans will be cheering for an Italian win which is a statistical likelihood.
England just need a decent win against Costa Rica and for Italy to win this game and against Uruguay to go through to the next round. We find this a perfectly reasonable scenario and worth a punt at the bookies.
Italy and Costa Rica's have never before met in the World CupCosta Rica have scored in each of their 6 World Cup games against teams from Europe.Italy have scored in their last 15 World Cup game, the best current run of any side.Other than Mexico and the USA, no CONCACAF team has ever won consecutive games at the World Cup.
Head to Head games
11/06/94 Costa Rica v Italy 0-1 (International)
England v Italy stats
The only previous World Cup meeting was the 1990 3rd place play-off: Italy won 2-1
England won the last encounter 2-1 in August 2012
England have lost only 1 of 15 matches played abroad under Hodgson (W6, D8)
England have scored all eight World Cup penalties they have been awarded (excl penalty shoot-outs)
England have only lost 2 of their last 16 World Cup games (W7, D7), excluding penalty shoot-outs
Wayne Rooney has failed to score in 594 minutes of World Cup football for England
Luke Shaw is the youngest player at the World Cup apart from Cameroon's Fabrice Olinga
Since 3 July 1998 against France, Italy have scored in every one of their last 14 games at the World Cup (the best current run)
7 of Italy's last
Updated 14th June 2014 at 12:55 PM by 11v11
The Team Base Camps for all 32 teams to have qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil were announcedhttp://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/newsid=2267880/ on Friday.
Here is the complete list:
Belgium: Mogi das Cruzes
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Guaruja
Chile: Belo Horizonte
Cote Ivoire: Aguas de Lindoia
Costa Rica: Santos
Croatia: Mata de Sao Joao
England: Rio de Janeiro
France: Ribeirao Preto
Germany: Santa Cruz Cabralia
Honduras: Porto Feliz