Azeus, I think they'll beat England today.
Azeus, Costa Rica need a point to top the group, otherwise they could finish seco
We're off in Belo Horizonte!
Belo Horizonte, of course, was where the USA beat England 1-0 in 1950. So that bodes well too
True story: When the USA 1-0 England scoreline was cabled to the newsdesks in England, one sports editor thought a mistake had been made and printed, USA 1-10 England, because that genuinely seemed a more likely result.
bedude, it's no dream - its reality for the Azzurri.
Oh crikey. Joel Campbell goes *this* close
Campbell cuts in, slams a shot off Gary Cahill's bottom, it loops up and slips just wide of the far post.
Mario Balotelli is limping after going down under a challenge from Cristian Rodríguez, and looks hurt.
For those who suggested that England's major error was to go with a two man midfield, there's a three man midfield today. Gate shut. Horse gone.
Andrea Pirlo wins a soft free kick in his own half - a crafty one, that Juventus midfielder.
How about The Three Losses?
A stat for you now - no CONCACAF nation has even won three World Cup group games in a row.
Costa Rica ping the ball amongst themselves, stretch the defence, release Junior Diaz and his cross floats hopelessly behind the goal. It was looking so good...and then it wasn't.