Jim, he's shouting it out with eyes closed here. A great display!
Mike, very true with England, as well as Spain. A team becomes vulnerable once opponents know how you play. The only two ways you win at his level with the same tactics at this level is either by doing things very, very well, or by springing a surprise.
If Costa Rica wins, it would be the first time a CONCACAF team other than USA and Mexico wins consecutive World Cup matches.
Costa Rica's fans go ballistic for the finale of their national anthem, and they certainly have a chance today!
Morning blytzus! I can't imagine any party fouls from him today, but this is a World Cup to consistently shock, eh!
Balo to Arsenal could well be done, but the key will be Arsenal offering enough, which has been Wenger's problem for years in finalising deals.
KICK-OFF! Italy 0-0 Costa Rica
32 seconds in, and Claudio Marchisio is offside. A gorgeous ball from Andrea Pirlo, though - an early warning for Costa Rica!
Ray, I am indeed! Strong prediction there.
Pulvi, I'll stand by that!
taka tiki - if he keeps scoring goals, then he's worth the praise.