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Costa Rica vs. England Game Preview

Written by Andrew Scofield   
Monday, 23 June 2014 22:47

Costa Rica the big team of the World Cup 2014England, already eliminated from the World Cup Brasil 2014, will seek to make up their failure with a win over Costa Rica, which will try to win Group D after the surprise qualification for the second round, when they meet tomorrow at 13 Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte.

England is last in Group D, without units, as they lost the two games he played against Italy (2-1) and Uruguay (2-1), which have three and at the same time define another qualified for the knockout Final. Costa Rica is the leader with six points, due to his victories over Uruguay (3-1) and Italy (1-0) in as many presentations.

Selected English coach, Roy Hodgson, said that becoming a training alternative to Costa Rica for all his players to live the experience of playing a World Cup.

"I'm going to change almost all equipment. Want everyone to show what they can do," said Hodgson, 66, in dialogue with the press.

And rescued the support of his players and the English Football Association (FA), despite having made a disappointing World Cup. "Scapegoats are always needed in times of failure," he said.

The revelation
Costa Rica became the revelation of the tournament, and that overcame the "Group of Death", for being with three world champions, Italy, England and Uruguay. "Ticos", which matured on to Uruguay (3-1 in Fortaleza) and Italy (1-0 in Recife), the only antecedent to both, try to beat or at least tie with England, who did not play to win the group and thus avoid playing with Colombia in the second round.

Costa Rica, which did not pass the first stage in Korea-Japan 2002 and Germany 2006, matched his historic performance, because in Italy 1990 also moved into the top 16 teams in the World Cup, where Czechoslovakia removed (4 -1).

The Colombian coach Jorge Luis Pinto, 61, a former coach of his country, took over the Central Americans in September 2011 as successor to the Argentine Ricardo LaVolpe, who resigned for poor results after the America's Cup that year, not just what qualified for the World Cup, but also placed it in the second round.

Probable formations
Costa Rica: Keylor Navas; Giancarlo Gonzalez, Michael Umana, Oscar Duarte; Cristian Gamboa, Junior Diaz, Celso Borges, Yeltsin Tejeda, Christian BolaƱos, Bryan Ruiz; Joel Campbell. DT: Jorge Luis Pinto.

England: Joe Hart; Glen Johnson, Gary Cahill, Phil Jagielka, Leighton Baines; Raheem Sterling, Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson; Danny Welbeck and Wayne Rooney; and Daniel Sturridge. DT: Roy Hodgson ..

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