Though England is already out of the tournament thanks to their consecutive losses in their opening games, they still have this last game against the already qualifiers for the next round, Costa Rica.
This is a chance for England to exit with at least with a score, while the Costa Rica team sees this as an opportunity to make it into the Group of Death’s top spot.
At first, it is very unlikely to think that Costa Rica even have a shot in this group, as all have been previous champions in the World Cup. But here they are, battling for first place now.
Costa Rica will come into the game as an undefeated team. They managed to shock everyone with their victory against a Luis Suarez-less Uruguay at 3-1. They also proved that it was no one-hit wonder and luck as they also defeated Italy in an exciting game which ended with a 1-0.
The real question stands now: Can Costa Rica impress everyone by continuing their winning streak? Their team coach Jorge Luis Pinto has worked wonders with the team, as he set up the best defences and handpicked the strongest attackers.
Now, they are crossing their fingers for this last group win, so they may not battle early Group C’s number one, Colombia.
On the other hand, England’s performance is really disappointing for this year. At first, they thought a loss in their opener was nothing, but then came another beating from Uruguay’s Suarez, that eliminated them from the running.
If they managed to win against Costa Rica, they can change their impression for this year’s World Cup. It is not that unlikely to happen, but the Costa Ricans will definitely want to win this match, too.