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2014 FIFA World Cup Day 9: Italy vs. Costa Rica, Switzerland vs. France, Honduras vs. Ecuador

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Two CONCACAF Teams in action today with a lot on the line for Costa Rica.

Michael Steele

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The Teams

Group D

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Italy

Region: UEFA
Manager: Cesare Prandelli

FIFA World Ranking: 9

How They Got Here: Won UEFA Group B
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Costa Rica

Region: CONCACAF
Manager: Jorge Luis Pinto

FIFA World Ranking: 34

How They Got Here: Finished second in CONCACAF Hex Stage

Other Info

Lineups

Table

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Knockout Round Scenarios

  • England eliminated with draw or Costa Rica win
Date: June 20th, 2014
Gametime: 11:00 am central
TV: ESPN
Location: Arena Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil

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The Teams

Group E

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Switzerland

Region: UEFA
Manager: Ottmar Hitzfeld

FIFA World Ranking: 6

How They Got Here: Won UEFA Group E

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France

Region: UEFA
Manager: Didier Deschamps

FIFA World Ranking: 17

How They Got Here: Defeated Ukraine in UEFA Second Round Playoff

Other Info

Lineups

Table

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Date: June 20th, 2014
Gametime: 2:00 pm central
TV: ESPN
Location: Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, Brazil

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The Teams

Group E

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Honduras

Region: CONCACAF
Manager: Luis Fernando Suarez

FIFA World Ranking: 33

How They Got Here: Finished Third in CONCACAF Hex Stage

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Ecuador

Region: CONMEBOL
Manager: Reinaldo Rueda

FIFA World Ranking: 26

How They Got Here: Finished Fourth in CONMEBOL Qualifying

Other Info

Table

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Knockout Round Scenarios

  • France advances with Ecuador loss/draw
  • Ecuador eliminated with loss

Lineups

Date: June 20th, 2014
Gametime: 5:00 pm central
TV: ESPN
Location: Arena da Baixada, Curitiba, Brazil