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2014 FIFA World Cup Day 13: Italy vs. Uruguay, England vs. Costa Rica, Japan vs. Colombia, Greece vs. Ivory Coast

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Groups C and D will be decided today. Can Costa Rica continue their fantastic run against England?

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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Uruguay

Region: CONMEBOL
Manager: Oscar Tabarez

FIFA World Ranking: 7

How They Got Here: Finished fifth in CONMEBOL, defeated Jordan in Inter-Region Playoff

Other Info

Lineups

Date: June 24th, 2014
Gametime: 11:00 am central
TV: ESPN
Location: Estadio das Dunas, Natal, Brazil

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The Teams

Group D

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England

Region: UEFA

Manager: Roy Hodgson

FIFA World Ranking: 10

How They Got Here: Won UEFA Group H
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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

Date: June 24th, 2014
Gametime: 11:00 am central
TV: ESPN2
Location: Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

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Group D Facts

Table

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Knockout Round Scenarios

Advancement

  • Italy advances with win or draw
  • Uruguay advances with win.
Position

  • Costa Rica wins group with....
  1. Win or draw
  2. Loss and Italy and Uruguay draw.
  3. Loss and Italy or Uruguay win, but maintain higher goal differential.
  • Italy wins group with....
  1. Win and Costa Rica loss by more than two goals.
  • Uruguay wins group with....
  1. Win and Costa Rica loss by more than three goals.

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The Teams

Group C

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Japan

Region: AFC
Manager: Alberto Zaccheroni

FIFA World Ranking: 46

How They Got Here: Finished First in AFC Group B

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Colombia

Region: CONMEBOL
Manager: Jose Pekerman

FIFA World Ranking: 8

How They Got Here: Finished Second in CONMEBOL Qualifying

Other Info

Date: June 24th, 2014
Gametime: 3:00 pm central
TV: ESPN
Location: Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba, Brazil

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The Teams

Group C

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Ivory Coast

Region: CAF
Manager: Sabri Lamouchi

FIFA World Ranking: 21

How They Got Here: Defeated Senegal in CAF Third Round

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Greece

Region: UEFA
Manager: Fernando Santos

FIFA World Ranking: 12

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

Other Info

Lineups

Date: June 24th, 2014
Gametime: 3:00 pm central
TV: ESPN2
Location:Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza, Brazil

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Group C Facts

Table

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Knockout Round Scenarios

Advancement

  • Ivory Coast advances with....
  1. Win
  2. Draw and Japan loss or draw.
  • Japan advances with....
  1. Win and Ivory Coast loss by two goals or more while maintaining goal differential over Greece.
  2. Win by two or more goals and Ivory Coast draw.
  • Greece advances with....
  1. Win and Japan loss or draw
  2. Win by three or more goals and Japan win by one goal.
Position

  • Colombia wins group with....
  1. Win or draw
  2. Loss and Greece win or draw.
  • Ivory Coast wins group with....
  1. Win and Colombia Loss by a combined five or more goals.