Luis Suarez will be the key player for Uruguay © Getty Images
Luis Suarez will be the key player for Uruguay © Getty Images

 

Jun 14, 2014

 

Uruguay play Costa Rica in the FIFA World Cup 2014 Group D match at Fortaleza on June 14. This is the first match in Group D in the 20th edition of the FIFA World Cup, which is held in Brazil. Uruguay and Costa Rica are joined by Italy and England in what many consider the ‘Group of death’. Uruguay, Italy and England are all former world champions and are placed in the top-10 of the FIFA Rankings heading into the FIFA World Cup.

 

In Group D, Uruguay are ranked highest at seventh. Costa Rica are in 28th position. It might seem that the latter are the whipping boys in the group. But Uruguay have an ageing side. They do have brilliant forwards in Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani, but most of their midfielders and defenders are well past their prime. Costa Rica would look to counter-attack against a team that also like to counter-attack.

 

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After the conclusion of this match, England take on Italy at Manaus. The FIFA World Cup 2014 will run for a month as the final is on July 13 in Rio de Janeiro. A total of 32 teams will participate in the tournament. There will be eight groups [Group A to Group H] with four teams each. All the teams will play three matches each in the group stage.

 

A win is worth three points, while a draw will gain one point and a loss means no points will be added. The top two teams will qualify for the Round of 16s. From there the winners will progress to the quarter-finals, then the semi-finals and the last two victorious teams will play in the final.

 

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