Italy bring back Ignazio Abate while Costa Rica keep back three

Gabriel Paletta has been dropped from the Italy side, with Ignazio Ibate coming in to take his place, while Costa Rica stick with their formula that defeated Uruguay.

SB Nation's 2014 World Cup Bracket'

Costa Rica 1, Italy 0: Costa Rica stuns Italy and eliminates England.

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has made some defensive changes for their game against Costa Rica, with Gabriel Paletta unsurprisingly being dropped, and Giorgio Chiellini moving into central defence.

Matteo Darmian moves across to left-back to take his spot, while Ignazio Abate comes in at right-back. Italy are otherwise seemingly unchanged, using a narrow 4-3-3 with Claudio Marchisio on the left.

Italy V. Costa Rica

Costa Rica meanwhile stick with their back three, with Bryan Ruiz and Joel Campbell leading the line as strikers, backed up by Celso Borges in midfield.

Italy starting lineup (4-3-3): Gianluigi Buffon; Matteo Darmian, Giorgio Chiellini, Andrea Barzagli, Ignazio Abate; Daniele de Rossi; Thiago Motta, Andrea Pirlo; Claudio Marchisio, Antonio Candreva, Mario Balotelli.

Costa Rica starting lineup (3-5-2): Keylor Navas; Michael Umana, Junior Diaz, Giancarlo Gonzalez; Oscar Duarte, Yeltsin Tejeda, Cristian Bolanos, Celso Borges, Cristian Gamboa; Bryan Ruiz, Joel Campbell.

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