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Italy and Uruguay will battle it out later today for the right to join Costa Rica in the knock out stages.
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Both sides have lost one game to date, with Italy following up their impressive win over England with a limp defeat to Costa Rica while Uruguay picked up their first 3 points of the tournament thanks to a Luis Suarez inspired win over the English.
The result leaves them both finely poised with three points each and one of them will be going home on Tuesday.
The Italian will hold the slight advantage over their rivals with Cesare Prandelli’s side requiring just a draw for them to progress due to their superior goal difference, while such are the margins a win coupled with a Costa Rica loss could see either side claim top spot depending on the goal swing.
The potential opponent for the winner would appear to be Colombia with the South American side currently top of Group C.
Italy are set to be without Daniele De Rossi for the game with the Roma man struggling with a calf problem while Uruguay have some worries of their own with Atletico Madrid star Diego Godin a doubt due to a knee complaint.
Maxi Pereira returns to the squad one-match suspension while Diego Lugano also returns after missing the England game through injury.
Luis Suarez showed no ill-effects from his recent injury in the England game and will once again lead the line.
This will be the 9th meeting between the two sides and the third at a world cup. They first met back in 1970 when they the score finished 0-0 with their last meeting on this stage coming in Italia 90 when the Italians won 2-0 in the last 16 with Salvatore Schillaci and Aldo Serena grabbing the goals.
There most recent meeting came in the 2013 confederation cup when Italy prevailed 3-2 on penalties to secure third place at the tournament. Overall Italy shade their meetings with three wins to Uruguay’s two.