Uruguay v Costa Rica 
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Uruguay v Costa Rica 

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Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza

Kick-off: 20.00 BST.

Uruguay (Possible, 4-4-2): Muslera; Pereira, Lugano, Godin, Caceres; Rios, Lodeiro, Stuani, Rodriguez; Forlan, Cavani.
Test: Suárez (knee).

Costa Rica (Possible, 5-4-1): Navas; Gamboa, Umana, Gonzalez, Acosta, Diaz; Bolanos, Borges, Tejeda; Campbell, Ruiz.

Referee: Felix Brych (Germany).

Betting: Uruguay 4-9, Costa Rica 15-2, Draw 3-1.

Team News
The chances of Liverpool’s Footballer of the Year Luis Suárez starting for Uruguay against Costa Rica are slim, so Diego Forlan – provided he has recovered from a stomach upset – and Edison Cavani are likely to start in attack.

Costa Rica will include Arsenal striker Joel Campbell as the spearhead to their attack, though few Gunners’ fans know much about him as work permit problems mean he has been plying his trade most recently with Olympiakos, in Greece.

Match Notes 
If Uruguay require inspiration, they can turn to the history books: this will be Uruguay’s first World Cup match on Brazilian soil since their famous 2-1 victory over the hosts in the final of the 1950 tournament.

Stat of the game: Costa Rica have never beaten Uruguay in eight attempts in all competitions.

Stat of the game: In eight previous meetings, Costa Rica have never won, losing six and drawing two.

John Ley’s prediction: Uruguay 2 Costa Rica 1.

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