World Cup Group D Preview

_74915895_costa_rica_football_teamCosta Rica: La Sele or Ticos whichever your preferring are entering the world cup looking as underdogs in their group looking to disturb the European teams as it is believed that a European team will find it very to difficult to win the tournament due to climate differences. World Cup 2014 marks Costa Rica’s fourth appearance and sees them looking to avenge their last campaign where they did not manage to record a single point. Costa Rica’s best result was when they were able to get past the group stage. Bryan Ruiz from English football club Fullham will be relied upon by Costa Rica due to the fact that Ticos prefer to win with more points scored rather than win with low scoring deficits for their side, this means their defense may not be up to par with their offense.UruguayTeamPhotoUruguay: La Celeste (the Sky Blue One) are entering this tournament as big contenders to reach the semifinal and possibly bring in another world cup to their trophy cabinet. La Celeste have been champions twice before and will work for another one their fighting spirit is what has guided them to do well in this championship. Uruguay have two of the best strikers in the game and will play smart-looking for a break in opponents plays, they will play good solid defensive and go search for the attackers when possible; good defense leads to easy offense a great tactic that the team will set forth and apply. Players like Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani will lead the attack line and will go out and provide brilliance and class finishes to opposing goals.Italy's national soccer team pose before the start of their 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match against Czech Republic at the Juventus stadium in TurinItaly: Gli Azzuri (the Blues) are looking very dangerous in this world cup and their adaptability will cause problems to their opponents. No longer playing to receive attack and counter they will go out and control the ball keep it at their players feet and attack with strength and speed. Brilliant playmaker Andrea Pirlo will feed some excellent passes and shots and provide experience. Italy known for having more experienced players to their disposal are now getting a break with Mario Balotelli and Marco Veratti as well as a few more players will give Italy some freshness to their squad. The four times champions will seek to add one more star to their name. In a tough group where results will be key in order to pass the Azzuri are looking mean and held in their positions and style of play._74544009_74547743England: The Three Lions have not lived up to their potential failing to reach the semifinals since 1990 when they saw themselves losing to West Germany in penalty kicks. Having already lifted the trophy once in 1966 the minimum requirement for this English side is to get past the group stage and give out good performances’. The Three Lions have a good squad and their youngest in years as average age is 26 they will need their key players like Steven Gerrard, Wayne Rooney, Frank Lampard to provide experience and class. A strong side that sometimes can’t seem to click together will need to use patience and play smart in order to achieve great feats which doesn’t seem to farfetched for this team.