Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

TODAY'S GAMES [Derived Headline]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

TODAY'S GAMES [Derived Headline]

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A look at the matchups on tap (with FIFA rankings):

Costa Rica (28) vs. England (10), noon

Group D * TV: ESPN2

This match is being played in Belo Horizonte, where England lost, 1-0, to the United States in 1950 -- still one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history.

Costa Rica: Coach Jorge Luis Pinto expects to rest regulars.

England: Midfielder Ross Barkley, 20, is expected to start along with Southampton duo Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw.

Italy (9) vs. Uruguay (7), noon

Group D * TV: ESPN

Uruguay and Italy meet to decide who stays and who follows England home from Group D.

Italy: Ability to defend is legendary in the world game and it only needs a draw to advance.

Uruguay: Luis Suarez scored both goals in a 2-1 victory in an earlier match against England and again will be the man to watch. …

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