Let us first see who is in which team. In Group-A, the participating teams are Croatia, Brazil, Cameroon and Mexico. Chile, Spain, Netherlands and Australia are in the Group – B, Colombia, Greece, Cote D’Lvoire and Japan in Group – C, Uruguay, Costa Rica, England and Italy are in Group – D, In Group – E, the participating teams are Switzerland, Equador, France and honduras. Argentina, Bosnia, Iran and Nigeria are in Group – F, In Group – G, the participating teams are Portugal, Germany, Ghana, United States and in Group H- Algeria, Belgium, Russia, South Korea. If we talk about the past, we all know that Brazil is the most prosperous national football team in the history of the FIFA World Cup with five tournaments in 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2004.
Let us now find out the teams going to participate in Group – D. The participating teams are Costa Rica, Uruguay, England and Italy.
The schedule for the Group D is as follows -
Costa Rica vs Uruguay 1st Match Fortaleza
Italy vs England 2nd Match Manaus
Uruguay vs England 3rd Match Sao Paulo
Italy vs Costa Rica 4th Match Recife
Italy vs Uruguay 5th Match Natal
England vs Costa Rica 6th Match Belo Horizonte
It will be a real tough job to analyse and predict anything regarding the upcoming performance of the teams in Group D. For Italy it can be presumed that Prandelli’s team performed well in achieving the Euro 2012 final and would love to see the equal Brazil’s record of five World Cup successes on Brazilian soil. England is looking for the magic formula which will bring them past the quarter-final impediment for the second time since they won the trophy on home soil. Even with concerns ribbed about the quality of the current group, they peaked their group without losing a game and were among the top four highest scorers in the European qualifying zone. Costa Rica snatched upon Mexico’s struggles to follow the United States as the Leader in the CONCACAF, but going any further than the group stage will be big question. Uruguay struggled a lot to qualify, needing a play-off against Jordan to book their place after scarcely missing out on the top four of the South American qualifying section. The players like Cavani and Luis Suarez have more than enough ability to cause problems. They won the World Cup the last time it was held in Brazil in 1950.