Day Three: World Cup Discussion Thread

Ian Walton

It's Colombia vs Greece, Uruguay vs Costa Rica, England vs Italy and Ivory Coast vs Japan.

The World Cup is giving us lots to watch today. No less than four matches every three hours are planned throughout the day.

This post will be updated with line-ups as they appear throughout the day.

Today's marquee match is Italy vs England. In team news: Italian keeper Gigi Buffon is injured and is unlikely to play, according to press reports out of Brazil. Uruguay will be trying to get an advantage in the group by getting their three points before England and Italy have a chance to kick off.

Colombia vs Greece

Colombia XI: Ospina; Zúñiga, Yepes, Zapata, Armero; Cuadrado, C.Sánchez, A.Aguilar, James; Teo Gutiérrez, Ibarbo

Greece XI: Karnezis; Maniatis, Manolas, Samaras, Kone; Salpingidis, Torosidis, Gekas, Sokratis; Cholevas, Katsouranis.

FT: Colombia 3-0 Greece

Uruguay vs Costa Rica

Uruguay XI: Muslera; Cáceres, Lugano, Godin, Pereira; Gargano, Arevalo; Rodriguez, Forlan, Stuani, Cavani.

Costa Rica XI: Keylor; Gamboa, Umaña, González, Duarte, Junior Díaz; Bolaños, Tejeda, Borges, Bryan Ruiz; Campbell

FT: Uruguay 1-3 Costa Rica

England vs Italy

England XI: Hart, Johnson, Cahill, Jagielka, Baines, Gerrard (c), Henderson, Rooney, Sterling, Welbeck, Sturridge

Italy XI: Sirigu, Chiellini, Darmian, Candreva, Marchisio, Balotelli, Barzagli, De Rossi, Paletta, Pirlo (c), Verratti

FT: England 1-2 Italy

Ivory Coast vs Japan

Ivory Coast: Barry; Aurier, Bamba, Zokora, Boka; Tiote, Serey Die, Yaya Toure; Gervinho, Kalou, Bony.

Japan XI: Kawashima; Uchida, Morishige, Yoshida, Nagatomo; Yamaguchi, Hasebe; Okazaki, Honda, Kagawa; Osako.

Ivory Coast 2-1 Japan

Happy chatting to everyone, good luck to your favourite teams, and enjoy the matches.

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