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Full time: England 1-2 Italy

Full time: Ivory Coast 2-1 Japan

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03:53: A second half turnaround from Ivory Coast gives them an in the end comfortable victory to see off Japan. Keisuke Honda blasted the Japanese ahead but Didier Drogba's introduction after the break inpsired a comeback with goals from Wilfried Bony and Gervinho inspiring victory.

And with that, this 12-hour World Cup live text marathon is over. If you have been with me since 4pm on Saturday then I thank you, and ask you to seek personal help, while after a well-erned nights sleep urge you to join me tomorrow for three more games, including the start of France and Argentina's campaigns in Brazil. Until then, goodbye.

Full time: Ivory Coast 2-1 Japan

03:49: Four added minutes in Recife and Ivory Coast have the ball in the corner.

03:47: Japan want a penalty in the final four minutes and they may have a case for me. A corner from the left is half punched clear by Barry, a Japanese players gets to the rebound first but is only stopped i his tracks by a high challenge from Tiote. Ivory Coast break immediately and Gervinho should play in a team-mate and seal the win but fails to do so.

03:44: Another chance for the ex-Chelsea forward as Ivory Coast go searching for a killer third goal. Kalou pulls the ball back to him, he takes one touch to control and the second to send the ball goalwards but his effort is defelcted behind.

03:41: First effort in anger from Didier Drogba. A free-kick from 25 yards which is pushed away by Kawashima which could have clinched a much-needed win in Group C. Instead, Japan still have hope but they are running out of hope and ideas.

03:36: Japan have been very neat and tidy throughout this game but how will they react when the onus is on them to push forward? So far there doesn't seem to be much of a plan b other than to play through their opponents, which is currently failing to be as effetive as it was in the first half.

03:31: Didier Drogba may not have helped create or score either goal for the Ivory Coast, but the performance of Sabri Lamouchi's side was notably raised upon his introduction and it sees them ahead with less than 20 minutes to go. Japan have been blown away with two goals seperated by barely two minutes in all but there is still time to grab a point or more.

03:27: Though he has had no direct influence, the introduction of Didier Drogba has changed Ivory Coast's impetus in this game and they score two goals in as many minutes to turn the game around. First, Serge Aurier crosses from the right and finds Wilfried Bony with a flying header into the corner. The African side go ahead through Gervinho with a carbon copy cross from Aurier, who slides past Japan 'keeper Kawashima.

Goal: Ivory Coast 2-1 Japan (Gervinho)

Goal: Ivory Coast 1-1 Japan (Wilfried Bony)

03:22: Desperate times call for desperate measures and Ivory Coast call on the services for talisman Didier Drogba, who replaces Serey Die. The Galatasaray man is immediately involved, setting up Gervinho in the box but he can't get his shot away.

03:17: Is that a penalty for the Ivory Coast? Yaya Toure goes on a typically powerful drive into the area and goes down under a challenge from Yoshida. Replays suggest there wasn't much contact between the two and it seems as though the Man City man simply slipped.

03:13: Japan's record appearance Yasuhito Endo comes on for the Asia-based side as Hasebe goes off. Should gives Japan a bit more control in those central areas.

03:07: Just three minutes gone in the second half and Wilfried Bony is left wondering how he has not drawn Ivory Coast level. Aurier's cross is deflected into the path of the Swansea striker, who can't get a proper header on the ball from four yards out and the ball goes wide. Came off his shoulder in the end. Poor finishing.

03:04: Players have re-emerged for the second half. Ivory Coast will be desperate to get back into this game, given the strength of this group. But its Japan who have the lead and they get the game back under way.

02:51: Half time in Recife and Japan have a narrow lead through Keisuke Honda's smashing goal. Ivory Coast have threatened sporadically without forcing goalkeeper Kawashima into too many saves. Decent game in all though with more to come you would hope.

Half time: Ivory Coast 0-1 Japan

02:48: This match is being played against the soundtrack of an annoying band in among the Ivory Coast supporters. It is making watching an entertaining game a bit difficult.

02:39: Almost a second for Honda, who escapes in behind the Ivory Coast back-four before seeing his goalbound shot deflect and loop agonisingly over the bar.

02:37: Another encouraging move from Ivory Coast as Bony feeding Gervinho but again a Japan defender see the ball behind. Nothing comes from the resulting corner but Boka's shot from range produces a fine save from Kawashima before Gervinho is flagged offside.

02:33: This is a classic contrast in styles with Ivory Coast's pace and power against Japan's guile and movement. Yaya Toure attempts to be direct but can't find the team-mate in the box beofre Boka's free-kick goes over. Very decent little game.

02:25: Yoshida, the Southampton defender, cuts down Serey Die in full flight and Ivory Coast win a free-kick right outside the penalty area. Yaya Toure takes aim from 25 yards, but skys the ball over.

02:23: Japan have really clicked into gear now and they almost have a second and Uchida weaves his way through and forces Barry into a good save before the ball is cleared out for a corner.

02:20: Okazaki's flicked header almost gives Japan the led from the corner but when Ivory Coast clear the ball comes right back at them with deadly effect. The ball is worked to Keisuke Honda, whose first touch takes him away from Boka and without hessitation he smashes past Barry into the roof of the net.

Goal: Ivory Coast 0-1 Japan (Keisuke Honda)

02:16: Not much to report from Japan in an attacking guise so far, with Uchida wasting thir best field position with a cross straight into Barry's hands.

02:09: Kagawa gives the ball away in the Ivory Coast half and the orange shirts break forward through Gervinho, who feeds Bony in the box and Uchida has to come across to deflect his effort behind.

02:07: Ivory Coast on the attack from the off and Salomon Kalou almost picks out Gervinho on the left but the ball is headed behind. Much onus on the African side to take the initiative.

02:02: Ivory Coast get us under way in Recife.

01:58: Teams are out and the national anthems have begun. We're yet to have a bad game in this World Cup and at approaching 2am in the morning let's hope this isn't the first.

01:55: Quick look at how both teams might line up tonight. Ivory Coast drop Didier Drogba and instead begin with Wilfried Bony up front, with Gervinho and Salomon Kalou either side. Okazaki ,Honda, and Kagawa play behind Osako for Japan, who will play in inclement conditions in Recife. How will their passing game hold up against the strength of Ivory Coast?

01:46: We have already 25 goals in the opening seven matches of this World Cup, 16 more than at the same stage in the 2010 tournament. With Colombia having already beaten Greece, Ivory Coast and Japan will see this game in Recife as an opportunity to take a grip of the group, with a game against the toothless Greeks to come.

01:38: As discussion continues over England's defeat to Italy, lets turn our attention to Ivory Coast against Japan. The Elephants face their third successive World Cup desperate for their golden generation to finally succeed. Having been drawn against the likes of Argentina and Brazil in the last tournaments, they now face a favourable group with a genuine chance of reaching the last 16 for the first time, despite their aging stars coming to the end of their tether. Japan meanwhile are looking to reach the knock-out phase for the first time way from home soil. The first team to qualify for the World Cup will also fancy their chances of progressing, especially if Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa can produce their best.

01:23: Teams:

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

Japan: Kawashima, Uchida, Honda, Nagamoto, Morishige, Okazaki, Kagawa, Yamaguchi, Hasebe, Osako, Yoshida.

01:19: Well there will be plenty of water under the bridge between now and the second group match against Uruguay on Thursday. Time now to focus on the final group game of this live text from Group C, where Ivory Coast face Japan. Team news on the way....

01:14: The subtext to this game was how both sides had tried to adapt to the humidity of Manuas. Given how many England players went down with cramp in the second half, and that Italy very rarely looked jaded, it has to be said the Azzuri staff got their preparation spot on. For all the millions poured into sports science at St George's Park, England were left wanting in that department.

01:05: The post-mortem has well and truely begun on social media, with England's defence getting plenty of criticism. I would prefer to turn attention to England's treatment of Andrea Pirlo, who they accomodated kindly through the 90 minutes, while the performance of Wayne Rooney will again be questioned. He missed a guilt-edged chance in the second period.

England captain Steven Gerrard: "Italy are a good team and we knew how they were going to play. We've put so much into it and we've come away with nothing. We got criticised for sitting back and being toothless but anyone who watched that game could see we impressed. We were unlucky not to get anything out of the game. I think we had the chances. Maybe you've got to look at finishing chances off. Everyone has given everything."

00:58: Italy give their last 16 hopes a massive boost with a crucial win over England in Manaus. Mario Balotelli's header was enough to seal the three points which came amid an impressive performance which lacked a cutting edge. Italy outlasted England in the heat and they join Costa Rica on three points. England meanwhile face a straight shoot-out with Uruguay on Thursday, with the loser taking an early exit from Brazil.

Full time: England 1-2 Italy

00:55: Andrea Pirlo has been magic tonight for Italy and he almost caps that performance with a stunning free-kick, which bounces off the cross bar. Time almost up.

00:50: Five minutes added on in Manaus. Italy look like holding out here.

00:48: Half chance for England. Ross Barkley weaves in and out of Italy players and sees Rooney take the ball away from him but the United forward smashes the ball over the bar. Less than three minutes left.

00:44: Steven Gerrard is a passenger in the England midfield at the moment and without his invention, Hodgson's side aren't creating much in the way of opportunities. Players going down with cramp all over the pitch. Who will have the legs in the final 10 minutes?

00:40: Third change for both sides. Parolo on for Candreva and Lallana on for the hobbleing Sturridge.

00:38: Free-kick for England 25 yards from goal after Sturridge is fouled. Baines and Gerrard over it and the Everton man wins the battle but Sirigu dives away and puts the ball behind. However, the less said about the resulting corner the better, as Rooney slices the ball into the crowd. Time running out for England to find an equaliser.

00:33: Leighton Baines has been poor from the set-piece but he finds his range here with Gary Cahill having his effort deflected behind. Changes for both sides, Balotelli being replaced by Immobile while Jordan Henderson is replaced by Jack Wilshere.

00:26: Chances glore in this game as it coems to the boil once again. Wayne Rooney misses the target from 12 yards after being fed by Baines, before Darmian has hit effort blocked after turning in the England box. Barkley is immediately into the action now and after being found by Henderson, he cuts inside sees his goalbound effort turned away by Sirigu. Breathless stuff.

00:21: Thiago Motta on for Marco Veratti. Looks like something similar for England, with Ross Barkley being readied.Danny Welbeck makes way for the Everton man.

00:15: No sooner are England behind again but they're right back on the front foot. Wayne Rooney commits a few Italian defenders before dragging wide before Glen Johnson crosses brilliantly, but neither Rooney nor Welbeck can get on the end of it.

00:12: The second half is barely five minutes old before Italy find themselves back in front. Candreva cuts inside Leighton Baines and crosses beyond the head of Gary Cahill where Mario Balotelli is lurking, and he heads down and past Joe Hart.

Goal: England 1-2 Italy (Mario Balotelli)

00:10: Sirigu hasn't really been tested and Sturridge's rasper from range forces the Italy stopper to turn the ball aside, before Rooney wins a corrner. Baines' set-piece is overhit however and Italy survive.

00:05: Second half under way.

00:04: Second half on the way in Manaus. It's been a frantic pace so far but how long can it last given the conditons in the Brazilian Amazon. England have done a lot of chasing shadows in the first half, with Italy enjoying 65% possession and Andrea Pirlo having a field day in midfield.

23:52: Terrific half of football, typical with this World Cup, and England and Italy have come to the party in Brazil. Claudio Marchisio gave the Azzuri the lead with a shot from range, before Daniel Sturridge slammed home to level. Phil Jagielka cleared Mario Balotelli's effort off the line as the Italian's have dominated much of the play but England are well in this first group match.

Half time: England 1-1 Italy

23:49: Italy almost retake the lead in the second minute of stoppage time as Balotelli gets the better of Hart, who out of is goal is chipped by the MIlan forward but Jagielka heads off the line.

23:47: Darmian has probably been Italy most threatening player in this first half, with England refraining from tracking his runs from right-back. The Torino defender gets the wrong side of Rooney again in a central area but shoots wildly over.

23:44: Gary Lewin has been taken away on a stretcher with what looks like a serious leg injury. Was being seen to by England and Italy staff before being taken from the pitch. The game continues however after that five minutes of madness and we're three minutes from the break.

23:42: England bite right back with a classic goal on the counter. Raheem Sterling feeds Wayne Rooney, who runs in behind Darmian and crosses for Daniel Sturridge who converts from all of three yards. In the aftermath, England physio Gary Lewin has been injured amid the celebration so we have a delay to the restart.

Goal: England 1-1 Italy (Daniel Sturridge)

23:38: The pressure has been building from Italy and they get their goal 10 minutes before the break. A corner from the right is taken short to Pirlo, who leaves the ball to Marchisio who hammers one from range through four England players and beyond the despairing Joe Hart.

Goal: England 0-1 Italy (Claudio Marchisio)

23:35: This game has sprung into life in fits and starts and we're in something of a lull at the moment with Italy monpolising possession while England enjoy only sporadic periods of possession. Darmian gets in again for the Azzuri and cross for Balotelli, who can't get proper contact on the ball seven yards out. Good chance.

23:29: More patient Italy build-up as England are moved around in their own half. It ends when Candreva picks the ball up on the edge of the area, but hammers well wide.

23:27: England twice spurn chances to go ahead. First, Danny Welbeck escapes in behind and with Daniel Sturridge waiting to tap into an empty net, Barzagli makes a heroic clearances which evades everyone before going behind for a corner. From the resulting set-piece, Gary Cahill throws himself at the ball but can't make contact and when it comes through to Rooney he can't react quickly enough to score. More encouraging stuff from England.

23:21: Long periods of possession from Italy are starting to dictate this game and England are seemingly very happy to allow them to have it. Candreva shoots from range and Joe Hart makes a mess of it but survives as no Italy player is in the vacinity.

23:18: Danny Welbeck and Glen Johnson miss the target with wayward efforts from range. Not seen much of Wayne Rooney, albeit only in this opening quarter of an hour. The Manchester United man is stuck out on the left when England are without the ball, but is getting totally overlooked when an attack begins.

23:15: If England had any plan for Andrea Pirlo then currently, it's not working. The Juventus midfielder is enjoying plenty of space in front of the England midfield and is currently making Roy Hodgson's side do all the running.

23:11: Italy come again in a frantic start to this game. Pirlo wants a penalty for a handball on Jordan Henderson but there is nothing doing there. Now Darmian crosses from the right and Cahill's clearance off Balotelli lands safely to Joe Hart. Whirlwind start in Manaus.

23:09: Jordan Henderson shoots from range and is denied by Sirigu as England's good start continues. England have real dynanism at the top end of the pitch and Italy already appear concerned.

23:07: First time we've see Raheem Sterling on the ball and the causes the Italian back four all sorts of problems in the opening minutes. Sprinting past one before unleashing a stunning effort which flies into the side-netting. Despite what the BBC might think, no, it did not go in.

23:04: Quiet clear already how signficant the Italian support is in Manaus. About 5,000 England fans were expected in Brazil for the opening game, but they are out-numbered by their Italian counterparts here. Andrea Pirlo has Danny Welbeck breathing down his neck in the early minutes as expected.

23:01: Under way in Manaus.

22:58: Both teams are out in Manaus and the anthems are blaring. Kick-off on the way.

22:56: So, are you ready to be dragged through the ringer? Prepared for your finger nails to be shredded? Just another night in with England. Strap in.

22:49: So where can England hurt Italy tonight as they go in search of an opening game win? Both full-backs Darmian and Chiellini are vulnerable for alternative reasons, and Raheem Sterling in particular will be keen to run at both. In midfielder, the very talented Marco Veratti can be both a threat running deep from midfield and a liability. Elsewhere, the erratic nature of Mario Balotelli means you never know what sort of performanc he can produce. Enough there to be encouraged.

22:36: The make up of the Italy team takes little explaining, with De Rossi, Veratti and Pirlo at the base of the midfield, but England's formation is slightly more fluid. From the start at least, Raheem Sterling will play behind Daniel Sturridge, with Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck either side. Big night for Rooney, who continues to search for his first World Cup goal, while his role in the first team continues to be screwtinised.

22:31: Italy have been victims of the injury curse ahead of their opening game, losing three signficant figures in the past two weeks of their preparations. Riccardo Montolivo broke his leg against Republic of Ireland, Mattia De Sciglio's calf strain has ruled him out of the opening game while most crucially Gianluigi Buffon is a late withdrawal with an ankle problem. England have been largely injury-free in their build-up, and ahead of such a crucial game Cesare Prandelli's men can only have been disrupted by such fitness issues.

22:25: All the talk prior to this game has been the humid conditions both of these European heavyweights can expect in Manaus. England have been preparing for the conditions by training in additional clothing, while Italy have been working in saunas in order to assist in adapting to the conditions. Tonight is as much a battle between the sports science experts as it is a battle between two continental heayweights.

22:19: So how might both sides line up for this third game of the day? Well England are expected to line up in a regular 4-2-3-1, with Raheem Sterling, Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck interchangable behind Daniel Sturridge. For Italy, they're a more genuine 4-5-1, with Claudio Marchisio and Antonio Candreva flanking Mario Balotteli.

22:05: Teams:

England: Hart, Johnson, Cahill, Jagielka, Baines, Gerrard, Henderson, Welbeck, Rooney, Sterling, Sturridge

Italy: Sirigu, Chiellini, Darmian, Candreva, Marchisio, Balotelli, Barzagli, De Rossi, Paletta, Pirlo, Verratti

22:03: Time to turn to the main event on day three of this World Cup, which comes from Manaus as four-time winners Italy begin their campaign against England. Roy Hodgson's side must battle the humidity and not least Andrea Pirlo in the Amazon jungle but know a win would put one foot in the last 16. Team news and all the build-up on the way...

22:00: The wheels come off Uruguay in stoppage time as Maxi Pereira lashes out at Joel Campbell and referee Brych has no hessitation but to show a red card. A horrid way to end a dismal display from Uruguay where they threw away a one-goal lead given to them through Edinson Cavani's penalty, as goals from Joel Campbell, Oscar Duarte and substitute Marco Urena capped a superb second half comeback. It throws Group D wide open ahead of England's opening group match against Italy. Phew!

Full time: Uruguay 1-3 Costa Rica

Red card: Maxi Pereira (Uruguay)

21:54: This World Cup continues to thrill and we're only six games through. Costa Rica spring the surprise of the tournament so far and throw this tournment wide open. This is not nessasarily good news for either England or Italy, who kick-off in just over an hour, with all four sides now very much in the picture. One thing for sure, this Uruguay side are not what people expected.

21:48: Game, set and match and Costa Rica are heading for just their third World Cup winner ever. Joel Campbell plays a delicious through ball and substitute Marco Urena with his very first touch, slides the ball beyond Muslera. Shock No.2 of this World Cup very much complete.

Goal: Uruguay 1-3 Costa Rica (Marco Urena)

21:43: Uruguay very fortunate not to be down to ten men as Martin Caceres dives in horribly. On reflection, that is a shocking tackle and really should have been punished with a red card and a lengthy ban.

21:38: Clearly this game has come too soon for Luis Suarez as Abel Hernandez becomes Uruguay's third substitute. Perhaps Uruguay's bluff has been called here? Another chance for Costa Rica to attack from a set-piece and Gonzalez almost gets good contact on a corner but only flicks wide.

21:36: Costa Rica doing themselves the world of good by holding onto the ball in the Uruguay half to take the pressure off their back four, which is coming under increasing pressure from their opponents. Joel Campbell has run the hard yards for his side tonight, but his side still need to hold out for the another 15 minutes.

21:31: At last a response from Uruguay. Cavani springs free and cross but Diaz puts the ball behind. Cavani is back in the action again from the resulting corner, forcing Navas into a sprawling save. Less than 20 minutes to go and we're yet to see Luis Suarez.

21:27: Bryan Ruiz is the next player to threaten from a set-piece, with the PSV man heding wide from a free-kick from the right. As yet, no real response from Uruguay, who look a bit short of ideas.

21:25: Well, well, well. After Spain were swept aside last night in surprisingly fashion by Netherlands, are Uruguay set to be the second big side shocked in this competition? On come Lodeiro and Gonzalez in an attempt to rescue the situation. But Costa Rica continue to pose a threat on the break as Campbell curls one from fully 30 yards which strikes the stantion behind the goal.

21:21: Proper World Cupset on here and now as Costa Rica take a shock lead. Duarte peels around the back from a free-kick again and this time plants his diving header into the corner. Uruguay in a bit of trouble here with over 30 minutes remaining.

Goal: Uruguay 1-2 Costa Rica (Oscar Duarte)

21:17: They've been knocking on the door since going behind and suddenly Costa Rica are level. Gamboa gets in a terrific cross from the byline and the ball comes through to Campbell, who takes one touch to set himself and the second to lash past Muslera. Do we have a shock on our hands?

Goal: Uruguay 1-1 Costa Rica (Joel Campbell)

21:12: Best chance Costa Rica have created comes five minutes after the break. A free-kick from a central position goes over the Uruguay defence and Duarte, albeit from a tightish angle, straight at Muslera who parrys to safety. Big let off for Uruguay.

21:09: Now then, Luis Suarez preparing himself on the Uruguay bench. Are we to see the Liverpool striker in this second half?

21:06: Second half under way in Fortaleza

20:52: Routine so far for Uruguay. Edinson Cavani's penalty has them ahead against Costa Rica and it could have been more but for Navas saving well from Diego Forlan at the end of the first half. Costa Rica have only threatened in clusters and will require some more beef up front if they're to level.

Half time: Uruguay 1-0 Costa Rica

20:47: Muslera's performances in the Champions League were hardly inspiring and he doesn't evoke confidence when coming for a corner from the left, missing the ball entirely when going for a punch and being fortunate to see the ball evade Gonzalez at the back post. Diego Forlan at the other end meanwhile forces Navas into a fine save with a deflected looping shot.

20:34: Costa Rica have reacted well to going behind and after Joel Campbell flashes wide with a solid hit from 30 yards, Gonzalez pokes wide into the side-netting from a free-kick. Some pressure at last from the group minnows.

20:31: All eyes on the referee as a penalty is awarded, seemingly for handball as Diego Lugano throws himself at the ball. It first appears as though the spot-kick has been awarded for handball, with the Costa Rica players pleading with referee Felix Brych that it in fact came off the Uruguay defender. replays show however that Lugano was being rugby-tackled to the floor as the cross from Diego Forlan came in. Great call from the official and Edinson Cavani steps up, and cooly converts.

Goal: Uruguay 1-0 Costa Rica (Edinson Cavani)

Penalty to Uruguay

20:20: Diego Forlan's free-kick from fully 40 yards is a poor one but a Costa Rican defender slices his clearances horribly and the ball falls to Cavani, who himself skews his effort off-target.

20:18: Ball in the net for Uruguay but ruled out for offside. Rodriguez's cross is flicked on by Cavani ans the ever-preditory Diego Godin arrives on queue to poke home but our German officials rule out the goal, correctly as replays later show.

20:12: Ten minutes gone in this second match of the day and both sides are really playing their way to the game with some tense build-up play and not a great deal of cohesive football in the opeing stages. Cristian Rodriguez has seen a lot of the ball down the Uruguay right, but has overhit both his crosses while we've already seen flashes of the threat carried by Campbell and co.

20:00: That is both anthems over and done with. Plenty of passion, with a good mix of supporters from both countries in attendance. Uruguay just shade it on that front. Kick-off on the way....

19:55: Players in the tunnel in Fortaleza. All eyes are on one player who isn't playing, Luis Suarez, who we have already seen in a shirt and tie prior to kick-off. Looks like he only has a role as spectator this afternoon. Not ideal ahead of that meeting with England next week.

19:43: Bit of rumoured team news from Manaus ahead of England's opening game against Italy. The suggestions are that Raheem Sterling and Danny Welbeck will begin alongside Wayne Rooney and Daniel Sturridge. That sees Adam Lallana miss out from the start.

19:31: So what can we expect from this second game? Well Uruguay are much fancied being on their home continent and though they limped through qualifying after beating Jordan in the play-off stage, their attacking ranks alone makes them genuine outsiders in Brazil. Costa Rica meanwhile are expected to put up stern resistance despite being the lowest ranked side in the group. They are expected to adopt a defensie-minded approach, with the focus on counter-attacking their opponents. Joel Campbell is crucial that style. Very much an attack against defence game in prospect.

19:19: The eagle-eyed among youwill have seen that Luis Suarez doesn't, as expected, make the Uruguay starting line up, with the intention of him being fit for the England game on Tuesday. Diego Forlan and Edinson Cavani will lead the attack in his absence. Not bad eh? Costa Rica are led by Arsenal youngster Joel Campbell, who shocked Manchester United in the Champions League.

19:10: Teams:

Uruguay: Muslera, Caceres, Lugano, Godin, Pereira, Gargano, Arevalo, Rodriguez, Stuani, Forlan, Cavani

Costa Rica: Navas, Gamboa, Umana, Gonzalez, Duarte, Diaz, Bolanos, Borges, Tejeda, Ruiz, Campbell

19:07: Right the, one down and three to go and we move on to Group D and have a look at England's group opponents Uruguay and Costa Rica, who face-off in Fortaleza. Team news on the way...

18:55: About as comprehensive a win as you'll see in this World Cup. Goals from Pablo Armero, Teo Gutierrez and James Rodriguez give Colombia a perfect return to the World Cup after 16 years away. Greece offered attacking threat in patches, but face an uphill battle to reach the last 16 already. Three wins out of the three for the South American nations, and you'll see few easier than that.

Full time: Colombia 3-0 Greece

Goal: Colombia 3-0 Greece (James Rodriguez)

18:46: Chance for Greece to set up a grand stand finale as Samaras curls goalwards but the ball goes agonisingly wide of the far post. Entering the last few minutes.

18:43: This game has been pettering out for a while now, really since Colombia scored their second goal and the writing has been on the wall for Greece for a while. Their hopes in this competition are not over yet but they are under pressure to improve their performance in their final two games.

18:36: Well it seems as though the FC Porto forward will not enter the piece, with Pablo Armero going off to be replaced by Arias. TV replays have shown footage of a Konstantinos Mitroglou shot striking the hand of Yepes in the area. Now we see Martinez replace goal-scorer Gutierrez.

18:30: Jackson Martinez coming on for Colombia. A player who has never reproduced his club form on the international stage is crucial to how far Colombia go in this tournament. He gets just over 20 minutes to impress as Greece continue to press.

18:24: How are Greece not back in it? Torosidis plays the ball back on the volley and Gekas, with the goal gaping, heads against the bar. That was the chance they've ben waiting for.

18:21: Colombia double their lead in soft circumstances. A under-hit corner from the right finds Aguilar at the near post and his flick on evades the Greece defence and Gutierrez taps into an empty net. The normally rigid Greek back four is exposed and the South American side have their second and are surely out of sight.

Goal: Colombia 2-0 Greece (Teo Gutiérrez)

18:11: Radamel Falcao on the big screen and given quite an ovation at the start of the second half. Game has restarted much how it began, with Greece having more possession but not creating a great deal, while Colombia continue to pose a threat on the break.

18:04: Players coming out for the second half in Belo Horizonte and we're under way

17:51: So, Pablo Armero's early goal has Colombia ahead in the opening minutes against Greece at half time. The Greeks have not been without ambition but they have only mustered one effort on goal in the form of Kone. Colombia have had half chance to add to their lead but haven't used the ball that effectively.

Goal: Colombia 1-0 Greece

17:49: First effort on target fro Greece as we approach half-time. Gakas loses the ball on the edge of the box but the ball falls the way of Kone, who with a 20-yard curling shot produced a fine stop from Ospina in the Colombia goal.

17:40: Terrific ball over the top from Rodriguez finds Gutierrez in the box but Papastathopoulos hooks the ball clear in the nick of time. The resulting corner is crossed back in and hammered over by Rodriguez.

17:34: With a slight break in place as Gutierrez gets some treatment for some blood above the eye, there is just enough time to point you in the direction of our preview video of England v Italy at the top of this page. Worth a watch before the 11pm kick-off I would say.

17:30: Half chance for Greece. Free-kick from the left is in towards Torosidis, but his header comes off his shoulder and bounces wide. Some ambition at last from the Greeks.

17:28: Manolas saves Greece from going two down with a brilliant tackle on Gutiérrez as he looks to power through on goal. Colombia not exerting a great deal of authority but Greece are offering so little they can be safe in knowledge their lead is safe. Yellow card for Carlos Sanchez for a diving tackle on Samaras.

17:19: Greece have had much of the play since the goal but are really struggling to offer a threat other than sending the ball forward at will. Colombia starved of possession but look dazzling and exciting every time they pick up possession.

17:10: What a start for Colombia! Cuadrado twists and turns and his cross evades Rodriguez but the ball finds Armero shoots first time and the ball deflects beyond Karnezis and into the corner. Greece go down the other end and almost equalise and Samaras crosses for Kone, who slices wide.

Goal: Colombia 1-0 Greece (Pablo Armero)

17:02: Under way in Belo Horizonte.

16:59: There is a small section of blue but this is essentially a Colombian home match, something made quite clear by the reception to the national anthem which goes on for a minute or so after the music has faded out.

16:57: Teams on their way in Belo-Horizonte and there is a signficant Colombian support inside the ground if the swaithes of yellow are anything to go by. Time for the anthems.

16:54: We have had 15 goals in the opening four matches of this tournament, but what can we expect from this game? Colombia, playing their fist World Cup match for 16 years, will be under pressure to get off to a winning start while Greece will surely be keen on keeping things tight ahead of their slightly easier remaining matches against Japan and Ivory Coast.

16:49: After listless World Cup performances at the 1992 and 2010 World Cups, the Euro 2004 champions Greece will be keen to make an impression. They did reach the knock-out phase at Euro 2012 after beating Russia but with a reputation as shrewd at the the back and unambitious in attack, it's difficult to see them competing against some of the strong oppositio at this finals.

16:43: So what can we expect from the early kick-off then? Well after a serious knee injury to Radamel Falcao, Colombia have gone from dark horses to perenial outsiders at this tournament and though they have a easy group draw and seemingly an alarm-free pasage to the last eight, they don't possess the same threat without the Monaco forward. James Rodriguez is their star man so to speak and he'll operate from wide. Greece bring with them a reputation of solidity and a lack of ambition in the final third but in an open Group C they could produce a shock in Brazil. Fernando Santos has added an edge to the Greeks but will it be enough to see them get out of the group?

16:26: Few bits and pieces from the team news for our first game of the day. Colombia have Pablo Armero at left-back but Jackson Martinez is left out amid some injury fears, with the attack led by Segundo Ibardo and Teofilo Gutierrez. For Greece, Fanis Gekas - pulled out of retirement by manager Fernando Santos for the qualifying campaign - begins in attack. Kostas Mitroglou, who spent much of the second half the season out with a knee injury, misses out.

16:17: Teams:

Colombia: Ospina, Zapata, Yepes, Sanchez, Armero, Aguilar, Gutierrez, Rodriguez, Cuadrado, Ibarbo, Zuniga

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

16:14: Granted, there are three other games tody but forgive us if we focus on England ahead of their opening game against Italy. Some breaking pre-match injury news regarding Italy, who are expected to be without their goalkeeper and captain Gianluigi Buffon after the Juventus stopped rolled his a ankle in training. The PSG goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu will be his stad in. Not ideal preparation for the four-time winners.

16:00: Does England expect? Roy Hodgson's men face their day of destiny as their World Cup campaign begins in earnest against Italy in the sweltering humidity in Manuas. Victory will be a huge step towards the knock-out phase while anything else will keep us all guessing again. Either way, don't expect it to be easy viewing. Elsewhere on day three of the World Cup, we have three other games to attempt to gain their attention. Colombia take on Greece, Englands group rivals Uruguay and Costa Rica face off in the early evening before the late kick-off on Sunday morning sees Ivory Coast take on Japan. We'll have live coverage of all four games including all the build up to England's opening game. No need to move a muscle.