• A draw is good enough for Italy to qualify as they have a superior goal different to Uruguay. The Uruguayans need to win to reach the knock-out stages.
  • Italy have managed just two wins in nine previous attempts against Uruguay (incl. 1980 Copo d’Oro, D4 L3).
  • Uruguay last faced Italy in the 2013 Confederations Cup; they were beaten for the third place, by way of a penalty shootout.
  • Italy have lost only three of their 19 World Cup games against South American opposition - round 1 game against Chile in 1962, the 1970 final and the 1978 third place game against Brazil.
  • Uruguay have faced Italy twice in the FIFA World Cup; they failed to score in both matches (D1 L1).
  • Uruguay’s third group game against Italy will be their 50th at the World Cup.
  • Italy have been caught offside 18 times in their opening two group games; twice as many times as Uruguay (9).
  • Uruguay have scored three goals from just five shots on target so far.
  • Luis Suarez has netted five times in his seven World Cup appearances.
  • Edinson Cavani has played a hand in three of Uruguay’s last five goals at the World Cup (two goals and one assist).
  • Mario Balotelli (6) and Antonio Candreva (4) have had 50% of Italy’s shots on goal so far (20; excluded blocked).
  • Daniele De Rossi has attempted 212 passes for Italy so far in the World Cup.