• This will be the first ever meeting between Costa Rica and England.
  • If Costa Rica avoid defeat, they will finish as the top team in Group D.
  • Costa Rica have scored in all seven of their previous World Cup meetings with teams from Europe.
  • England have not lost all three group games at a major tournament since the 1988 European Championships.
  • England have never recorded zero points in a World Cup group.
  • Victory over Italy meant that Costa Rica have won successive World Cup matches for the first time.
  • England have been eliminated at the first group stage of a World Cup for the first time since 1958.
  • Wayne Rooney has scored one and assisted the other of England’s two goals at this World Cup.
  • Roy Hodgson has lost his last four games at the World Cup, two with Switzerland and two with England.
  • England have conceded eight goals in their last three World Cup games, as many as the previous 14 games combined.
  • Costa Rica have already qualified for the last 16. The last time they reached the knock-out stages was 1990.
  • Wayne Rooney, Glen Johnson & Leighton Baines have created 15 of England’s 26 goalscoring chances at World Cup 2014 (five each).
  • Danny Welbeck has had one shot and created no chances in two appearances at the 2014 World Cup.