This live event has finished
Costa Rica win. England are coming home.
Insinge lifts a shot over the bar - this just isn't happening.
This is desperate from Italy. Costa Rica parked the bus a long time ago.
@MarcIles supporting bolton and being English doesn't do much for a fan at the moment! #rebuilding— @GarethHulme 20 June 2014
Cassano gets a shot off from the edge of the box but it doesn't trouble Navas.
Damian strikes towards goal forcing a good save.
@MarcIles Marc,even if the results went for us, would entail us beating Costa Rica.It would be setting us up for a massive embarrassing fail— @ppainsworth 20 June 2014
Italy have brought on Cassano, a striker, for Thiago Motta. Hopefully that means a bit more attacking in the next 45.
Great cross from Diaz on the left - but Buffon couldn't collect.
Ruiz heads home - it's a disaster for England.
GOAL Costa Rica
Big penalty appeal for for Costa Rica as Chielini bundled Ruiz over
Ruiz crosses for Duarte, whose flicked header lands on the top of the net. Another escape for Italy.
Bolanos forced a good save out of Buffon. Fairly even first half.
Balotelli sweeps a shot towards goal from the edge of the box - finally some signs of life!
@MarcIles I doubt it too even if Italy win both. At this stage I don't really want the pain of desperate hope— @smartcnewry 20 June 2014
Balotelli misses a golden chance - lifting the ball over the keeper, he just got his angles wrong.
Well, 30 mins in and Italy don't look in any hurry to do us a favour...
@MarcIles Italy have not started well— @jameswaddicker 20 June 2014
@MarcIles Stranger things have happened ! THE GREAT ESCAPE IS ON— @RosscoffBrown 20 June 2014
@MarcIles even if we do it's just delaying the inevitable— @Graham_Down 20 June 2014
Can England stay alive??
The FA have apparently asked Roy Hodgson to stay on as manager. I think that's a sensible decision - no-one better out there that I can see.
Borges heads over the top for Itlay - Buffon was all at sea.
C'mon Italy - time to get the three points that will keep this one alive fo England.