Originally Posted by RJH999
Even if England loses they still might have a shot. Italy will probably beat Costa Rica. That would leave Italy with 6, Costa Rica & Uruguay with 3, and England with 0. If England beats Costa Rica and Italy beats Uruguay, then Italy finishes with 9 & it's a GD battle at 3 points with England, Uruguay, and CR. This is obviously looking way too far ahead lol.
And if both this match and Costa Rica-Italy end in draws, and England and Uruguay win next week, the whole group would be tied at four points! (Highly unlikely.)
England can survive a loss; Uruguay can't. I think England will score the equalizer in the second half; a draw puts them in a much better position to advance, because Costa Rica is a far lesser opponent than Italy.