Jun 20, 2014 at 5pm UK at ​Arena Pernambuco, Recife
Italy
0-1
Costa Rica

Balotelli (69')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Ruiz (44')
Cubero (71')

Mario Balotelli demands kiss from the Queen if Italy defeat Costa Rica

Italy striker Mario Balotelli demands a kiss from the Queen if his side does England a favour.

Italy striker Mario Balotelli has demanded a kiss from the Queen if his team beats Costa Rica in the World Cup on Friday.

England are relying on the Azzurri to keep them in the tournament by defeating the Central American side and Uruguay in their next two matches.

Only two Italy wins will give the Three Lions any hope of remaining in the competition, and Balotelli has taken to Twitter to request personal thanks from the monarch if they pull off the feat.


England crashed to a 2-1 defeat to Uruguay on Thursday evening.

Oscar Duarte of Costa Rica celebrates after scoring his team's second goal past Fernando Muslera of Uruguay during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and Costa Rica at Castelao on June 14, 2014
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