Costa Rica will play Greece on Sunday as both sides look to book their place in the World Cup 2014 quarter-finals. Costa Rica will be favorites having emerged as group winners of one of the most difficult groups in the World Cup this year, which included three former World Cup champions in Italy, England and Uruguay. They will be hoping to continue their fine form and continue to surprise fans. The game will kick off at 4 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the ESPN network or online through free live stream (details below).
In team news, Costa Rica is expected to revert back to the same starting line up that defeated Italy in their second game of the World Cup. They rested a number of players against England in their final group game as they had already qualified for the Last 16, having already defeated Italy and Uruguay.
For Greece, captain Kostas Katsouranis is back, having been suspended for the Ivory Coast match, which Greece won to shock everyone and make the Last 16.
In all honesty, not many expected either of these two teams to make it out of their groups. However, both have shocked fans and pundits by making it through to the knock out stages, and their reward is a game against equally un-fancied opposition, and both teams will feel they have a good chance at winning and going through to the last 8 of the competition.
Midfielder Yeltsin Tejeda has admitted ahead of the game: "We were thinking more about Colombia and the Ivory Coast. Now we have to change the video cassette."
Greece have been criticized for an extremely defensive strategy in their games so far. However, coach Fernando Santos dismissed criticism saying: "I can only laugh as it is a joke. In football one attacks and one defends. We know how to defend well and we are very good on the counter-attack. This big success belongs to the players."
The game between Costa Rica and Greece will kick off at 4 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the ESPN network or online through free live stream by clicking here.