COME ON, ITALY! It's simple for England fans: only an Italian victory will do. If the Azzurri can do them a favour and beat Costa Rica, England will then need to beat Costa Rica themselves on Tuesday and hope to sneak past their opponents on goal difference. Specifically, Costa Rica need to lose one of the two games by two goals, so let's hope they get that out of the way here.Two problems. The first is that Costa Rica were vastly, vastly better than expected in their first game against Uruguay. Yes, the Uruguayans were awful - no Luis Suarez and no idea how to play without him - but Costa Rica fully deserved to collect three points based on their own performance. The counter-attacks focused on Arsenal striker Joel Campbell (he was on loan at Olympiakos last season and has never actually turned out for the Gunners) looked deadly: his inch-perfect pass to substitute Marco Ureña set up one of the goals of the tournament.Second, this game takes place at lunchtime in Recife, the third most northerly venue. The forecast is 28C with 70% humidity, conditions that will favour the Costa Ricans. Italy struggled terribly last year in Recife during the Confederations Cup, squeezing past Japan 4-3 in a cooler evening match. Says Daniele de Rossi: "We were dying." Oh, brilliant.The key man could conceivably be lining up alongside Joel Campbell at the Emirates next season: Mario Balotelli, on form, will be too much even for the dogged five-man Costa Rican defence. "If we beat Costa Rica," Super Mario tweeted this morning, "I want a kiss, obviously on the cheek, from the UK Queen." Maybe not, but boy would England fans be grateful.