10 Key Factors That Will Decide FIFA World Cup 2014 Group D

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10 Key Factors That Will Decide FIFA World Cup 2014 Group D
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After two matches apiece, one nation has qualified for the knockout stages of the 2014 FIFA World Cup from Group D—but it's one of the former competition winners.

No, it's Costa Rica who are through, having beaten both Uruguay and Italy in their two opening games, guaranteeing themselves passage to the last 16. England, meanwhile, have lost both of their own fixtures—and are already out, while Uruguay and Italy will fight it out for the second spot.

BBC Sport's Ben Smith analysed how Costa Rica fought their way past their group rivals:

"Pinto has modelled himself on Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, basing his side on strong defensive foundations and a swift counter attack. Bryan Ruiz provides the flair, Campbell the power and pace."

Here are 10 factors which could affect how the group pans out on the final day.

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