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How to watch England v Costa Rica live on TV and online

England’s time at the 2014 World Cup is coming to end less than 10 days after it all started with a game that was supposed to be the easy one against already-qualified Costa Rica.

As with all the other games broadcast from this summer’s jamboree of football in Brazil, this one is on free-to-air TV and this evening it falls to ITV to fill fans in on the action from Belo Horizonte.

Coverage of all the action from England v Costa Rica gets underway at 4pm BST with an hour’s worth of build up with Adrian Chiles and chums before the game itself kicks off live at 5pm.

ITV has a variety of options for those wanting to watch the game. Anyone with a television set can tune into the channel itself and football fans not lucky enough to be next to a TV set will be able to click through to ITV Player and catch all the action.

Roy Hodgson, the England manager, is expected to field an experimental side including young left back Luke Shaw, Jack Wilshere and the game could well be veteran midfield Frank Lampard’s last bite at the international cherry.

English fans will also get another look at the tournament’s proverbial cat-amongst-the-pigeons side, Costa Rica, that has already upset Italy and Uruguay, and will want to add England to its list of slain giants.

Score updates from the Italy v Uruguay will be relayed throughout the game to viewers and it would be sensible to bookmark ITV Player right away to avoid being delayed in the lead up to kick off.

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