Two shock results headlined the English Premier League with Newcastle United winning at Old Trafford for the first time in 41 years and Stoke City beating Chelsea 3-2 at home.
Featuring Carlo Ancelotti on the prospect of signing Lionel Messi, Gabriel Batistuta on Mario Balotelli, Raymond Domenech on France, and Steven Gerrard on Luis Suarez.
With former FIFA World Cup-winners Uruguay, Italy and England all competing in Group D, the outcome looks tough to call, while Costa Rica will be out to perform a heroic shock in trying to negotiate past these football giants.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has dismissed speculation that the club have agreed to sell Luis Suarez should the club fail to qualify for the UEFA Champions League.
Brendan Rodgers said that Luis Suarez's best is still to come after the Uruguayan delivered a stunning four-goal return as Liverpool trounced Norwich City at Anfield.
Manchester United's title defence suffered a massive blow after a shock 1-0 defeat at home to Everton, while Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham all won in midweek English Premier League play.