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.
Claudio Marchisio will miss a month of competition, including Italy's upcoming FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers and Juventus' UEFA Champions League opening group-stage matches after suffering ligament damage.
Italy coach Cesare Prandelli will be forced to shuffle his line-up for the match for third place after Claudio Marchisio joined the growing absentee list for Squadra Azzurra.
Following 120 goalless minutes and 12 successfully converted penalties, Italy’s Leonardo Bonucci fired his spot-kick over and Jesus Navas made no mistake to send Spain into the decider against Brazil.
Juventus overcame a stubborn Torino side to win 2-0 in the Turin derby, while Fiorentina moved up to third with a 3-0 win at Sampdoria, and Roma cruised to a 4-0 victory over Siena.
Two goals up from the first leg, Bayern Munich won 2-0 at Juventus to ease through on aggregate, with Mario Mandzukic and Claudio Pizarro on target in Turin.