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Costa Rica v England preview

England have made nine changes for their final World Cup 2014 game against Costa Rica on Tuesday (5pm).

With their elimination already confirmed ahead of the final Group D match, the Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson promised to make changes in Belo Horizonte.

The guessing game began straight after those comments and Hodgson was asked if he could shed any light on the team that would face Costa Rica.

Surprisingly, the England boss named his entire starting line-up for Tuesday's match, with Gary Cahill and Daniel Sturridge the only survivors from last week's 2-1 defeat to Uruguay.

"Well, Ben Foster will play in goal,'' Hodgson said. "The right-back will be Phil Jones.

"Gary Cahill will play centre-half alongside Chris Smalling, and Luke Shaw will play left-back.

"In midfield we will have Milner, Lampard, Wilshere, Barkley, Lallana and Sturridge will play up front.''Hodgson insists this is not a team just to give everyone a run out, though, with the Three Lions boss confident they can win the match - one which they need a positive result from to avoid becoming the first England side to lose all three World Cup group games.

"With a very different team and a lot of players who haven't played in the tournament so far, I wanted everyone to go home from this tournament - or at least as many as possible - having taken part and played in a game, not just training,'' he said.

Costa Rica have already qualified for the last 16, and a point against England would confirm top spot in Group D for Jorge Luis Pinto's side.

Following their wins against Italy (1-0) and Uruguay (3-1), assistant manager Paulo Wanchope says they will make a number of changes ahead of the game with the Three Lions.

\"The first thing is to manage our emotions. We've already qualified but it is important to look forward, it's important to keep growing as a team," said the former Derby County, West Ham United and Manchester City forward.

\"The changes will give some other players some football. It's important to give some football to those who don't normally get any and also to see how they fit into the system."

Central defender Johnny Acosta, who could make his first appearance of the tournament on Tuesday, says his side remain wary of England.

He said: \"England will come to show why they're a powerhouse. Here, no player will want to lose three matches and go home with empty hands.\"