Italy takes it on the chin in the FIFA World Cup group play as Costa Rica continues its torrid pace and European teams continue to struggle.

With Spain and England already doomed to head home after group play, focus continues to be on teams like Columbia, Chile and Costa Rica, who have all played well and advanced to the knockout stages.


In other games Friday:

France drubs Switzerland, 5-2

Ecuador sneaks by Honduras, 2-1


Today's games:

Argentina vs. Iran at noon

Germany vs. Ghana at 3pm

Nigeria vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina at 6pm.