Costa Rica coach Pinto wary of wounded England: The mother of football cannot leave pointless

Costa Rica coach Jorge Pinto insists England are favourites ahead of today's World Cup game.

Costa Rica coach Jorge Pinto insists England are favourites ahead of today's World Cup game.

He insists England remain favourites and that it would be unthinkable for them to return home not even having drawn a game - let alone won one.

Pinto fears England's desperation will count against his men and said: "The mother of football cannot leave without points and that makes it very complex.

"It makes the match very hard. England must take some pride out of Brazil. They cannot just leave with crossed arms.

"This means it will be a head-to-head, a one-to-one match.

"Those who come into the team will give their all and fight for their position.

"We want to be No.1 in the group and we deserve to be it."

 
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