The World Cup continued yesterday with a thrilling showcase between England and Italy, with the Azzurri coming out on top 2-1 after a goal from Mario Balotelli shortly after halftime. England’s offense was sharp, but their defense proved to be their downfall as they allowed Italy to control the tone throughout. Elsewhere, Costa Rica cruised to a 3-1 win over Uruguay despite holding only 46% of possessions. Colombia put a 3-0 pounding on Greece which was extended with a last-minute goal from James Rodríguez, while Ivory Coast handled Japan 2-0. If you’ve been having trouble keeping up with who’s wearing what on the pitch, hit the gallery above for a rundown of yesterday’s best boots and keep it locked here for continued cleat coverage from the World Cup.
Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things pop culture, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.