Following England's defeat to Uruguay on Thursday evening, Roy Hodgson's side must now hope Italy do them a favour in order to keep their slim hopes of reaching the knockout stage alive.
Mario Balotelli has acknowledged this and, if he helps Italy to victory against Costa Rica on Friday, wants a kiss from the Queen for his troubles. It's a small price to pay.
However, the price of Balotelli to score and Italy to beat Costa Rica on Friday looks an inviting prospect with William Hill's headline offer of 6/4 for that outcome. Want a bit more value for your money? The Milan striker to score first and Italy to win 3-1 returns 40/1.