2014 World Cup: Costa Rica through to knockout stages

Costa Rica produced their second stunning upset in a week to beat a poor Italy side and confirm England’s exit fr om the 2014 World Cup.

The Central Americans fully warranted their win at Arena Pernambuco, which was sealed by a Bryan Ruiz header shortly before half-time.

The Fulham striker’s effort hit the crossbar and bounced over the line, with goalline technology confirming the decision.

The result proved Costa Rica’s victory over Uruguay in Fortaleza had been no fluke, and they might have won more comfortably had they been awarded a penalty when Arsenal striker Joel Campbell was clearly fouled in the area.

Read more at: BBC Sport


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