Costa Rica wins Italy, ranks, and eliminates England
In death group, Caribbean turned to a surprise and are the first guaranteed in the next round
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Costa Rica beat Italy by 1-0 on Friday (20) in Pernambuco Arena in Brasilia. Playing for second round in the World Cup, Caribbean squad is the first in group D rated for the knockout phase of the World.
With the result, England, which lost to Uruguay on Thursday (19), 2-1, is eliminated from the World Cup in Brazil. Next Tuesday (24), British team plays only for pride against the Costa Ricans at Mineirão, in Belo Horizonte.
Costa Rica, on the other hand, being in theory considered the weakest group selection, keeps surprising the World.
In their debut, Costa Ricans had already beaten Uruguay in the match held in Castellan, in Fortaleza, by 3-1.
Against Italy, the goal was scored by PSV's Bryan Ruiz, after 44' , first half. With that victory, Costa Rica remains 100% success in the competition heaping six points and ensuring at least a second place in the group.
After the defeat, Italians remain three points and face Uruguay in a decisive match rating, on next Tuesday (24).
ITALY Buffon; Abate, Barzagli, Chiellini and Darmian; De Rossi, Pirlo, Thiago Motta (Cassano), Marchisio (Cerci) and Candreva (Illustrious); Balotelli. T.: Cesare Prandelli
COSTA RICA Navas; Giancarlo González, Umaña, Duarte; Gamboa, Borges, Tejeda (Cubero), Bolaños, Bryan Ruiz (Brenes) and Junior Díaz; Joel Campbell (Ureña). Coach: Jorge Luis Pinto
Stadium: Arena Pernambuco in Recife Referee: Enrique Osses (CHI) Goal: Ruíz, after 43 min the first time Yellow cards: Balotelli (R) and Cubero (C)
Translated by Henrique Bastos