Arena Pernambuco - Recife 20/06/2014 - 18:00CET (13:00 local time)

Final tournament - Group stage - Group D

Italy - Costa Rica
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Italy stunned as Ruiz helps Costa Rica progress

Published: Friday 20 June 2014, 19.00CET
Italy stunned as Ruiz helps Costa Rica progress
Bryan Ruiz is congratulated after scoring for Costa Rica against Italy ©Getty Images

Costa Rica reached the FIFA World Cup last 16 for the first time since 1990 as Bryan Ruiz's header at the end of the first half proved enough to see off Italy in Recife.

Costa Rica had largely the better of the first half at the Arena Pernambuco, and got their reward on the stroke of the interval when Fulham FC forward Ruiz headed in. Four-time champions Italy were unable to muster a response and now face a decisive fixture against Uruguay on the final day of Group D. Costa Rica's win also means England are eliminated.

Match statistics

Italy
Costa Rica

0

Goals scored

1

10

Total attempts

12

3

Attempts on target

5

4

off target

4

3

blocked

4

0

against woodwork

0

4

Corners

5

9

Offsides

3

1

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

10

Fouls committed

21

18

Fouls suffered

9

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    The match is all over and Costa Rica are in the last 16 for just the second time, and the first in 24 years. Italy will face Uruguay for Group D's second qualifying berth while the result confirms England are knocked out.
  • Substitution
    81
    Brenes (in) - Ruiz (out) (Costa Rica)
  • Substitution
    74
    Ureña (in) - Campbell (out) (Costa Rica)
  • Yellow Card
    71
    Cubero (Costa Rica) is shown a yellow card.
  • Substitution
    70
    Cerci (in) - Marchisio (out) (Italy)

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