Estadio Mineirão - Belo Horizonte 24/06/2014 - 18:00CET (13:00 local time)

Final tournament - Group stage - Group D

Costa Rica - England
0-0
 

Costa Rica - England 0-0 - 24/06/2014 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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England bow out with Costa Rica stalemate

Published: Tuesday 24 June 2014, 19.00CET
England bow out with Costa Rica stalemate
England's Luke Shaw (right) is tackled by Bryan Ruiz of Costa Rica ©Getty Images

England's FIFA World Cup campaign ended with a goalless draw against Costa Rica at the Estadio Mineirão, the result ensuring the Central American side progressed to the round of 16 as Group D winners.

Already eliminated ahead of the match in Belo Horizonte, having lost to both Italy and Uruguay, England threatened sporadically throughout the first half with Daniel Sturridge particularly dangerous – although the closest anyone came to a goal was a Celso Borges free-kick against the crossbar. Costa Rica were already destined for the last 16, having won their first two fixtures, but it was Roy Hodgson's side who continued to show the greater initiative in the second period, Sturridge curling their best opening narrowly wide as they had to settle for a draw.

Match statistics

Costa Rica
England

0

Goals scored

0

5

Total attempts

9

2

Attempts on target

1

2

off target

5

3

blocked

1

1

against woodwork

0

3

Corners

7

3

Offsides

1

1

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

17

Fouls committed

16

14

Fouls suffered

15

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    That is the end of the first 45 minutes and the scoreline remains blank. England have had their moments, with Daniel Sturridge looking particularly dangerous, although Celso Borges' free-kick against the crossbar is the closest we have come to a goal.
  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    All over and all over for England as they bow out with a goalless draw. Costa Rica were already through and the stalemate means they finish top of Group D.
  • Substitution
    78
    Barrantes (in) - Borges (out) (Costa Rica)
  • Substitution
    76
    Rooney (in) - Milner (out) (England)
  • Substitution
    73
    Gerrard (in) - Wilshere (out) (England)

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