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Ticos top group with England draw

A goalless draw in Belo Horizonte's Estadio Mineirao has taken Costa Rica through as Group D winners and sent England home as the section's bottom team.

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"It was an even game today against an opponent who was looking for its first win. I’m delighted we’ve topped the group. We are prepared to face whoever comes and we will face them with great confidence," Jorge Luis Pinto, Costa Rica coach.

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15:12

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Thanks for joining us for the final round of games in Group D. England bow out at the first group stage for the first time since 1958, with their youngest squad since that tournament. Costa Rica remain unbeaten in the World Cup group stages for the first time in their history. We've got action from Group C coming up, so join us in our tournament day blog to take in the reaction to Group D's finale and look ahead to the remaining games today: Japan-Colombia and Greece-Côte d'Ivoire.

15:10

ROY HODGSON
"We showed today what a good team we can be. Apart from the first ten minutes I thought we dominated."

15:06

Standings - Group D

TeamsPts MP W D L GF GA
Costa RicaCRC
7321041
UruguayURU
6320144
ItalyITA
3310223
EnglandENG
1301224
14:56
Costa Rica
Costa RicaCRC
England
EnglandENG

Statistics

Ball possession

47%
53%
17Fouls Committed17
3Attempts On Target3
4Shots8
0Total Goals scored0
0Penalties scored0
14:56
14:56

ELSEWHERE IN GROUP D
It's finished in Natal and Uruguay are through to the Round of 16 in second place behind Costa Rica. Italy bow out of Brazil 2014 in third place.

14:55
NAVAS K.
Costa RicaCRC
Goalkeeper

has been elected Man of the Match

90MINUTES PLAYED22TOTAL PASSES0GOALS FOR0SHOTS
14:51
The final whistle sounds.

FULL TIME: It's been an attritional match in Belo Horizonte, and Costa Rica get the point they need to top the group. Los Ticos went closest, with Ben Foster tipping the ball onto the bar from Celso Borges' free-kick in the first half. Daniel Sturridge had several opportunities to grab the winner, but he couldn't manage to end England's poor World Cup campaign with a victory as they finish bottom of Group D.

14:49
90'+GERRARD (England) swings in the corner.
14:45
88'BOLAÑOS C. (Costa Rica) commits a foul.

Gerrard swings in the free-kick from the right-hand side towards Rooney at the far post, but the Manchester United man can't quite get on the end of it.

Man of the Match

Goalkeeper

has been elected Budweiser MAN OF THE MATCH!

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Match Facts

Belo Horizonte

Since the 18th century, during the days of the Inconfidência Mineira - an independence conspiracy against the domination of the Portuguese crown - the state of Minas Gerais gambled with the idea of instating a new capital to replace Ouro Preto.

Estadio Mineirao

  • Stadium nameEstadio Mineirao
  • CityBelo Horizonte
  • Year constructed1965
  • Overall capacity58170

Weather

  • Sunny
  • 24° CTemperature
  • 3 m/sWind
  • 44 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Djamel HAIMOUDI
    Algeria
    AlgeriaALG
  • Assistant Referee 1: Redouane ACHIK (MAR)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Abdelhak ETCHIALI (ALG)
  • Fourth official: Alireza FAGHANI (IRN)

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