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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.
"We showed today what a good team we can be. Apart from the first ten minutes I thought we dominated."
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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.
FT: #ITA 0-1 #URU Godin's goal the difference as Uruguay go through and eliminate Italy #ITAURU #WorldCup #joinin - http://t.co/54XTbRldbB— FIFAWorldCup (@FIFAWorldCup) 24/06/2014 17:56
has been elected Man of the Match
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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.
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.
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Uruguay have taken the lead against ten-man Italy, which would put La Celeste through to the Round of 16 as things stand.
GOAL: #ITA 0-1 #URU Godin heads home to put Uruguay in front #ITAURU #WorldCup #joinin - http://t.co/54XTbRldbB— FIFAWorldCup (@FIFAWorldCup) 24/06/2014 17:40
The England No10 makes space for himself on the edge of the Costa Rica box and chips an audacious effort at goal. The back-pedalling Navas tips the ball over.
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England's skipper enters the fray to replace Wilshere, who completed 25 out of his 34 passes (73.53 per cent).
From the counter-attack, Costa Rica burst down the England left, but Sterling redeems himself and puts the ball behind. Duarte fouls Foster from the set-piece.
Gonzalez makes an excellent challenge on Sturridge as the Liverpool man looks to get in behind the Costa Rica defence. The corner is cleared as far as Sterling, who loses possession and Los Ticos break.
Los Ticos' star forward is withdrawn.
JUST WIDE! Sturridge plays a nice one-two with Wilshere on the edge of the Costa Rica box. The Liverpool forward opens his body and curls towards goal, but it's inches wide of Navas's right-hand post.
Sterling, who started both of England's previous group games, replaces the Southampton man.
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Italy are down to ten men, though the game in Natal remains goalless.
RED CARD: Claudio Marchisio is sent off for going studs up on Egidio Arevalo #ITAURU #WorldCup #joinin - http://t.co/54XTbRldbB— FIFAWorldCup (@FIFAWorldCup) 24/06/2014 17:21
After Gonzalez takes down Barkley and is duly booked, Lampard hits the free-kick which is blocked by the mass of bodies behind the wall. It breaks to Jones on the edge of the area, but he finds Sturridge in an offside position.
Lallana sprints down the England left and fires a dangerous-looking cross towards Sturridge. Navas pounces and claims.
JAMIE JOINS TWITTER
Former England defender Jamie Carragher has joined social network Twitter, just in time to comment on his country's final game at Brazil 2014.
Hi all, finally joined.— Jamie Carragher (@Jamie Carragher) 24/06/2014 17:10
CHANCE! Shaw collects the ball from a cleared set-piece and hammers towards goal with his right foot from the edge of the Costa Rica penalty area. It loops up after a Costa Rica defender gets in the way and falls to Sturridge, but the Liverpool forward takes a poor first touch and Navas is out swiftly to challenge him. It's cleared away from danger.
England get us underway at the Estadio Mineirao.
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It's also goalless in Natal. Italy would join Costa Rica in the Round of 16 in second place, with Los Ticos topping the group, if the games were to finish with these scorelines.
HT: #ITA 0-0 #URU Italy enjoying possession but few chances for either side so far #ITAURU #WorldCup #joinin - http://t.co/54XTbRldbB— FIFAWorldCup (@FIFAWorldCup) 24/06/2014 16:47
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HALF TIME: It's goalless in Belo Horizonte and there have been very few clear-cut opportunities. Borges' free-kick that Foster tipped onto the bar is the closest either side have come to breaking the deadlock, while Sturridge has had a couple of opportunities for England.
Barkley creates space for himself on the edge of the Costa Rica penalty area after Wilshere set him racing towards the Ticos defence. The Everton man shifts the ball on to his left foot, but snatches at his shot and flies wide.
#CRC v ENG. Come on England, show the world what you can do. Enjoy your match and play for the future.— David Ginola (@David Ginola) 24/06/2014 16:40
Milner is found in space on the English left with a long ball by Lallana. The Manchester City man does well to retain possession, shimmies and lofts the ball into the Costa Rica penalty area. Navas claims with a confident take.
CLOSE! After a succession of corner kicks, Barkley whips a deep ball in from the England left. Jones nods the ball back across goal and Sturridge is there, but the Liverpool man heads just over the bar.
Bryan Ruiz channels a famous No10 to turn Wilshere in the middle of the park. He performs a wonderful Marseille roulette - Zinedine Zidane a famed exponent of the move - which the crowd appreciate with a loud cheer.
CHANCE! Excellent work by Barkley sees the ball worked to Milner on the England left. His lofted ball is nodded down by Barkley and Sturridge appears to have space for a shot. He can't quite get an effort away, as the ball is shepherded back to Navas.
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The first corner is cleared but Costa Rica regain possession as England look to break and earn another corner. The set-piece is whipped in and claimed well by Foster.
GREAT SAVE! Celso Borges whips a devilish free-kick towards goal, which arcs to the opposite side of the English wall. Foster stretches and tips the ball excellently on to the bar and it goes behind for a corner.
A lofted ball bounces invitingly for the England No9, but his dipping half-volley is well off target.
JUST WIDE! Wilshere bursts through the Costa Rica midfield and plays the ball into Sturridge who receives the ball on the half-turn. He hits towards goal and it's wide of the scrambling Navas's left-hand post.
The Costa Ricans look more confident on the ball than England, and most of the opening exchanges have been played out in their attacking third.
JUST WIDE! Campbell find space on the edge of the English box and strikes towards goal, the ball deflects off Cahill and goes behind.
Costa Rica get us underway in Belo Horizonte.
We've had stirring renditions of both anthems and Costa Rica are ready to get us underway.
There are a host of changes for Roy Hodgson's side, but Costa Rica name a strong team - looking to finish the group stage well and top Group D.
1 NAVAS K., 3 GONZALEZ G., 5 BORGES C., 6 DUARTE O., 9 CAMPBELL J., 10 RUIZ B., 14 BRENES R., 15 DIAZ J., 16 GAMBOA C., 17 TEJEDA Y., 19 MILLER R.
13 FOSTER, 5 CAHILL, 7 WILSHERE, 8 LAMPARD, 9 STURRIDGE, 12 SMALLING, 16 JONES, 17 MILNER, 20 LALLANA, 21 BARKLEY, 23 SHAW
Coach Roy Hodgson fields England's second youngest starting XI ever in a World Cup match, with an average age of 25 years and 300 days. Only in 2002 against Sweden (1-1), England had a younger starting lineup (25 years and 208 days).
These are the most-popular line-ups chosen by FIFA.com users.
1 Keylor NAVAS, 2 Johnny ACOSTA, 3 Giancarlo GONZALEZ, 4 Michael UMANA, 5 Celso BORGES, 6 Oscar DUARTE, 7 Christian BOLANOS, 8 Dave MYRIE, 17 Yeltsin TEJEDA, 9 Joel CAMPBELL, 10 Bryan RUIZ
1 Joe HART, 2 Glen JOHNSON, 3 Leighton BAINES, 5 Gary CAHILL, 6 Phil JAGIELKA, 4 Steven GERRARD, 7 Jack WILSHERE, 8 Frank LAMPARD, 15 Alex OXLADE CHAMBERLAIN, 9 Daniel STURRIDGE, 10 Wayne ROONEY
"If we get Colombia, the professor (Pinto) knows them really well, he knows everything about his country and so we could have something of an advantage."
FRANK LAMPARD ON INTERNATIONAL RETIREMENT
"This is not the time and place to make the decision. Sometimes when you are away for a month you don't always come up with the right judgement."
Frank Lampard says he will consider his England future once he returns home from the FIFA World Cup.
"With a very different team and a lot of players who haven't played in the tournament so far, I wanted everyone to go home from this tournament - or at least as many as possible - having taken part and played in a game, not just training."
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"The love we're getting from the fans is so powerful."
THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE
Algeria's Djamel Haimoudi is the referee for today's match, he also refereed Australia-Netherlands, a game which saw him hand out two yellow cards (to Tim Cahill and Robin van Persie) from 43 fouls committed.
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England's elimination means they have not progressed from the first group phase for the first time since 1958.
ROUND OF 16
Half of the participants in the knockout stages of Brazil 2014 are already decided. Will it be Italy or Uruguay who join Costa Rica in the next round?
ROUND OF 16 SO FAR: #ARG, #BEL, #BRA, #CHI, #COL, #CRC, #MEX, #NED #WorldCup http://t.co/gWpB0YQEox http://t.co/RI7gwGUnD8— FIFAWorldCup (@FIFAWorldCup) 24/06/2014 14:56
DISCOVER COSTA RICA & ENGLAND
Take a look at the differing cultures of the two countries clashing in Group D today.
#CRC LINE-UP: Navas, Gonzalez, Borges, Duarte, Campbell, Ruiz (c), Brenes, Diaz, Gamboa, Tejeda, Miller #CRCENG #WorldCup #joinin— FIFAWorldCup (@FIFAWorldCup) 24/06/2014 14:51
#ENG LINE-UP: Foster, Cahill, Wilshere, Lampard (c), Sturridge, Smalling, Jones, Milner, Lallana, Barkley, Shaw #CRCENG #WorldCup #joinin— FIFAWorldCup (@FIFAWorldCup) 24/06/2014 14:51
BUENAS TARDES / WELCOME:
Hello and welcome to the final round of games in Group D and we're LIVE from Brazil as Costa Rica take on England in Belo Horizonte. The game, which many England fans would have considered before the tournament as their least difficult challenge, has taken on less significance for the Three Lions, as they have already been eliminated from Brazil 2014. Costa Rica are already in the Round of 16 after incredible wins against Uruguay and Italy, and they'll be looking for the point they need to guarantee top spot. Italy and Uruguay face off in Natal, and we'll be bringing you the big updates from that match. #Joinin with Twitter, Facebook and Instagram which make up our World Cup social hub.
Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte