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An incredible result for Costa Rica is the appetiser on a truly exciting day of World Cup action. Next on the menu is Switzerland-France, so head on over to the Global Stadium for that match.
WHO'S IN, WHO'S OUT
Costa Rica join the Netherlands, Chile and Colombia in the Round of 16. England join Cameroon, Spain and Australia on the plane home.
JORGE LUIS PINTO
"The people of Costa Rica deserve it. This is for them. We controlled the game. It was as I expected it. We've beaten a great team."
SCENARIO: Italy need a draw against Uruguay to progress to the Round of 16 in the pair's clash on Tuesday. Uruguay must win to continue their World Cup campaign.
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|0||Total Goals scored||1|
has been elected Man of the Match
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FULL TIME: Costa Rica progress to the World Cup round of 16 for the second time, exactly 24 years to the day that they confirmed their first knockout appearance. As a result, England are eliminated and Italy-Uruguay on Tuesday becomes a direct shoot-out for knockout qualification. Bryan Ruiz's excellent first half header was enough for Los Ticos to see off Cesare Prandelli's side today.
Costa Rica's No14 receives the ball on the edge of the Italian area and curls a great effort at goal, but it's just past a diving Buffon's left-hand post.
The ball is curled to the back post by Cerci and the Parma forward gets to the ball ahead of his defender but it's poked wide.
|Cesare PRANDELLI (ITA)||Jorge Luis PINTO (COL)|