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Ruiz stuns Italy, sends Costa Rica through

Bryan Ruiz headed home the only goal just before the break as Costa Rica upset Italy to book a place in the Round of 16 and eliminate England.

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Quotes

"It was a lovely game and we're really pleased by how Bryan [Ruiz] got his goal at such an important time, just before the interval. We were playing against an incredible team and we’re very proud," Jorge Luis Pinto, Costa Rica coach.

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15:12

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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.

15:09

WHO'S IN, WHO'S OUT
Costa Rica 
join the NetherlandsChile and Colombia in the Round of 16. England join CameroonSpain and Australia on the plane home.

15:03

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."

14:59

SCENARIO: Italy need a draw against Uruguay to progress to the Round of 16 in the pair's clash on TuesdayUruguay must win to continue their World Cup campaign.

14:58
Italy
ItalyITA
Costa Rica
Costa RicaCRC

Statistics

Ball possession

58%
42%
10Fouls Committed24
6Attempts On Target6
10Shots10
0Total Goals scored1
0Penalties scored0
14:58

Goal Counter

67Goals so far
RUIZ B.
ITA0-1CRC
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CRC
RUIZ B.
14:54
RUIZ B.
Costa RicaCRC
Forward

has been elected Man of the Match

81MINUTES PLAYED35TOTAL PASSES1GOALS FOR2SHOTS
14:53
The final whistle sounds.

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.

14:51
90'+BRENES R. (Costa Rica) sees an effort go off target.

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.

14:48
90'CASSANO (Italy) sees an effort go off target.

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.

Man of the Match

has been elected Budweiser MAN OF THE MATCH!

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Match Facts

Recife

Recife is the capital of the state of Pernambuco, in the north-east of Brazil, and the centre of the country's fourth-largest metropolitan area - a conurbation of another 13 cities, including Olinda, with a population of 3.7 million.

Arena Pernambuco

  • Stadium nameArena Pernambuco
  • CityRecife
  • Year constructed2014
  • Overall capacity42610

Weather

  • Partly Cloudy
  • 29° CTemperature
  • 15 m/sWind
  • 70 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Enrique OSSES
    Chile
    ChileCHI
  • Assistant Referee 1: Carlos ASTROZA (CHI)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Sergio ROMAN (CHI)
  • Fourth official: ALIOUM (CMR)

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