Costa Rica stunned the 2006 World Champions with a first half goal from captain Bryan Ruiz enough to ensure a last 16 spot.
Costa Rica did tonight what all of the England fans were hoping against. They pulled off a second straight upset in 2 matches, this time Italy were on the receiving side.
Bryan Ruiz headed home the only goal of the game as Costa Rica stunned Italy 1-0 and booked their place in the knockout stages of the World Cup with a game to spare.
When the World Cup Groups were announced, many would have thought that Costa Rica are the weakest team in the Group of Death. But after stunning Uruguay in the first match, they swept aside Italy and hence, knocked out England from the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Clearly, Costa Rica were the better team on the night as Italy missed a lot of chances in a match that was played in bright sunshine in Recife.
A below-par Italy now face the prospect of a mouth-watering showdown with Uruguay next Tuesday to determine who will be the other qualifier from Group D.
Here are all the Italy vs Costa Rica Highlights 2014 World Cup.
Italy vs Costa Rica Highlights 2014 World Cup
Italy vs Costa Rica 2014 World Cup Date
June 20, 2014
Italy vs Costa Rica 2014 World Cup Kick Off Time
GMT: 6:00 pm
Indian Standard Time: 9:30 pm
USA: 12:00 pm
Brazil: 1:00 pm
Italy vs Costa Rica 2014 World Cup Venue
Stadium: Arena Pernambuco
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