21 Jun 2014

FIFA World Cup 2014: Italy vs Costa Rica 24th Match in Pictures

Bryan Ruiz's goal in the first-half against Italy sealed England's elimination from the World Cup and saw Costa Rica progress to the last 16 with a fine 1-0 win over Italy in Recife on Friday.

Ruiz struck right at the end of the first-half only minutes after the Costa Ricans had a valid appeal for a penalty waved aside by the referee.

Costa Rica's victory saw them move onto six points and means that pointless England's slim hopes of getting second spot are extinguished as Uruguay and Italy, both on three points, play each other in the final batch of group games.

A Costa Rican fan celebrates as she watches the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup football match against Italy in a giant screen at Democracy Square in San Jose. Costa Rica defeated Italy and reached the second round of the tournament.
Italy's coach Cesare Prandelli reacts during a Group D football match between Italy and Costa Rica.

Costa Rican fan celebrates in San Jose, after defeating Italy 1-0 in a Brazil.

Chilean referee Enrique Roberto Osses Zencovich (L) sprays the mark for an Italy free-kick.

Costa Rica players celebrate after winning 1-0 during a Group D match between Italy and Costa Rica.

Costa Rica's defender Junior Diaz plays the ball during a Group D football match between Italy and Costa Rica.

Costa Rica's defender Michael Umana (R) celebrates as Italy's midfielder Daniele De Rossi (L) and Italy's midfielder Andrea Pirlo stand on the pitch.

Costa Rica's forward Bryan Ruiz (R) scores against Italy's goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.

Costa Rica's forward Bryan Ruiz celebrates after scoring his team's first goal.

Costa Rica's forward Joel Campbell (Below) is challenged by Italy's defender Matteo Darmian.

Costa Rica's goalkeeper Patrick Pemberton (L) and Costa Rica's defender Oscar Duarte celebrate.

Costa Rican fans celebrate in San Jose, after defeating Italy in a Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup football match and reaching the second round of the tournament.

Costa Rican fans react after their team's victory as they watch a telecast on a large screen in Rio de Janerio.

Italian fan reacts as she watches on a giant screen the World Cup football match Italy vs Costa Rica.

Italy's defender Ignazio Abate (R) and Costa Rica's midfielder Christian Bolanos vie for the ball.

Italy's forward Mario Balotelli (L) and Costa Rica's defender Giancarlo Gonzalez vie for the ball.

Italy's forward Mario Balotelli is pictured during a Group D match between Italy and Costa Rica.

Italy's midfielder Andrea Pirlo and Costa Rica's forward Joel Campbell vie for the ball.

Italy's midfielder Andrea Pirlo plays the ball.

Italy's midfielder Claudio Marchisio (L) and Italy's forward Mario Balotelli react after Costa Rica scored.
(AFP Photo)

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