Jun 20, 2014 at 5pm UK at ​Arena Pernambuco, Recife

0-1


Balotelli (69')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Ruiz (44')
Cubero (71')
Bryan Ruiz of Costa Rica scores his team's first goal past Gianluigi Buffon of Italy during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match on June 20, 2014
Result: Italy stunned by Costa Rica
Costa Rica progress to the last 16 of the World Cup following a shock 1-0 victory in their Group D match against Italy in Recife.
The Match
Player Ratings
Sports Mole takes a look at who impressed during Costa Rica's shock 1-0 victory over Italy in Recife this afternoon.
Analysis
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at Costa Rica's shock 1-0 victory over Italy in Recife, a result that put England out of the World Cup.
Match Report
Costa Rica progress to the last 16 of the World Cup following a shock 1-0 victory in their Group D match against Italy in Recife.
Live Commentary
Relive Costa Rica's 1-0 win over Italy in Recife as the Central Americans booked their place in the last 16 of the World Cup, eliminating England in the process.
HT Report
Bryan Ruiz gives Costa Rica the lead after 45 minutes of their World Cup Group D match against Italy in Recife.
Team News
Gianluigi Buffon is restored to the Italy starting lineup for this evening's World Cup Group D match against Costa Rica.
Preview
Sports Mole looks ahead to the World Cup group encounter between Italy and Costa Rica.
Build-up
Costa Rica's Colombian coach Jorge Luis Pinto celebrates after Costa Rica's forward Joel Campbell (not seen) scored his team's first goal during a Group D football match between Uruguay and Costa Rica at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 F
Jorge Luis Pinto irked by Jose Mourinho comments
Jorge Luis Pinto is out to prove to Jose Mourinho that Costa Rica's win over Uruguay was not a one-off ahead of facing Italy.
Jun 20, 03:25
Costa Rica's Colombian coach Jorge Luis Pinto celebrates after Costa Rica's forward Joel Campbell (not seen) scored his team's first goal during a Group D football match between Uruguay and Costa Rica at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 F
Jorge Luis Pinto wary of Andrea Pirlo threat
Costa Rica manager Jorge Luis Pinto admits that he is aware of the damage that Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo can cause to his team.
Jun 20, 01:52
Italy's Mario Balotelli celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against Czech Republic during their World Cup qualifier on September 10, 2013
Mario Balotelli demands kiss from the Queen if Italy defeat Costa Rica
Italy striker Mario Balotelli demands a kiss from the Queen if his side does England a favour.
Jun 20, 00:31
Italy's forward Mario Balotelli heads the ball to score a goal as England's goalkeeper Joe Hart (L) and England's defender Gary Cahill try to defend during a Group D football match between England and Italy at the Amazonia Arena in Manaus during the 2014
Cesare Prandelli: 'Mario Balotelli is our weapon'
Italy manager Cesare Prandelli hails the impact that Mario Balotelli has made for the national side.
Jun 20, 00:24
Joel Campbell of Costa Rica celebrates scoring his team's first goal with the ball under his jersey as teammates Oscar Duarte and Michael Umana run on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and Costa Rica at Castelao on June 1
Christian Bolanos: 'We can take advantage of conditions'
Costa Rica's Christian Bolanos believes that the tropical conditions in Recife could help his side against Italy on Saturday.
Jun 19, 12:26
Oscar Duarte of Costa Rica celebrates after scoring his team's second goal past Fernando Muslera of Uruguay during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and Costa Rica at Castelao on June 14, 2014
Christian Bolanos: 'We don't want Andrea Pirlo, Mario Balotelli autographs'
Costa Rica midfielder Christian Bolanos says that his teammates will be focused on beating the stars of the Italy national team.
Jun 19, 05:20
Costa Rica players line up for a photo before a Group D football match between Uruguay and Costa Rica at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014
Christian Bolanos: 'Heat favours Costa Rica'
Costa Rica's Christian Bolanos believes that his nation can thrive in the Brazilian heat against Italy and England.
Jun 18, 14:52
Italy's goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu jumps to save a goal during a Group D football match between England and Italy at the Amazonia Arena in Manaus during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014
Salvatore Sirigu unsure if he will keep his place for Italy
Italy goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu admits that he is not sure if he will keep his place in the team for the Azzurri's second World Cup game against Costa Rica on Friday.
Jun 16, 20:18
Juventus's Gianluigi Buffon keeps goal for Italy on September 06, 2011.
Italy unsure of Gianluigi Buffon fitness
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon remains an injury doubt for the team's World Cup encounter with Costa Rica on Friday.
Jun 16, 12:01



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