Italy 0 - 1 Costa Rica

Match info: FIFA World Cup - Gp D at Arena Pernambuco

Date: 20/06/2014 KO: 17:00 Ref: Enrique Osses Att: 40,285

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Costa Rica

Bryan Ruiz 44

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  • That's all from this minute-by-minute commentary - thanks for joining me. Match report, reaction and player ratings to follow.

  • England face Costa Rica in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday, but it will be a strange occasion. Second-string line-ups on show, more than likely.

  • Full-time: Italy 0 Costa Rica 1 (Bryan Ruiz 44). England are out of the World Cup; Costa Rica are through to the last 16.

  • Last minute. Costa Rica preparing to celebrate...

  • Brenes goes close with a long-range shot that whistles just past the top corner.

  • We'll have four minutes of stoppage time.

  • Cassano connects with Cerci's corner but he can only pok a shot wide off the goal under pressure from Umana.

  • Costa Rica will qualify if they win this game, but they won't win the group tonight. Under FIFA rules, if teams are level on points they will be separated by goal difference, then goals scored and then on the head-to-head record between the sides.

  • Great recovery from Chiellini as Urena escaped into the box. The Juventus centre-back stood up and blocked the shot.

  • Final change for Costa Rica (81) - Brenes ON, goalscorer Bryan Ruiz OFF.

  • Costa Rica allowing Italy to have more of the ball now. The Azzurri are up to 59% possession in the match, but they don't look like scoring at the moment.

  • Urena tries to make space in the box but he can't keep hold of the ball and Italy launch another attack. The Azzurri look disjointed, however, and that spells bad news for England. Costa Rica are on course to win Group D here, leaving Italy and Uruguay in a straight shootout for second place.

  • Second change for Costa Rica - Urena ON, Campbell OFF. Marcos Urena scored after coming off the bench against Uruguay on Saturday - can he do the same again here?

  • YELLOW CARD! Costa Rica substitute Cubero is booked for blocking a free-kick.

  • Final change for Italy - Cerci ON, Marchisio OFF.

  • YELLOW CARD! Balotelli is the first player booked this afternoon (69). The Italy striker petulantly pulled back Duarte in the box, a good spot by the linesman.

  • Midway through the second half, and Costa Rica make their first change - Cubero ON, Tejeda OFF.

  • The Costa Rica fans are having a marvellous afternoon in Recife. The Italy supporters look pig sick.

  • The flag keeps going up against Balotelli. The Italy striker has now committed six offside offences in this World Cup campaign. Robin van Persie is next on the list with five.

  • Another scare for Italy as Buffon has to come far out of his goal and clear the ball. Danger averted, however,


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