Costa Rica 1 - 1 Greece

Match info: World Cup - Rnd 16 at Arena Pernambuco

Date: 29/06/2014 KO: 21:00 Ref: Benjamin Williams Att: 41,242

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Costa Rica

Bryan Ruiz 52



Sokratis Papastathopoulos 90+1

FT (ht: 0-0)

Costa Rica win 5-3 on penalties


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  • All over and Costa Rica go through to face Holland in the quarter-finals. What a night!!

  • Opportunity for Umana to win it for Costa Rica. He needs a ball, which appears to have gone missing. He scores!!! High into the top corner. 5-3.

  • Pressure now on Gekas. Long wait, then a fantastic save by Navas. He guesses right and sticks up a hand to parry a well-struck effort. 4-3.

  • Campbell drags himself forward. Has look shattered most of the night. Last ounce of energy sees him roll home in confident fashion. 4-3.

  • Holebas next up. No mistake as he rifles into the corner of the net. Keeper went the right way. 3-3.

  • Gonzalez strides forward. Straight down the middle, as the keeper dives away. 3-2.

  • Lazaros over the next one for Greece. Another great spot kick as he waits for the keeper to move and goes the other way. 2-2.

  • Captain Ruiz next up for Costa Rica. Stuttering run up, but he drills into the top corner. Great penalty. 2-1.

  • Mitroglou steps forward for Greece. Short run up, but no mistake as he sends the keeper the wrong way. 1-1.

  • Borges up first for Costa Rica. He is made to wait as the referee speaks with both goalkeepers. Finally he steps up. No sign of nerves as he fires into the roof of the net. 1-0.

  • Looks like Greece coach Fernando Santos has been sent to the stands. He was involved in a heated exchange with the referee and has been removed from the field.

  • Costa Rica 1 Greece 1. All over and we will require penalties in order to find a winner. Tough on both sides, as they have given their all, but it now comes down to a test of nerve.

  • Corner comes to nothing and Costa Rica win a free-kick on the edge of their own box. Navas has kept them in this with that save. They now need him to produce more heroics in the shoot-out.

  • Samaras crosses from the left, but again he can't get anything behind the ball. Campbell counters, but sees the ball taken off him. Up the other end and Mitroglou thinks he's won it. Navas out to meet him and block brilliantly.

  • Two minutes of stoppage-time to be played.

  • Into the final minute. Anyone fancy being a hero? Holebas with space on the left. He breezes past Brenes, and wins another corner. Surely the last chance for Greece to nick it. Holebas takes, Woeful, hacked clear by the first man - Ruiz.

  • Terrible effort from Mitroglou - is he really worth £12m? He does well to work a yard of space 20 yards out, but then slices his shot horribly.

  • Campbell beaten in the air, and goes down. He struggles back to his feet. Greece edge forward once more. Samaras can't feed over a cross. Costa Rica can break. Campbell gets the ball caught under his feet.

  • Corner to Greece. Holebas over it. He swings the ball out, where Diaz can clear. Greece go back left to their set-piece taker, but he hasn't got out quickly enough and the flag goes up.

  • Samaras down the left. He stands over a great cross. Navas does well in the middle to take a step back and claim before the ball floats over his head.


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