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Costa Rica shock Italy 1-0, to secure their progression and seal England’s elimination from Group D.

by Finbar Smyth Posted on June 21, 2014
Costa Rica beat Italy 1-0 in Recife, courtesy of a solitary Bryan Ruiz goal to send them through,  and seal England’s fate, after Uruguay beat them 2-1 in Sao Paulo the day before....

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Mario Balotelli rises over Gary Cahill to give Italy a 2-1 lead.
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England and Uruguay stunned as Italy and Costa Rica draw first blood in Group D

by Matt Sampson Posted on June 15, 2014
A Mario Balotelli header gave Italy a 2-1 win over rivals England, while three second half goals gave Costa Rica a come-from-behind 3-1 win over Uruguay. [caption id="attachment_13...

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