Costa Rica v Greece, 29 June 2014

Score1-1 :: penalties 5-3 to Costa Rica
RefereeBen Williams
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
VenueItaipava Arena Pernambuco, Recife
Attendance41,242
Kick-off 5.00pm local (9.00pm BST) Costa Rica won 5-3 on penalties. After extra-time - 1-1 at 90 minutes. Man of the Match: Keylor Navas (Costa Rica) Assistant referees: Matthew Cream (Australia) Hakan Anaz (Australia) Fourth official: Nawaf Shukralla (Bahrain) Fifth official: Yaser Tulefat (Bahrain) The two teams had never met before. This match was Greece's first ever in the FIFA World Cup knockout stage. Bryan Ruiz opened the scoring in the 52nd minute when Christian Bolaños passed to him and he shot low left-footed from outside the penalty area to the right corner of the net with Greek goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis not moving on his line. Costa Rica were then reduced to 10 men with Óscar Duarte being sent off after picking up a second yellow card. Sokratis Papastathopoulos equalised in injury time shooting into the net from seven yards out after Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas had saved an initial shot from Theofanis Gekas. No goals were scored in extra time, and the match went to a penalty shoot-out. During the intermission before the penalty shoot-out, the Greek coach Fernando Santos was sent off following a dispute with the referee. In the penalty shoot-out, Navas saved Gekas' shot before Michael Umaña scored the winning penalty for Costa Rica hitting it high to the goalkeeper's right. This marked the first time that Costa Rica progressed to the quarter-finals in a FIFA World Cup, where they faced the Netherlands.

1 (5)  Costa Rica

Manager: Jorge Luis Pinto

1 (3)  Greece

Manager: Fernando Santos

Goals:

Bryan Ruiz 52 G

Goals:

Sokratis Papastathopoulos 90 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Keylor Navas
Defender Junior Diaz
Defender Óscar Duarte
Defender Michael Umaña
Defender/Midfielder Cristian Gamboa
Midfielder Christian Bolaños
Midfielder Celso Borges
Midfielder Yeltsin Tejeda
Midfielder/Forward Joel Campbell
Midfielder/Forward Bryan Ruiz (captain)

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis
Defender José Holebas
Defender Giannis Maniatis
Defender Kostas Manolas
Midfielder Giorgios Karagounis (captain)
Midfielder Andreas Samaris
Midfielder/Forward Lazaros Christodoulopoulos

Substitutions:

José Cubero for Yeltsin Tejeda 66
Johnny Acosta for Cristian Gamboa 77
Randall Brenes for Christian Bolaños 83

Substitutions:

Kostas Mitroglou for Andreas Samaris 58
Theofanis Gekas for Dimitrios Salpingidis 69
Konstantinos Katsouranis for Giannis Maniatis 78

Cards:

Óscar Duarte 42 Y
Yeltsin Tejeda 48 Y
Óscar Duarte 66 Y
Óscar Duarte 66 R
Bryan Ruiz 70 Y
Keylor Navas 90 Y

Cards:

Andreas Samaris 36 Y
Kostas Manolas 72 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Daniel Cambronero
Goalkeeper Patrick Pemberton
Defender Johnny Acosta
Defender Waylon Francis
Defender David Myrie
Defender/Midfielder Roy Miller
Midfielder Michael Barrantes
Midfielder Diego Calvo
Midfielder José Cubero
Midfielder Esteban Granados
Forward Randall Brenes
Forward Marco Ureña

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Panagiotis Glykos
Goalkeeper Stefanos Kapino
Defender Vangelis Moras
Defender Loukas Vyntra
Midfielder Giannis Fetfatzidis
Midfielder Panagiotis Kone
Midfielder Alexandros Tziolis
Forward Theofanis Gekas

Comments:

Penalty shoot-out details (Costa Rica went first) 1. Celso Borges - [scored] 2. Bryan Ruiz - [scored] 3. Giancarlo Gonzalez - [scored] 4. Joel Campbell - [scored] 5. Michael Umana - [scored] Unused sub Oscar Grandos was shown a yellow card after 57 minutes.

Comments:

Penalty shoot-out details (Greece went second) 1. Kostas Mitroglou - [scored] 2. Lazaros Christodopoulos - [scored] 3. Jose Holebas - [scored] 4. Theofanis Gekas - [saved]