Italy v Costa Rica, 20 June 2014

Score1-0 to Costa Rica
RefereeEnrique Osses
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals Group D
VenueItaipava Arena Pernambuco
Attendance40,285
Kick-off 1.00pm local (5.00pm BST) Man of the Match: Bryan Ruiz (Costa Rica) Assistant referees: Carlos Astroza (Chile) Sergio Román (Chile) Fourth official: Néant Alioum (Cameroon) Fifth official: Djibril Camara (Senegal) The two teams had met in one previous match, in a friendly in 1994.[14] Mario Balotelli had Italy's best chance in the first half, lobbing the ball wide from inside the penalty area. Late in the first half, Joel Campbell had a penalty appeal denied, but Costa Rica nevertheless took the lead within a minute, as Júnior Díaz crossed from the left for Bryan Ruiz to head the ball onto the crossbar and over the line from close range. Costa Rica was able to hold on for the win in the second half, ensuring their qualification for the knockout stage, their first since 1990, while simultaneously ensuring England's group stage exit, their first since 1958. Costa Rica became the second country to beat two World Cup champions in the group stage of one tournament, the other being Denmark, who had done it twice in 1986 (Uruguay and West Germany) and 2002 (Uruguay and France). Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon appeared in his fourth World Cup (he was also in the squad for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, but did not appear in any match), the fifth Italian player to do so.

0  Italy

Manager: Cesare Prandelli

1  Costa Rica

Manager: Jorge Luis Pinto

Goals:

Goals:

Bryan Ruiz 44 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon (captain)
Defender Ignazio Abate
Defender Andrea Barzagli
Defender Matteo Darmian
Midfielder Antonio Candreva
Midfielder Daniele De Rossi
Midfielder Claudio Marchisio
Midfielder Thiago Motta
Forward Mario Balotelli
Forward Andrea Pirlo

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 Bryan Ruiz (captain)
Forward Joel Campbell

Substitutions:

Antonio Cassano for Thiago Motta 46
Lorenzo Insigne for Antonio Candreva 57
Alessio Cerci for Claudio Marchisio 69

Substitutions:

José Cubero for Yeltsin Tejeda 68
Marco Ureña for Joel Campbell 74
Randall Brenes for Bryan Ruiz 81

Cards:

Mario Balotelli 69 Y

Cards:

José Cubero 71 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Mattia Perin
Goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu
Defender Leonardo Bonucci
Defender/Centre back Gabriel Paletta
Midfielder Alberto Aquilani
Midfielder Marco Parolo
Midfielder Marco Verratti
Forward Antonio Cassano
Forward Alessio Cerci
Forward Ciro Immobile
Forward Lorenzo Insigne

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