Monday, Nov 24, 2014

FIFA World Cup: Hugs for Costa Rica, kiss of death for England

Costa Rica leads Group D with six points, while Italy and Uruguay have three each before Tuesday’s showdown. (Source: AP) Costa Rica leads Group D with six points, while Italy and Uruguay have three each before Tuesday’s showdown. (Source: AP)
Associated Press | Recife | Posted: June 21, 2014 2:37 am | Updated: June 21, 2014 9:38 am

providing the Azzurri with four forwards instead of just Balotelli, but the 2006 winners rarely came close to equalizing.

In added time, Costa Rica substitute Randall Brenes nearly doubled the lead with a free kick that was only slightly off target. Then the celebrations began.

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