Costa Rica produced their second stunning upset in a week to beat a poor Italy side and confirm England's exit from the 2014 World Cup.

The Central Americans fully warranted their win at Arena Pernambuco, which was sealed by a Bryan Ruiz header shortly before half-time.

The Fulham striker's effort hit the crossbar and bounced over the line, with goalline technology confirming the decision.

The result proved Costa Rica's victory over Uruguay in Fortaleza had been no fluke, and they might have won more comfortably had they been awarded a penalty when Arsenal striker Joel Campbell was clearly fouled in the area.

World Cup 2014: Bryan Ruiz shocks Italy with opening goal

World Cup 2014: Bryan Ruiz shocks Italy with opening goal

Italy were a shadow of the side that beat England in Manaus, and drop into second place in Group D, behind Costa Rica. Uruguay are third on goal difference.

The result confirmed what England had feared after Thursday's 2-1 defeat by Uruguay in Sao Paulo, and means Roy Hodgson's side will be eliminated whatever the result against Costa Rica in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday.

Italy face Uruguay in Natal at the same time.

History was not on England's side going into this contest. Italy had failed to win their second group match at any of the previous three World Cups.

One man who had been present on all three occasions was goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. Having missed Italy's opening game against England, the Juventus captain was passed fit to play in his fourth World Cup, becoming only the fifth Italian to do so.

On his return, there were signs of rust as Costa Rica controlled much of the first half.

Costa Rica have reached the knockout stages of the World Cup for the second time in their history after 1990

Costa Rica have scored in each of their seven World Cup games against European teams

The Italy goalkeeper came for a corner but missed, only for Celso Borges to head just over. Buffon got down smartly to save a low shot from the excellent Christian Bolanos but the real drama was still to come.

Mario Balotelli wasted Italy's best chance when he ran on to Andrea Pirlo's superb pass and shot wide, before the half burst into life shortly before the interval with two key incidents.

Analysis

"An unbelievable performance from Costa Rica. In every single department, they have been better than Italy. Second balls, first into the tackle, a great goal and should have had a penalty."

In the first, Campbell checked back onto his left foot and ran at the Italian defence with typical vigour. His run was ended in the penalty area, as defender Giorgio Chiellini cut across the 21-year-old as he prepared to shoot.

It looked a clear penalty, but Chilean referee Enrique Osses waved play on to the disbelief of those in the Arena Pernambuco.

Costa Rica would not be denied, though.

Within a minute, they came forward again. Bolanos swung the ball wide to the left flank where Junior Diaz curled an inviting ball towards Ruiz at the back post. The Fulham forward connected with a header that first struck the crossbar and then bounced down, beyond the dive of Buffon, and over the line.

It was no more than Costa Rica deserved.

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Italy could only get better, but any improvement was marginal. Pirlo tested Navas with a free-kick that wobbled and dipped, while Matteo Darmian thumped a rising shot that was tipped over the bar by the Costa Rica goalkeeper.

But Italy were flat as the game wore on and could make no impression on an organised Costa Rica side. They will now face Uruguay next Tuesday with the winner joining Costa Rica in the last 16.

Italy forward Mario Balotelli

Italy forward Mario Balotelli cannot believe he has missed a glaring chance with the game goalless

Costa Rica's Bryan Ruiz celebrates scoring against Italy

Skipper Bryan Ruiz celebrates putting Costa Rica into the last-16 for only the second time. They reached the same stage on their World Cup debut in 1990, before losing 4-1 to Czechoslovakia after extra time

Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini in action against Costa Rica

Defender Giorgio Chiellini reacts as Italy are beaten by Costa Rica. They must avoid defeat against Uruguay in their final group game on 24 June to advance

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Costa Rica fans celebrate as their team make it two wins out of two to go through to the last 16

Costa Rica midfielder Jose Cubero

Costa Rica midfielder Jose Cubero celebrates at the final whistle

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Italy

  • 01 Buffon
  • 07 Abate
  • 04 Darmian
  • 16 De Rossi
  • 15 Barzagli
  • 03 Chiellini
  • 06 Candreva (Insigne - 57' )
  • 05 Motta (Cassano - 45' )
  • 09 Balotelli Booked
  • 21 Pirlo
  • 08 Marchisio (Cerci - 69' )

Substitutes

  • 02 De Sciglio
  • 10 Cassano
  • 11 Cerci
  • 12 Sirigu
  • 13 Perin
  • 14 Aquilani
  • 17 Immobile
  • 18 Parolo
  • 19 Bonucci
  • 20 Paletta
  • 22 Insigne
  • 23 Verratti

Costa Rica

  • 01 Navas
  • 16 Gamboa
  • 15 Díaz Campbell
  • 04 Umaña
  • 03 Gonzalez
  • 06 Duarte
  • 10 Ruiz (Brenes - 81' )
  • 05 Borges
  • 09 Campbell (Ureña - 74' )
  • 17 Tejeda Valverde (Cubero - 68' Booked )
  • 07 Bolaños

Substitutes

  • 02 Acosta
  • 08 Myrie
  • 11 Barrantes
  • 12 Francis
  • 13 Granados Maroto
  • 14 Brenes
  • 18 Pemberton
  • 19 Miller
  • 20 Calvo
  • 21 Ureña
  • 22 Cubero
  • 23 Cambronero
Ref: Enrique Osses
Att: 40,285

Match Stats

Shots

11 11

On target

4 5

Corners

4 5

Fouls

10 23

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Italy 0, Costa Rica 1.

90:00 +3:40 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Italy 0, Costa Rica 1.

90:00 +1:50

Attempt missed. Randall Brenes (Costa Rica) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Marcos Ureña.

89:28

Attempt missed. Antonio Cassano (Italy) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Alessio Cerci with a cross following a corner.

88:51

Corner, Italy. Conceded by Júnior Díaz.

87:49

Giorgio Chiellini (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:49

Foul by Marcos Ureña (Costa Rica).

85:58

Offside, Italy. Antonio Cassano tries a through ball, but Alessio Cerci is caught offside.

83:58

Matteo Darmian (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:58

Foul by Christian Bolaños (Costa Rica).

83:15

Attempt blocked. Marcos Ureña (Costa Rica) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Júnior Díaz.

82:25

Hand ball by Randall Brenes (Costa Rica).

81:21

Attempt missed. Lorenzo Insigne (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Alessio Cerci.

80:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Costa Rica. Randall Brenes replaces Bryan Ruiz.

79:38

Andrea Pirlo (Italy) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

79:38

Foul by José Cubero (Costa Rica).

77:53

Ignazio Abate (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:53

Foul by Christian Bolaños (Costa Rica).

74:10

Ignazio Abate (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:10

Foul by Christian Bolaños (Costa Rica).

73:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Costa Rica. Marcos Ureña replaces Joel Campbell.

73:13

Offside, Italy. Ignazio Abate tries a through ball, but Alessio Cerci is caught offside.

72:13

Daniele De Rossi (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:13

Foul by Joel Campbell (Costa Rica).

70:51 Booking

Booking José Cubero (Costa Rica) is shown the yellow card.

70:35

Antonio Cassano (Italy) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

70:35

Foul by Giancarlo Gonzalez (Costa Rica).

68:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Italy. Alessio Cerci replaces Claudio Marchisio.

68:15 Booking

Booking Mario Balotelli (Italy) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

68:07

Foul by Mario Balotelli (Italy).

68:07

Júnior Díaz (Costa Rica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Costa Rica. José Cubero replaces Yeltsin Tejeda.

65:54

Offside, Italy. Claudio Marchisio tries a through ball, but Lorenzo Insigne is caught offside.

65:08

Foul by Ignazio Abate (Italy).

65:08

Christian Bolaños (Costa Rica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:46

Foul by Mario Balotelli (Italy).

62:46

Giancarlo Gonzalez (Costa Rica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:35

Foul by Claudio Marchisio (Italy).

61:35

Júnior Díaz (Costa Rica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:10

Attempt saved. Antonio Cassano (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

60:53

Claudio Marchisio (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:53

Foul by Christian Bolaños (Costa Rica).

60:16

Claudio Marchisio (Italy) wins a free kick on the right wing.

60:16

Foul by Júnior Díaz (Costa Rica).

59:45

Foul by Ignazio Abate (Italy).

59:45

Christian Bolaños (Costa Rica) wins a free kick on the left wing.

59:12

Offside, Italy. Claudio Marchisio tries a through ball, but Lorenzo Insigne is caught offside.

58:52

Offside, Costa Rica. Bryan Ruiz tries a through ball, but Joel Campbell is caught offside.

58:07

Offside, Costa Rica. Bryan Ruiz tries a through ball, but Christian Bolaños is caught offside.

56:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Italy. Lorenzo Insigne replaces Antonio Candreva.

55:40

Offside, Italy. Daniele De Rossi tries a through ball, but Mario Balotelli is caught offside.

53:06

Attempt saved. Celso Borges (Costa Rica) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

52:20

Offside, Italy. Daniele De Rossi tries a through ball, but Antonio Cassano is caught offside.

52:05

Attempt saved. Andrea Pirlo (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

51:15

Antonio Cassano (Italy) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

51:15

Foul by Michael Umaña (Costa Rica).

50:21

Corner, Italy. Conceded by Keylor Navas.

50:19

Attempt saved. Matteo Darmian (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Antonio Cassano.

50:08

Andrea Pirlo (Italy) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

50:08

Foul by Bryan Ruiz (Costa Rica).

49:10

Attempt missed. Giancarlo Gonzalez (Costa Rica) header from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right. Assisted by Christian Bolaños with a cross following a corner.

48:17

Corner, Costa Rica. Conceded by Ignazio Abate.

47:34

Offside, Costa Rica. Keylor Navas tries a through ball, but Joel Campbell is caught offside.

46:55

Foul by Matteo Darmian (Italy).

46:55

Joel Campbell (Costa Rica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:05

Corner, Italy. Conceded by Giancarlo Gonzalez.

45:31

Antonio Cassano (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:31

Foul by Bryan Ruiz (Costa Rica).

45:00

Second Half begins Italy 0, Costa Rica 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Italy. Antonio Cassano replaces Thiago Motta.

45:00 +2:11 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Italy 0, Costa Rica 1.

45:00 +1:13

Thiago Motta (Italy) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +1:13

Foul by Yeltsin Tejeda (Costa Rica).

45:00 +0:51

Andrea Barzagli (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +0:51

Foul by Christian Bolaños (Costa Rica).

43:53 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Italy 0, Costa Rica 1. Bryan Ruiz (Costa Rica) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Júnior Díaz with a cross.

42:34

Attempt blocked. Mario Balotelli (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

41:14

Attempt missed. Oscar Duarte (Costa Rica) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Bryan Ruiz with a cross following a corner.

40:26

Corner, Costa Rica. Conceded by Giorgio Chiellini.

38:46

Attempt saved. Bryan Ruiz (Costa Rica) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Celso Borges.

37:45

Offside, Italy. Andrea Pirlo tries a through ball, but Mario Balotelli is caught offside.

35:48

Attempt saved. Christian Bolaños (Costa Rica) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Michael Umaña.

35:19

Attempt blocked. Antonio Candreva (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Thiago Motta.

34:10

Daniele De Rossi (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:10

Foul by Júnior Díaz (Costa Rica).

33:32

Offside, Italy. Andrea Pirlo tries a through ball, but Matteo Darmian is caught offside.

32:23

Attempt saved. Mario Balotelli (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Thiago Motta with a headed pass.

31:39

Matteo Darmian (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:39

Foul by Cristian Gamboa (Costa Rica).

30:40

Attempt missed. Mario Balotelli (Italy) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andrea Pirlo with a through ball.

27:32

Andrea Pirlo (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:32

Dangerous play by Bryan Ruiz (Costa Rica).

26:29

Attempt missed. Thiago Motta (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

25:26

Claudio Marchisio (Italy) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

25:26

Foul by Yeltsin Tejeda (Costa Rica).

24:30

Offside, Italy. Claudio Marchisio tries a through ball, but Mario Balotelli is caught offside.

22:58

Foul by Mario Balotelli (Italy).

22:58

Giancarlo Gonzalez (Costa Rica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:08

Corner, Costa Rica. Conceded by Giorgio Chiellini.

15:17

Corner, Costa Rica. Conceded by Claudio Marchisio.

13:50

Offside, Italy. Daniele De Rossi tries a through ball, but Ignazio Abate is caught offside.

11:33

Hand ball by Christian Bolaños (Costa Rica).

10:50

Foul by Bryan Ruiz (Costa Rica).

10:50

Giorgio Chiellini (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10:19

Cristian Gamboa (Costa Rica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10:19

Foul by Andrea Pirlo (Italy).

8:28

Oscar Duarte (Costa Rica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:28

Foul by Mario Balotelli (Italy).

8:02

Corner, Italy. Conceded by Giancarlo Gonzalez.

7:37

Foul by Bryan Ruiz (Costa Rica).

7:37

Matteo Darmian (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:52

Attempt missed. Celso Borges (Costa Rica) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Christian Bolaños with a cross following a corner.

5:57

Corner, Costa Rica. Conceded by Andrea Barzagli.

5:55

Attempt blocked. Yeltsin Tejeda (Costa Rica) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Christian Bolaños.

5:06

Foul by Oscar Duarte (Costa Rica).

5:06

Claudio Marchisio (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:21

Júnior Díaz (Costa Rica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:21

Foul by Ignazio Abate (Italy).

1:33

Attempt saved. Christian Bolaños (Costa Rica) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Bryan Ruiz.

0:29

Offside, Italy. Andrea Pirlo tries a through ball, but Claudio Marchisio is caught offside.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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