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Costa Rica 0-0 England

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World Cup 2014: England 0-0 Costa Rica highlights

England's World Cup ended without even the scant consolation of a victory as they played out a tame draw with Costa Rica in Belo Horizonte.

This was a dead rubber after England's losses to Italy and Uruguay - and there was nothing on show here to offer any belated cheer at the end of a miserable tournament.

Costa Rica's status as the surprise package of Group D was cemented by a result that ensured they finished top - and will face Greece in Recife on Sunday.

Meanwhile, England manager Roy Hodgson has presided over a dismal campaign.

Group D
WDLGDPts
Costa Rica21037
Uruguay20106
Italy102-13
England012-21

Daniel Sturridge came closest for the group's bottom side but wasted a succession of chances while goalkeeper Ben Foster - deputising for rested Joe Hart - did brilliantly to turn Celso Borges' free-kick on to the bar in the first half.

Hodgson gave Frank Lampard the captain's armband and used Steven Gerrard as a late substitute as the veteran duo played out what may be their final England appearances.

If so, it was an inglorious conclusion for the pair as this developed into the sort of low-key game many feared after England arrived in Belo Horizonte with their World Cup ambitions already shattered.

Hodgson had hoped England might be inspired by the selection of fresh faces, but as he and England's squad applauded their travelling fans at the final whistle, there was an air of disappointment and anti-climax.

England had found themselves on the back foot almost from the kick-off, when Joel Campbell's shot was deflected just wide off Gary Cahill - although both sides looked puzzled when a goal kick was awarded.

Daniel Sturridge was close to scoring
Sturridge came close to scoring his second goal of the tournament

Sturridge was presented with England's best chances, shooting just wide from 20 yards after good control then heading over from six yards after Phil Jones knocked back Ross Barkley's corner.

He also had presentable claims for a penalty ignored when he fell in a tangle with Costa Rica's Oscar Duarte but referee Djamal Haimoudi was not interested.

Foster was impressive, especially in dealing with a Borges free-kick bound for the top corner - but otherwise it was a first half that was as low key as expected in such a meaningless fixture.

Sturridge also had England's first opportunity of the second half but the Liverpool striker's control let him down and keeper Keylor Navas was able to block, albeit sustaining a knock in the process that left him requiring treatment.

All of England's best chances were falling to Sturridge and he was off target again when he tried to be too precise from Jack Wilshere's flick and curled a shot wide of the far post.

Hodgson then made his substitutions in quick succession, sending on Raheem Sterling for Adam Lallana, and Gerrard for Wilshere, while Wayne Rooney announced himself with a clever chip that forced a save from Navas.

But there were to be no goals and no glory - and this was a game that deserved neither.

England fans
England fans were good spirits before the match despite their side's predicament
England goalkeeper Ben Foster
Foster made a fantastic save in the first half
England players and coach Roy Hodgson
England failed to progress beyond the first World Cup group stage for the first time since 1958
Frank Lampard
Lampard said he is likely to retire from international football after the World Cup

Line-ups

Costa Rica

  • 1Navas
  • 16Gamboa
  • 15Díaz Campbell
  • 19Miller
  • 3GonzalezBooked at 60mins
  • 6Duarte
  • 10Ruiz
  • 5BorgesSubstituted forBarrantesat 78'minutes
  • 9CampbellSubstituted forUreñaat 65'minutes
  • 17Tejeda Valverde
  • 14BrenesSubstituted forBolañosat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Acosta
  • 4Umaña
  • 7Bolaños
  • 8Myrie
  • 11Barrantes
  • 12Francis
  • 13Granados Maroto
  • 18Pemberton
  • 20Calvo
  • 21Ureña
  • 22Cubero
  • 23Cambronero

England

  • 13Foster
  • 16Jones
  • 23Shaw
  • 7WilshereSubstituted forGerrardat 73'minutes
  • 5Cahill
  • 12Smalling
  • 17MilnerSubstituted forRooneyat 76'minutes
  • 8Lampard
  • 9Sturridge
  • 21BarkleyBooked at 53mins
  • 20LallanaBooked at 57minsSubstituted forSterlingat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Hart
  • 2Johnson
  • 3Baines
  • 4Gerrard
  • 6Jagielka
  • 10Rooney
  • 11Welbeck
  • 14Henderson
  • 18Lambert
  • 19Sterling
  • 22Forster
Referee:
Djamel Haimoudi
Attendance:
57,823

Match Stats

Home TeamCosta RicaAway TeamEngland
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home4
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home18
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Costa Rica 0, England 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Costa Rica 0, England 0.

Corner, England. Conceded by Júnior Díaz.

Wayne Rooney (England) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Christian Bolaños (Costa Rica).

Frank Lampard (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Barrantes (Costa Rica).

Foul by Daniel Sturridge (England).

Roy Miller (Costa Rica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steven Gerrard (England).

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

Phil Jones (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Christian Bolaños (Costa Rica).

Hand ball by Cristian Gamboa (Costa Rica).

Corner, England. Conceded by Keylor Navas.

Attempt saved. Wayne Rooney (England) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Frank Lampard.

Substitution

Substitution, Costa Rica. Michael Barrantes replaces Celso Borges.

Substitution

Substitution, England. Wayne Rooney replaces James Milner.

Corner, England. Conceded by Cristian Gamboa.

Foul by Gary Cahill (England).

Marcos Ureña (Costa Rica) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Luke Shaw (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Yeltsin Tejeda (Costa Rica).

Substitution

Substitution, England. Steven Gerrard replaces Jack Wilshere.

Ben Foster (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Oscar Duarte (Costa Rica).

Corner, Costa Rica. Conceded by Raheem Sterling.

Corner, England. Conceded by Giancarlo Gonzalez.

Phil Jones (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Christian Bolaños (Costa Rica).

Hand ball by Jack Wilshere (England).

Substitution

Substitution, Costa Rica. Marcos Ureña replaces Joel Campbell.

Attempt missed. Daniel Sturridge (England) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jack Wilshere with a through ball.

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.

Substitution

Substitution, England. Raheem Sterling replaces Adam Lallana.

Foul by Chris Smalling (England).

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

Attempt blocked. Frank Lampard (England) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Giancarlo Gonzalez (Costa Rica) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ross Barkley (England) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Brazil321057
2Mexico321037
3Croatia310203
4Cameroon3003-80

B

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Netherlands330079
2Chile320126
3Spain3102-33
4Australia3003-60

C

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Colombia330079
2Greece3111-24
3Ivory Coast3102-13
4Japan3012-41

D

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Costa Rica321037
2Uruguay320106
3Italy3102-13
4England3012-21

E

TeamPWDLGDPts
1France220066
2Ecuador210103
3Switzerland2101-23
4Honduras2002-40

F

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Argentina220026
2Nigeria211014
3Iran2011-11
4Bos-Herze2002-20

G

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Germany211044
2USA211014
3Ghana2011-11
4Portugal2011-41

H

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Belgium220026
2Algeria210113
3Russia2011-11
4South Korea2011-21
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