Costa Rica vs. Italy: Live Score, Highlights for World Cup 2014 Group D Game

Ken Chin@@thekenchinSocial Media StaffJune 20, 2014

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Costa Rica defeats Italy by a score of 1-0 for their second win in two games at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. In what was widely expected to be a win for Italy, Costa Rica appeared to play harder and more efficiently throughout. Mario Balotelli was mostly ineffective for the Italians in defeat.

The result gives Costa Rica a spot in the Round of 16 and officially eliminates England from advancing to the knockout stages. Italy can advance with a win or draw in their next match against Uruguay. 

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