Costa Rica vs. England: Live Player Ratings

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Costa Rica vs. England: Live Player Ratings
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The final round of group-stage games take place in the 2014 FIFA World Cup this week, with Group D the focus of our attentions on Tuesday evening as Costa Rica faced England.

Neither side could muster presentable goalscoring chances in succession and the match finished a rather weak 0-0, leaving Costa Rica top and England bottom of the group.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica Player Ratings
Player HT FT
Keylor Navas 7 8
Giancarlo Gonzalez 7 7
Roy Miller 6 6
Oscar Duarte 6 6
Cristian Gamboa 6 6
Junior Diaz 7 7
Yeltsin Tejeda 6 7
Celso Borges 7 6
Bryan Ruiz 5 5
Joel Campbell 6 6
Randall Brenes 6 5
Christian Bolaños n/a 6
Marcos Ureña n/a 6
Michael Barrantes n/a 6


CRC first half analysis

Navas: Has taken the ball commandingly in the air in his box.

Gamboa: Not much option to raid forward yet.

Gonzalez: Holding the defensive line well.

Miller: Very strong in the challenge.

Duarte: Lucky not to concede a penalty.

Diaz: Has broken forward on the counter, caused a few problems.

Tejeda: Mainly neat on the ball, working hard.

Borges: Came close to scoring and is looking to play through passes.

Ruiz: One moment of great skill, anonymous otherwise.

Campbell: Still looks a threat when on the ball, but not being given space.

Brenes: Best off-the-ball movement in the side, but poor touch.

CRC second half analysis

Navas: Best player on the park for his awareness and reliability.

Gamboa: Never really tried to break out of his position in defence.

Gonzalez: Some good recovery tackles.

Miller: Forceful in the tackle, not at his best.

Duarte: Lost his marker a few times but good in the air.

Diaz: An outlet at times, mainly left to defend his flank.

Tejeda: Held his position well and never overrun.

Borges: Didn't have much impact after the break.

Ruiz: Subbed.

Campbell: Didn't have the chance to run at the defence, subbed.

Brenes: Replaced after ineffective second half.

Bolaños: Not much impact, one good effort.

Ureña: Ran the channels well.

Barrantes: No time to impact.


England Player Ratings
Player HT FT
Ben Foster 8 8
Phil Jones 6 5
Chris Smalling 6 6
Gary Cahill 6 6
Luke Shaw 6 7
Frank Lampard 6 6
Jack Wilshere 7 6
James Milner 7 7
Ross Barkley 6 5
Adam Lallana 6 5
Daniel Sturridge 7 5
Raheem Sterling n/a 6
Steven Gerrard n/a 6
Wayne Rooney n/a 6


ENG first half analysis

Foster: Good save from Borges' free kick and has taken the ball well in the air.

Jones: Getting forward to support, no delivery from wide.

Smalling: Poor on the ball, needs to be more composed.

Cahill: Looks out of sorts. Could be tighter to the forwards.

Shaw: Not hugely involved but broken forward at pace once or twice.

Lampard: Nice passing range, but not creating much or winning the ball in the middle.

Wilshere: Made some good passes forward but also runs into dead ends.

Milner: Has beaten his man twice, good delivery.

Barkley: Bursts of acceleration and dribbling, but very slow to release the ball.

Lallana: Not on the ball enough.

Sturridge: Has gone close twice, looked lively.

ENG second half analysis

Foster: Good saves, better in the air.

Jones: Poor for most of the match in passing and awareness.

Smalling: Grew into the game but not dominant.

Cahill: Got better, decent in the air.

Shaw: The best of the back four both attacking and defending.

Lampard: Passed neatly but didn't dominate the game.

Wilshere: No impact, subbed.

Milner: Worked hard to make space, good crosses but subbed.

Barkley: Faded from the game badly as the tempo dropped.

Lallana: Only came into it once or twice down the left, subbed.

Sturridge: Missed three very good chances. Should have won the game.

Sterling: Bright in patches but lost the ball too much.

Gerrard: Little impact.

Rooney: Poor touch, no movement, too little time to affect a dead game.

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