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Costa Rica vs. England: Live Player Ratings

BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JUNE 24:  Jack Wilshere of England is challenged by Celso Borges (L) and Oscar Duarte of Costa Rica during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Costa Rica and England at Estadio Mineirao on June 24, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
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Karl MatchettFeatured ColumnistJune 24, 2014

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
PlayerHTFT
Keylor Navas78
Giancarlo Gonzalez77
Roy Miller66
Oscar Duarte66
Cristian Gamboa66
Junior Diaz77
Yeltsin Tejeda67
Celso Borges76
Bryan Ruiz55
Joel Campbell66
Randall Brenes65
Christian Bolañosn/a6
Marcos Ureñan/a6
Michael Barrantesn/a6
b/r

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

England Player Ratings
PlayerHTFT
Ben Foster88
Phil Jones65
Chris Smalling66
Gary Cahill66
Luke Shaw67
Frank Lampard66
Jack Wilshere76
James Milner77
Ross Barkley65
Adam Lallana65
Daniel Sturridge75
Raheem Sterlingn/a6
Steven Gerrardn/a6
Wayne Rooneyn/a6
b/r

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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