Costa Rica 0-0 England: Three Lions pick up a point

Costa Rica 0 - 0 England

    Ref: Djamel Haimoudi
    Attendance: 57,823

    Costa Rica Vs Germany Crowd

    England ended their World Cup campaign with a 0-0 draw against surprise Group D winners Costa Rica.

    Costa Rica were the faster out of the two at the beginning and went close when Celso Borge’s free-kick was tipped on to the bar brilliantly by Ben Foster. England tried to penetrate and get through the Costa Rican defence, but found little luck.

    The same style of play carried on through the rest of the first half and was not the most entertaining of displays.

    After the second half England seemed to pick up the pace a little and went agonisingly close when Daniel Sturridge curled his shot inches wide of the post.

    Substitute’s Steven Gerrard and Wayne Rooney made a slight impact with their arrivals to the game, with the latter forcing a good save from Costa Rican keeper Keylor Navas with a clever chipped attempt.

    Neither side really looked like scoring and a draw was a fair result. England take away at least one point from a dreadful campaign, while Costa Rica will be buzzing as Group D winners.


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    Team Lineups

    Costa Rica

    • Keylor Navas
    • Oscar Duarte
    • Giancarlo Gonzalez
    • Júnior Díaz
    • Cristian Gamboa
    • Roy Miller
    • Randall Brenes
    • Bryan Ruiz
    • Yeltsin Tejeda
    • Celso Borges
    • Joel Campbell


    • Michael Barrantes
    • Patrick Pemberton
    • Esteban Granados
    • Waylon Francis
    • Johnny Acosta
    • Marcos Ureña
    • Michael Umaña
    • José Cubero
    • David Myrie
    • Diego Calvo
    • Christian Bolaños
    • Daniel Cambronero


    • Ben Foster
    • Gary Cahill
    • Luke Shaw
    • Phil Jones
    • Chris Smalling
    • Jack Wilshere
    • Adam Lallana
    • Frank Lampard
    • Ross Barkley
    • James Milner
    • Daniel Sturridge


    • Danny Welbeck
    • Jordan Henderson
    • Joe Hart
    • Rickie Lambert
    • Fraser Forster
    • Leighton Baines
    • Glen Johnson
    • Phil Jagielka
    • Steven Gerrard
    • Raheem Sterling
    • Wayne Rooney

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