Figure: Italy forward Mario Balotelli cannot believe he has missed a glaring chance with the game goalless
Costa Rica produced their second stunning upset in a week to beat a poor Italy side and confirm England's exit from the 2014 World Cup.
一句话的比赛: 哥斯达黎加通过击败表现拙劣意大利奉献了在一周内风险了两场令人惊艳的比赛, 英格兰也随之出局.
stunning, 极具吸引力, 极漂亮的.
- BBC Robbie Savage
"An unbelievable performance from Costa Rica. In every single department, they have been better than Italy. Second balls, first into the tackle, a great goal and should have had a penalty."
- 哥斯达黎加的表现让人难以置信, 他们在每一个位置都由于意大利.
The Central Americans fully warranted their win at Arena Pernambuco, which was sealed by a Bryan Ruiz header shortly before half-time.
- warrant: official affirm or guarantee.
- Arena Pernambuco 伯南布哥体育场, 已经被诺蒂卡竞技俱乐部买下。
- seal 锁定胜局
The Fulham striker's effort hit the crossbar and bounced over the line, with goalline technology confirming the decision.
- Fulham, 英超富勒姆俱乐部, 英格兰人彻底被英超打败了
- crossbar 衡量
The result proved Costa Rica's victory over Uruguay in Fortaleza had been no fluke, and they might have won more comfortably had they been awarded a penalty when Arsenal striker Joel Campbell was clearly fouled in the area.
- fluke 侥幸
- 要不是点球漏判, 他们会赢得更爽
- Joel Campbell, 哥队前锋, 效力于英超阿森纳
- foul 对运动员犯规
Italy were a shadow of the side that beat England in Manaus, and drop into second place in Group D, behind Costa Rica. Uruguay are third on goal difference.
The result confirmed what England had feared after Thursday's 2-1 defeat by Uruguay in Sao Paulo, and means Roy Hodgson's side will be eliminated whatever the result against Costa Rica in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday.
Italy face Uruguay in Natal at the same time.
History was not on England's side going into this contest. Italy had failed to win their second group match at any of the previous three World Cups.
One man who had been present on all three occasions was goalkeeper Gianluigi
Buffon. Having missed Italy's opening game against England, the Juventus captain was passed fit to play in his fourth World Cup, becoming only the fifth Italian to do so.
On his return, there were signs of rust as Costa Rica controlled much of the first half.
The Italy goalkeeper came for a corner but missed, only for Celso Borges to head just over. Buffon got down smartly to save a low shot from the excellent Christian Bolanos but the real drama was still to come.
Mario Balotelli wasted Italy's best chance when he ran on to Andrea Pirlo's superb pass and shot wide, before the half burst into life shortly before the interval with two key incidents.
In the first, Joel Campbell checked back onto his left foot and ran at the Italian defence with typical vigour. His run was ended in the penalty area, as defender Giorgio Chiellini cut across the 21-year-old as he prepared to shoot.
It looked a clear penalty, but Chilean referee Enrique Osses waved play on to the disbelief of those in the Arena Pernambuco.
Costa Rica would not be denied, though.
Within a minute, they came forward again. Bolanos swung the ball wide to the left flank where Junior Diaz curled an inviting ball towards Ruiz at the back post. The Fulham forward connected with a header that first struck the crossbar and then bounced down, beyond the dive of Buffon, and over the line.
It was no more than Costa Rica deserved.
Italy could only get better, but any improvement was marginal. Pirlo tested Navas with a free-kick that wobbled and dipped, while Matteo Darmian thumped a rising shot that was tipped over the bar by the Costa Rica goalkeeper.
But Italy were flat as the game wore on and could make no impression on an organised Costa Rica side. They will now face Uruguay next Tuesday with the winner joining Costa Rica in the last 16.