World Cup Brazil: Proud Group winner Costa Rica allows England one meager point
By Frans van Hees | www.AboutBrasil.com | Week 26, June 2014
Rio de Janeiro —
Costa Ricais the proud winner of World Cup 2014 Group D. After a 0-0 draw against the disarmed soccer team of England, Costa Rica surprised the entire soccer world by
winning the 'Group of Death' with besides England also Uruguay and Italy.
After being eliminated after two 2-1 defeats againt Italy and Uruguay, English coach Roy Hodgson decided to allow many substitute players some minutes at
World Cup 2014.
Only Gary Cahill and Daniel Sturridge kept their position in the first team in comparison with the disappointing first two World Cup matches.
The B-team did not manage to conclude the so disappointing World Cup with a positive ending for England.
Sturridge was the most dangerous man at the English side, but his efforts stranded on goalkeeper Keylor Navas. In the last twenty minutes,
Steven Gerrard and Wayne Rooneywere still brought in, but they could not make a difference either.
The bitter disappointment of Team England was in stark contrast to the joy of Costa Rica, which was already certain of an entry in the second round after two marvellous victories in the first two matches of the group stage.
The soccer team of coach Jorge Luis Pinto even finished as group winner thanks to the rightful
0-0 draw against England.
Luckily the English fans have not lost their great sense of self-mockery. After the certain elimination of England from World Cup 2014 Brazil, many funny pictures appeared on the internet...
Matches & Standings Group D - World Cup 2014