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Jun 25, 2014

Costa Rica look to last 16 after draw with England

BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) – Unbeaten Costa Rica proudly marched into the second round of the World Cup, topping Group D containing three former winners after a 0-0 draw with already-eliminated England on Tuesday.

The ‘Ticos’, assured of progress before kickoff after beating Italy and Uruguay in a spectacular start to their tournament, comfortably held their own against England, who endured their worst World Cup showing in 56 years.

Jun 24, 2014

Soccer-Costa Rica look to last 16 after draw with England

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, June 24 (Reuters) – Unbeaten Costa Rica proudly marched into the second round of the World Cup, topping Group D containing three former winners after a 0-0 draw with already-eliminated England on Tuesday.

The ‘Ticos’, assured of progress before kickoff after beating Italy and Uruguay in a spectacular start to their tournament, comfortably held their own against England, who endured their worst World Cup showing in 56 years.

Jun 24, 2014

Costa Rica draw with England to top Group D

BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) – Costa Rica marched into the second round of the World Cup proudly top of a Group D containing three former winners after a 0-0 draw with already-eliminated England on Tuesday.

The ‘Ticos’, assured of progress before kickoff, comfortably held their own against an England team showing nine changes from the team beaten by Uruguay in a game short on goalmouth action or any real tension.

Jun 24, 2014

Soccer-Costa Rica draw with England to top Group D

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, June 24 (Reuters) – Costa Rica marched into the second round of the World Cup proudly top of a Group D containing three former winners after a 0-0 draw with already-eliminated England on Tuesday.

The ‘Ticos’, assured of progress before kickoff, comfortably held their own against an England team showing nine changes from the team beaten by Uruguay in a game short on goalmouth action or any real tension.

Jun 23, 2014

England to play with young guns vs. Costa Rica

BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) – England coach Roy Hodgson will field a newlook team with many World Cup novices in their final game against Costa Rica on Tuesday to give them a chance to perform on the biggest stage, he said on Monday.

England suffered an early exit after losing their first two games to Italy and Uruguay to record their worst World Cup showing since 1958 with the game against Costa Rica only important for the Central Americans, who are eager to top Group D.

Jun 23, 2014

Soccer-England to play with young guns v Costa Rica

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, June 23 (Reuters) – England coach Roy Hodgson will field a newlook team with many World Cup novices in their final game against Costa Rica on Tuesday to give them a chance to perform on the biggest stage, he said on Monday.

England suffered an early exit after losing their first two games to Italy and Uruguay to record their worst World Cup showing since 1958 with the game against Costa Rica only important for the Central Americans, who are eager to top Group D.

Jun 23, 2014

England’s Lampard not decided yet on international future

BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) – England midfielder Frank Lampard has not yet decided if he will retire from international football after their last World Cup group game against Costa Rica on Tuesday with coach Roy Hodgson urging him to stay on.

England crashed out of the tournament in Brazil after losing their first two Group D games, denying the 36-year-old Lampard what could possibly be his last chance to fight for an international trophy with England.

Jun 23, 2014

Soccer-England’s Lampard not decided yet on international future

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, June 23 (Reuters) – England midfielder Frank Lampard has not yet decided if he will retire from international football after their last World Cup group game against Costa Rica on Tuesday with coach Roy Hodgson urging him to stay on.

England crashed out of the tournament in Brazil after losing their first two Group D games, denying the 36-year-old Lampard what could possibly be his last chance to fight for an international trophy with England.

Jun 23, 2014

‘Disgrace of Gijon’ memories accompany Germany into U.S. clash

BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) – When it became clear on Sunday that the United States will slug it out with Germany in their final Group G game for qualification and top spot, memories of Germany’s “Disgrace of Gijon,” a 1982 World Cup match against Austria, quickly resurfaced.

With former Germany coach Juergen Klinsmann now at the helm of the United States and a draw in Recife on Thursday suiting both countries, parallels to the controversial 1982 encounter are inevitable.

Jun 23, 2014

Pump new blood into team for finale-Hoddle tells England

BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) – Coach Roy Hodgson should pump fresh blood into his already eliminated England team for their final World Cup game against Costa Rica on Tuesday to prepare for future competitions, former England coach Glenn Hoddle said on Monday.

“This match should be viewed by Roy as a “freebie”, a chance to blood (Luke) Shaw who hasn’t had a kick yet, and (Ross) Barkley and (Adam) Lallana,” Hoddle said on Monday.

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