World Cup Photos: Costa Rica stun Italy 1-0

 World Cup Photos: Costa Rica stun Italy 1-0

Costa Rica stunned Italy 1-0 to qualify for the knock-outs. This also meant that England were knocked out of World Cup. Bryan Ruiz scored the only goal of the match in the 44th minute. His header hit the crossbar and crossed the line. Reuters

Costa Rica's Bryan Ruiz celebrates after scoring the opening goal. Reuters

Costa Rica's Bryan Ruiz celebrates after scoring the opening goal. Reuters

Costa Rican fans enjoyed the goal as much as the goal scorer Bryan Ruiz. Reuters

Costa Rican fans enjoyed the goal as much as the goal scorer Bryan Ruiz. Reuters

Italy's Mario Balotelli wipes off sweat during their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match against Costa Rica at the Pernambuco arena. Reuters

Italy's Mario Balotelli wipes off sweat during their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match against Costa Rica at the Pernambuco arena. Reuters

Italy's Andrea Pirlo cools off during the match. Pirlo had an off day. He attempted just 33 passes in the 1st half, less than half the number he managed in the 1st half vs England (70). Reuters

Italy's Andrea Pirlo cools off during the match. Pirlo had an off day. He attempted just 33 passes in the 1st half, less than half the number he managed in the 1st half vs England (70). Reuters

The final whistle went off and the Costa Rica players and fans went berserk. Here's Costa Rica's goalkeeper Keilor Navas (back) and teammate Oscar Duarte celebrating after the win. Reuters

The final whistle went off and the Costa Rica players and fans went berserk. Here's Costa Rica's goalkeeper Keilor Navas (back) and teammate Oscar Duarte celebrating after the win. Reuters

The celebrations went on and on and on. Reuters

The celebrations went on and on and on. Reuters

Even the coach couldn't control his emotions. Jorge Luis Pinto was ecstatic after a special win. Reuters

Even the coach couldn't control his emotions. Jorge Luis Pinto was ecstatic after a special win. Reuters

Costa Rica's Yeltsin Tejeda (L) and Patrick Pemberton celebrate in a special way after the win. Reuters

Costa Rica's Yeltsin Tejeda (L) and Patrick Pemberton celebrate in a special way after the win. Reuters

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Updated Date: Jun 21, 2014 16:24:03 IST