Highlights Brazil vs Costa Rica, FIFA World Cup 2018, Match 24 in Saint Petersburg Stadium: Coutinho, Neymar win it for Samba Boys
Catch the live scores and updates from Brazil vs Costa Rica as Neymar-led side look to get into the groove against Costa Rica
FIFA World Cup 2018: Brazil boss Tite says he won't sacrifice Neymar's genius for team's sake against Costa Rica
Brazil coach Tite said he will not tell Neymar to be more of a team player as he insisted the Paris Saint-Germain star is fit for Friday's crunch World Cup clash with Costa Rica.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Branislav Ivanovic to become Serbia's most capped player in opener against Costa Rica
Branislav Ivanovic will make his 104th appearance for Serbia in their World Cup opener against Costa Rica, making him the country's most capped player.
A Scotland side showing four debutants was undone by Marco Urena's 14th-minute goal in a repeat result of Costa Rica's victory over the Scots at Italia 90.
Costa Rica, with 16 points, joined Mexico (21) in advancing from the North and Central America and Caribbean (CONCACAF) region with three final matches to play on Tuesday.
At this point in the World Cup, the Dutch know plenty about Costa Rica — once one of the surprise packages of the tournament. What they may not have heard is that Costa Rica's Jorge Luis Pinto learned his coaching from the Dutchman who invented 'total football.'
For the first time since the FIFA World Cup expanded to 32 teams, all eight group winners have made the quarter-finals.
After a scoreless first half, Ruiz slid his low shot into the right corner of Greece's goal for the lead after a pull-back by winger Christian Bolanos from the left.
Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas claimed man-of-the match honours as his side sank Greece in a penalty shootout to reach the World Cup quarter finals for the first time and a clash with the Netherlands. Here are the images:
Little nations like Costa Rica are seldom expected to qualify for showpiece tournaments such as this one – let alone stun the footballing world – and that meant that there was no pressure on the team to perform.
Just when it seemed that things were going on smoothly in the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2014, a controversy has cropped up after seven Costa Rican players were summoned for dope tests by FIFA after their historic 1-0 win over Italy.
Costa Rica's performance also shows that how the gap between the big teams and the chasing pack has become much lesser than it was perhaps a decade ago and that can only be good for the game.
Ruiz headed powerfully home a minute before halftime to leave Costa Rica fans dancing in the sunshine at Recife's Pernambuco arena.