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Gallery: Costa Rica VS Italy

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Costa Rica's team huddle as they celebrate after winning their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match against Italy at the Pernambuco arena in Recife June 20, 2014.  REUTERS/Ruben Sprich (BRAZIL  - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)RECIFE, BRAZIL - JUNE 20:  Bryan Ruiz of Costa Rica scores his team's first goal past Gianluigi Buffon of Italy during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Italy and Costa Rica at Arena Pernambuco on June 20, 2014 in Recife, Brazil.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)RECIFE, BRAZIL - JUNE 20:  Bryan Ruiz of Costa Rica scores his team's first goal past Gianluigi Buffon of Italy during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Italy and Costa Rica at Arena Pernambuco on June 20, 2014 in Recife, Brazil.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)RECIFE, BRAZIL - JUNE 20:  Yeltsin Tejeda of Costa Rica competes for the ball with Thiago Motta of Italy during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Italy and Costa Rica at Arena Pernambuco on June 20, 2014 in Recife, Brazil.  (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)RECIFE, BRAZIL - JUNE 20:  Mario Balotelli of Italy holds the ball and gestures twoard Giancarlo Gonzalez and Michael Umana of Costa Rica during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Italy and Costa Rica at Arena Pernambuco on June 20, 2014 in Recife, Brazil.  (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)RECIFE, BRAZIL - JUNE 20:  Oscar Granados celebrates with Junior Diaz of Costa Rica after a 1-0 victory over Italy in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Italy and Costa Rica at Arena Pernambuco on June 20, 2014 in Recife, Brazil.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)RECIFE, BRAZIL - JUNE 20:  Keylor Navas and Bryan Ruiz of Costa Rica celebrate victory with their teammates after a 1-0 victory over Italy in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Italy and Costa Rica at Arena Pernambuco on June 20, 2014 in Recife, Brazil.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)Italy and Costa Rica soccer players wait for the start of their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match at the Pernambuco arena in Recife June 20, 2014. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich (BRAZIL  - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)

Playing confidently and attacking relentlessly, Costa Rica seized control of Group D and clinched a place in the knockout round of the World Cup with a 1-0 victory over four-time champion Italy.

PICTURES: Reuters

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