The surprise sensation of the tournament, Costa Rica, assured themselves first place with 7 points of arguably the toughest group of the World Cup.
Bryan Ruiz's goal in the first-half sealed England's elimination from the World Cup and saw Costa Rica progress to the last 16 with a fine 1-0 win over Italy in Recife on Friday.
A brilliant double strike by Luis Suarez put England on the brink of a humiliating World Cup exit as Uruguay won 2-1 in a tense Group D match Thursday.
Mario Balotelli's second-half header earned Italy a 2-1 victory over an enterprising England side in an engaging World Cup Group
FOXBORO -- Wes Welker took a long, slow walk off of the Gillette Stadium turf, the haze of a season-ending loss descending on him.