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WORLD CUP FULL OF SUPRISES: COSTA RICA STUN THE AZZURRI AND SEND ENGLAND PACKING

GROUP D

ITALY 0-1 COSTA RICA

italy costa ricaUnderdogs Costa Rica beat four time world champions Italy to go through to the second round of the World Cup competition for the first time since 1990.

Bryan Ruiz scored the only goal of the match that marked, as a result, the elimination of England from the World cup. The Costa Rica win also means that Italy and Uruguay will have to battle it out in the last fixture in the group for a qualification spot in the last 16.

English fans poured out their anger on social sites demanding for Roy Hodgson’s replacement. However the English Football Association assured the England boss that his job is secure.

LE BLUEZ FIVE STAR PERFOMANCE

GROUP E

FRANCE 5-2 SWITZERLAND

france vs switzerlandFrance went up 5-0 before the Swiss even threatened the net.

Goals came fast and furious with Giroud scoring the first at the 17th minute followed by Matuidi a minute later and Valbuena’s goal minutes before half time. Benzema missed a penalty and his 93rd minute goal was denied by the referee but he was on the score sheet on 67th minute.

Sissoko netted the last goal for France as the Swiss had two consolation goals from Dzemaili (81′) and Xhaka (87′).

GROUP E

ECUADOR 2-1 HONDURAS

Ecuador came from behind to beat Honduras. The first goal came at the 30th minute when a long ball was hoofed forward towards Carlo Costly who raced to the fore to unleash a low shot that eluded Alexander Dominguez.

It only took four minutes after the opener for Enner Valencia to equalize. In the second half Valencia scored the winner at the 65th minute to give Eduador the three points needed to keep their chances alive for the last 16 qualification.

TODAY’S FIXTURES.

GROUP F  

7pm – Argentina vs Iran

1am – Nigeria vs Bosnia

GROUP G 

10am – Germany vs Ghana

President Kenyatta declared winner.

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