Hugh Laurie praise for 'bloody marvellous' Costa Rica

Amid English anguish at the national side's rapid elimination from the World Cup, there has also been praise for Costa Rica's remarkable performance in qualifying from the so-called 'Group of Death':

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Coup de grace for England, but how can you not be thrilled for Costa Rica? Bloody marvellous performance.

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Now Costa Rica can rest players, for their unimportant match against the minnows of England.

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Incredible result for Costa Rica , such high work ethic ,organised , disciplined performance ! Thanks for your comments good and bad haha

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Redknapp refuses to 'name names' in England duty row

Harry Redknapp has refused Steven Gerrard's demand to name and shame the ex-Tottenham stars the Premier League boss claims skipped England duty. He said: "I don't want to get into naming names because it wouldn't be fair to the players."