Shock Costa Rica goal puts England on brink

England are 45 minutes away from World Cup elimination after Costa Rica took a surprise 1-0 half-time lead against Italy.

Mario Balotelli missed a golden chance for Italy in the first half. Credit: Reuters

Roy Hodgson's side need Italy to win the match to keep alive their faint hopes of qualifying for the next round, but Bryan Ruiz's 44th-minute header has put the Central American side in control of the match.

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