FORTALEZA, Jun. 14, 2014 (AMP) — Brazil 2014 : Costa Rica defeated Uruguay by a score of 3-1 (halftime: 0-1), in a World Cup group stage game on Saturday afternoon at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza.
Uruguay had started off well by taking the lead in the 24th minute with a goal by forward Edinson Cavani on penalty. Trailing 1-0 at half time, the Costa Ricans nonetheless manage to reverse the direction of the game by scoring three times in the second period (Campbell '54, Duarte '57 and Ureña '84).
The result put the Costa Ricans top of Group D with 3 points. In their next game, Costa Rica will meet Italy at the Castelao Stadium on June 20, while Uruguay will face England.
Fixtures and Results : Group D
Uruguay at the World Cup
- 2 titles (1930, 1950)
- 12 appearances (first in 1930)
- 18 participations in the qualifications (first in 1930)
- Statistics: Champions (1930, 1950) Fourth Place (1954, 1970, 2010)
Costa Rica at the World Cup
- 4 appearances (first in 1990)
- 15 participations in the qualifications (first in 1958)
- 14 June 2014
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