2014 FIFA World Cup Group D

2014 FIFA World Cup Group D consisted of Uruguay, Costa Rica, England and Italy. This was the only group to contain more than one previous winner of the World Cup, with only Costa Rica not having won a previous tournament. It was also the only group with three top 10 FIFA World Ranking teams as of October 2013 (ranking date for final draw) and at the start of the competition. Play began on 14 June and ended on 24 June 2014.

Costa Rica topped the group undefeated, despite being considered underdogs and expected to finish last in a group containing three former winners of the competition. Two of them, England and Italy, were eliminated, while the third, Uruguay, advanced in second place.

TeamsEdit

Draw position Team Confederation Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
FIFA Rankings
October 2013[nb 1] June 2014 August 2014 October 2019
D1 (seed)   Uruguay CONMEBOL CONMEBOLAFC vs CONMEBOL play-off winners 20 November 2013 12th 2010 Winners (1930, 1950) 6 7 6 5
D2   Costa Rica CONCACAF CONCACAF Fourth Round 2nd runners-up 10 September 2013 4th 2006 Round of 16 (1990) 31 28 15 47
D3   England UEFA UEFA Group H winners 15 October 2013 14th 2010 Winners (1966) 10 10 20 4
D4   Italy UEFA UEFA Group B winners 10 September 2013 18th 2010 Winners (1934, 1938, 1982, 2006) 9 9 14 15
Notes
  1. ^ The rankings of October 2013 were used for seeding for the final draw.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Costa Rica 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7 Advance to knockout stage
2   Uruguay 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 6
3   Italy 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 3
4   England 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2 1
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Tie-breaking criteria

MatchesEdit

Uruguay vs Costa RicaEdit

 
Instant before Marco Ureña's goal

The two teams had met in 10 previous matches, most recently in 2009 in the CONCACAF – CONMEBOL play-off, won by Uruguay 2–1 on aggregate to qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.[1]

Uruguay led the game 1–0 at half time, through an Edinson Cavani penalty after Diego Lugano was pulled down in the box by Júnior Díaz. Keylor Navas prevented Uruguay's lead from doubling by tipping over Diego Forlán's shot. In the second half, Joel Campbell equalised with a low shot to the right corner when the ball fell to him in the box after a deep cross from Cristian Gamboa on the right. Soon afterwards, Costa Rica went into the lead when Óscar Duarte scored with a low diving header to the right corner after a free kick from Christian Bolaños.[2] A pass from Campbell allowed substitute Marco Ureña to make it 3–1 with a low shot from a tight angle on the right, and in injury time Maxi Pereira was given a straight red card for a kick at Campbell.[3]

It was the first time Costa Rica scored three goals in a World Cup match,[4] and also the first time that Uruguay lost to a non-South American or non-European country in the World Cup.[citation needed]

Uruguay  1–3  Costa Rica
Report
Attendance: 58,679
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uruguay
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Costa Rica
GK 1 Fernando Muslera
RB 16 Maxi Pereira   90+4'
CB 2 Diego Lugano (c)   50'
CB 3 Diego Godín
LB 22 Martín Cáceres   81'
RM 11 Christian Stuani
CM 17 Egidio Arévalo
CM 5 Walter Gargano   56'   60'
LM 7 Cristian Rodríguez   76'
CF 10 Diego Forlán   60'
CF 21 Edinson Cavani
Substitutions:
MF 14 Nicolás Lodeiro   60'
MF 20 Álvaro González   60'
FW 8 Abel Hernández   76'
Manager:
Óscar Tabárez
 
GK 1 Keylor Navas
CB 6 Óscar Duarte
CB 3 Giancarlo González
CB 4 Michael Umaña
RWB 16 Cristian Gamboa
LWB 15 Júnior Díaz
CM 5 Celso Borges
CM 17 Yeltsin Tejeda   75'
AM 10 Bryan Ruiz (c)   83'
AM 7 Christian Bolaños   89'
CF 9 Joel Campbell
Substitutions:
MF 22 José Miguel Cubero   75'
FW 21 Marco Ureña   83'
MF 11 Michael Barrantes   89'
Manager:
  Jorge Luis Pinto

Man of the Match:
Joel Campbell (Costa Rica)

Assistant referees:
Mark Borsch (Germany)
Stefan Lupp (Germany)
Fourth official:
Víctor Hugo Carrillo (Peru)
Fifth official:
Rodney Aquino (Paraguay)

England vs ItalyEdit

The two teams had met in 24 previous matches, including in the 1990 FIFA World Cup third place match, won by Italy 2–1.[6] Their most recent competitive meeting was in the UEFA Euro 2012 quarter-finals, won by Italy on penalties after a scoreless draw.

Italy went ahead first, when from a short corner, Andrea Pirlo dummied Marco Verratti's pass, and Claudio Marchisio scored with a low right footed shot from outside the penalty box.[7] England quickly equalised through a close-range Daniel Sturridge goal from a Wayne Rooney cross from the left. The scores were level at 1–1 at half time, but Mario Balotelli headed Italy's winner from close range five minutes after play resumed from a cross by Antonio Candreva on the right.[8]

The England physiotherapist Gary Lewin was stretchered off with a dislocated ankle suffered in the celebrations for England's goal, which ruled him out for the rest of the World Cup.[9]

England  1–2  Italy
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
England
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Italy
GK 1 Joe Hart
RB 2 Glen Johnson
CB 5 Gary Cahill
CB 6 Phil Jagielka
LB 3 Leighton Baines
CM 4 Steven Gerrard (c)
CM 14 Jordan Henderson   73'
RW 11 Danny Welbeck   61'
AM 19 Raheem Sterling   90+2'
LW 10 Wayne Rooney
CF 9 Daniel Sturridge   80'
Substitutions:
MF 21 Ross Barkley   61'
MF 7 Jack Wilshere   73'
MF 20 Adam Lallana   80'
Manager:
Roy Hodgson
 
GK 12 Salvatore Sirigu
RB 4 Matteo Darmian
CB 15 Andrea Barzagli
CB 20 Gabriel Paletta
LB 3 Giorgio Chiellini
RM 8 Claudio Marchisio
CM 16 Daniele De Rossi
LM 23 Marco Verratti   57'
AM 21 Andrea Pirlo (c)
SS 6 Antonio Candreva   79'
CF 9 Mario Balotelli   73'
Substitutions:
MF 5 Thiago Motta   57'
FW 17 Ciro Immobile   73'
MF 18 Marco Parolo   79'
Manager:
Cesare Prandelli

Man of the Match:
Mario Balotelli (Italy)

Assistant referees:
Sander van Roekel (Netherlands)
Erwin Zeinstra (Netherlands)
Fourth official:
Walter López (Guatemala)
Fifth official:
Leonel Leal (Costa Rica)

Uruguay vs EnglandEdit

 
Suárez celebrating one of his goals

The two teams had met in ten previous matches, including twice in the FIFA World Cup (1954, quarter-finals: Uruguay 4–2 England; 1966, group stage: Uruguay 0–0 England).[10] Uruguay defender Maxi Pereira was suspended for the match, after being sent off in the team's match against Costa Rica.[11]

Uruguay took the lead in the first half, the goal headed in by Luis Suárez from a cross by Edinson Cavani on the left.[12] England equalised in the second half, when Wayne Rooney scored his first World Cup goal with a tap-in from a cross by Glen Johnson from the right. Suárez later secured Uruguay's victory, receiving the ball from goalkeeper Fernando Muslera's clearance which flicked off Steven Gerrard, and shot home his second goal of the match powerfully with his right foot.[13]

This was the first time that England lost three World Cup matches in a row, dating back to England's loss to Germany in the 2010 World Cup round of 16.

Uruguay  2–1  England
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uruguay
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
England
GK 1 Fernando Muslera
RB 22 Martín Cáceres
CB 13 José Giménez
CB 3 Diego Godín (c)   9'
LB 6 Álvaro Pereira
CM 20 Álvaro González   79'
CM 17 Egidio Arévalo
CM 7 Cristian Rodríguez
AM 14 Nicolás Lodeiro   67'
CF 9 Luis Suárez   88'
CF 21 Edinson Cavani
Substitutions:
FW 11 Christian Stuani   67'
DF 4 Jorge Fucile   79'
DF 19 Sebastián Coates   88'
Manager:
Óscar Tabárez
 
GK 1 Joe Hart
RB 2 Glen Johnson
CB 5 Gary Cahill
CB 6 Phil Jagielka
LB 3 Leighton Baines
CM 4 Steven Gerrard (c)   68'
CM 14 Jordan Henderson   87'
RW 19 Raheem Sterling   64'
AM 10 Wayne Rooney
LW 11 Danny Welbeck   71'
CF 9 Daniel Sturridge
Substitutions:
MF 21 Ross Barkley   64'
MF 20 Adam Lallana   71'
FW 18 Rickie Lambert   87'
Manager:
Roy Hodgson

Man of the Match:
Luis Suárez (Uruguay)

Assistant referees:
Roberto Alonso (Spain)
Juan Carlos Yuste (Spain)
Fourth official:
Alireza Faghani (Iran)
Fifth official:
Hassan Kamranifar (Iran)

Italy vs Costa RicaEdit

The two teams had met in one previous match, in a friendly in 1994.[14]

Mario Balotelli had Italy's best chance in the first half, lobbing the ball wide from inside the penalty area. Late in the first half, Joel Campbell had a clear penalty appeal denied, but Costa Rica nevertheless took the lead within a minute, as Júnior Díaz crossed from the left for Bryan Ruiz to head the ball onto the crossbar and over the line from close range.[15] Costa Rica was able to hold on for the win in the second half, ensuring their qualification for the knockout stage, their first since 1990, while simultaneously ensuring England's group stage exit, their first since 1958.[16]

Costa Rica became the second country to beat two World Cup champions in the group stage of one tournament, the other being Denmark, who had done it twice in 1986 (Uruguay and West Germany) and 2002 (Uruguay and France). Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon appeared in his fourth World Cup (he was also in the squad for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, but did not appear in any match), the fifth Italian player to do so.[17]

Coincidentally, Costa Rica's qualification to the Round of 16 occurred exactly twenty-four years after their victory against Sweden at the 1990 FIFA World Cup, which also sealed their first-ever qualification to the Round of 16. Because of this, La Nación's Rodrigo Calvo called June 20th "a blessed date" for the Costa Rican team.[18]

Italy  0–1  Costa Rica
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Italy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Costa Rica
GK 1 Gianluigi Buffon (c)
RB 4 Matteo Darmian
CB 15 Andrea Barzagli
CB 3 Giorgio Chiellini
LB 7 Ignazio Abate
DM 16 Daniele De Rossi
CM 21 Andrea Pirlo
CM 5 Thiago Motta   46'
RW 6 Antonio Candreva   57'
LW 8 Claudio Marchisio   69'
CF 9 Mario Balotelli   69'
Substitutions:
FW 10 Antonio Cassano   46'
FW 22 Lorenzo Insigne   57'
FW 11 Alessio Cerci   69'
Manager:
Cesare Prandelli
 
GK 1 Keylor Navas
SW 3 Giancarlo González
RB 16 Cristian Gamboa
CB 6 Óscar Duarte
CB 4 Michael Umaña
LB 15 Júnior Díaz
CM 5 Celso Borges
CM 17 Yeltsin Tejeda   68'
RW 10 Bryan Ruiz (c)   81'
LW 7 Christian Bolaños
CF 9 Joel Campbell   74'
Substitutions:
MF 22 José Miguel Cubero   71'   68'
FW 21 Marco Ureña   74'
FW 14 Randall Brenes   81'
Manager:
  Jorge Luis Pinto

Man of the Match:
Bryan Ruiz (Costa Rica)

Assistant referees:
Carlos Astroza (Chile)
Sergio Román (Chile)
Fourth official:
Néant Alioum (Cameroon)
Fifth official:
Djibril Camara (Senegal)

Italy vs UruguayEdit

 
The Uruguayan goalkeepers (L–R) Fernando Muslera, Rodrigo Muñoz, and Martín Silva celebrating after the match

The two teams had met in eight previous matches, including twice in the FIFA World Cup (1970, group stage: Italy 0–0 Uruguay; 1990, round of 16: Italy 2–0 Uruguay). Their most recent meeting was in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup third place match, won by Italy 3–2 on penalties (2–2 draw after extra time).[19]

After a goalless first half, Italy were reduced to 10 men in the second half when Claudio Marchisio was sent off for a studs-up challenge on Egidio Arévalo. The only goal of the game came when Uruguay's Gastón Ramírez delivered a corner from the right which Diego Godín rose to head with the ball going in off his back.[20] Uruguay's win qualified them for the knockout stage as the group runners-up, and eliminated Italy from the tournament; this marked the second consecutive time that Italy had been eliminated at the group stage.[21][22][23]

Suárez biteEdit

Around the 79th minute, Uruguay forward Luis Suárez bit the left shoulder of Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini. Chiellini showed the bite marks to Mexican referee Marco Rodríguez, who missed the incident. As the Italian players protested to the referee for not penalising Suárez, Uruguay won a corner and Godín scored.[23][21][22] In the 84th minute, a member of the Italian coaching staff was dismissed from the bench by the referee after an altercation with his Uruguayan counterparts.[24] After the biting incident, Suárez claimed that he "had contact with [Chiellini's] shoulder, nothing more" and that "these things happen".[21][22][23]

On the same day of the match, FIFA opened disciplinary proceedings against Suárez regarding the biting incident.[25] During the proceedings, FIFA confirmed that Suárez's previous two bans due to biting incidents (seven games for biting Otman Bakkal while playing for Ajax and 10 games for biting Branislav Ivanović while playing for Liverpool) would be taken into account.[26] Two days after the match, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee banned Suárez for nine international matches, effective immediately, meaning he would take no further part in the World Cup. It was the longest such ban in World Cup history, exceeding the eight-match ban handed to Italy's Mauro Tassotti for breaking the nose of Spain's Luis Enrique at the 1994 FIFA World Cup.[27][28][29] He was also banned from taking part in any football-related activity (including entering any stadium) for four months and fined CHF100,000 (approx. £65,700/82,000/US$119,000).[30][27][28] The verdict would not prevent Suárez from transferring to another club.[31] Suárez later admitted that he had bitten Chiellini and formally apologised, while writing that the "physical result of a bite" occurred in a collision with Chiellini.[32][33] On 3 July, the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) appealed against the decision to FIFA,[34][35] but it was rejected on 10 July.[36][37][38] After an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, Suárez was later allowed to participate in training and friendly matches with new club Barcelona.[39]

Italy  0–1  Uruguay
Report
Attendance: 39,706
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Italy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uruguay
GK 1 Gianluigi Buffon (c)
CB 15 Andrea Barzagli
CB 19 Leonardo Bonucci
CB 3 Giorgio Chiellini
RM 4 Matteo Darmian
CM 23 Marco Verratti   75'
CM 8 Claudio Marchisio   59'
LM 2 Mattia De Sciglio   77'
AM 21 Andrea Pirlo
SS 17 Ciro Immobile   71'
CF 9 Mario Balotelli   22'   46'
Substitutions:
MF 18 Marco Parolo   46'
FW 10 Antonio Cassano   71'
MF 5 Thiago Motta   75'
Manager:
Cesare Prandelli
 
GK 1 Fernando Muslera   90+1'
RB 22 Martín Cáceres
CB 13 José Giménez
CB 3 Diego Godín (c)
LB 6 Álvaro Pereira   63'
RM 20 Álvaro González
CM 17 Egidio Arévalo   46'
LM 7 Cristian Rodríguez   78'
AM 14 Nicolás Lodeiro   46'
CF 9 Luis Suárez
CF 21 Edinson Cavani
Substitutions:
DF 16 Maxi Pereira   46'
FW 11 Christian Stuani   63'
MF 18 Gastón Ramírez   78'
Manager:
Óscar Tabárez

Man of the Match:
Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)

Assistant referees:
Marvin Torrentera (Mexico)
Marcos Quintero (Mexico)
Fourth official:
Mark Geiger (United States)
Fifth official:
Mark Hurd (United States)

Costa Rica vs EnglandEdit

 
Take of a corner kick for England during the match

The two teams had never met before.[40]

As England could no longer advance to the knockout stage, their manager Roy Hodgson made nine changes to the starting line-up with Frank Lampard captaining the side. The match finished goalless, and the draw was enough to confirm Costa Rica, which had already sealed their place in the knockout stage, as the group winners with seven points after three matches.[41]

This was England's 11th goalless draw in World Cup history, more than any other team.[42][43]

Costa Rica  0–0  England
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Costa Rica
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
England
GK 1 Keylor Navas
SW 3 Giancarlo González   60'
CB 6 Óscar Duarte
CB 19 Roy Miller
RWB 16 Cristian Gamboa
LWB 15 Júnior Díaz
DM 5 Celso Borges   78'
CM 10 Bryan Ruiz (c)
CM 17 Yeltsin Tejeda
SS 14 Randall Brenes   59'
CF 9 Joel Campbell   65'
Substitutions:
MF 7 Christian Bolaños   59'
FW 21 Marco Ureña   65'
MF 11 Michael Barrantes   78'
Manager:
  Jorge Luis Pinto
 
GK 13 Ben Foster
RB 16 Phil Jones
CB 5 Gary Cahill
CB 12 Chris Smalling
LB 23 Luke Shaw
CM 8 Frank Lampard (c)
CM 7 Jack Wilshere   73'
RW 17 James Milner   76'
AM 21 Ross Barkley   53'
LW 20 Adam Lallana   57'   62'
CF 9 Daniel Sturridge
Substitutions:
MF 19 Raheem Sterling   62'
MF 4 Steven Gerrard   73'
FW 10 Wayne Rooney   76'
Manager:
Roy Hodgson

Man of the Match:
Keylor Navas (Costa Rica)

Assistant referees:
Rédouane Achik (Morocco)
Abdelhak Etchiali (Algeria)
Fourth official:
Alireza Faghani (Iran)
Fifth official:
Hassan Kamranifar (Iran)

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