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                                                                     Group D

  GD  Pts
 Costa Rica 3 2 1 0 4 1 3 7
 Uruguay 3 2 0 1 4 4 3 6
2 1 0 2 2 2 0 3
 England 2 0 1 2 2 4 -2 1


 Date  Match  Match Report
14 June 2014

Uruguay 1-3 Costa Rica

Costa Rica's defender Oscar Duarte (left) celebrates scoring his team’s first goal as he runs with defender Junior Diaz during a Group D match between Uruguay and Costa Rica at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on Saturday.

Costa Rica stunned Uruguay in their first game. They won three -nil.

Cavani scored a penalty for Uruguay. In the second half Costa Rica scored three. The scorers were Campbell,Duarte and Ureña.

The Uruguay player Pereira got a red card.


stunned - shocked, surprised. People didn't think it would happen.

14 June 2014

England 1-2 Italy

England lost their first game in the World Cup. Italy won two-one.

Marchisio scored with a long shot to put Italy in front.

Sturridge equalised for England from a brilliant cross from Rooney.

Then, in the second half, Balotelli scored the winner with a header.

England pushed hard to get a second goal but Italy secured the win.


the winner - the goal that wins the game.

equalise - get a goal to make the scores the same.

pushed - tried hard.

secured - made the game safe. 

19 June 2014 Uruguay  2-1 England

England are on the brink of going out of the World Cup. 

Uruguay beat them 2-1 in Sao Paulo.

Suarez scored two goals. His first was a header after 39 minutes.

Rooney equalised after 75 minutes.

Then, five minutes from the end, Suarez scored after a long ball from the goalkeeper.

England need Italy to beak Costa Rica and Uruguay if they are to qualify for the last 16.


On the brink - On the edge. Very very nearly out.

20 June 2014 Italy 0-1 Costa Rica

Costa Rica had another stunning victory against a poor Italy.

They have won both their games. 

England are now out of the World Cup.

Bryan Ruiz scored the only goal with a header just before half time.

They could have two goals because they should have had a penalty.

24 June 2014 Italy 0-1 Uruguay

Uruguay scored a dramatic late winner to go through to the last 16 of the World Cup.

Godin scored the winner ten minutes from time but Suarez stole the headlines

He bit the Italian player Chiellini.

Chiellini showed the teeth marks to the referee but Suarez didn't get a red card.

Suarez pretended that he had been hit.


dramatic - very exciting

stole the headlines - all the story after the game is about him.

pretended - He was acting. He tried to look like he had been hit.

24 June 2014 Costa Rica 0-0 England

England's campaign ended with a dull draw against Costa Rica.

Costa Rica finished top of the group. 

Sturridge came closest to scoring but missed many chances.


campaign - time spending plain games and trying to win the cup.

dull - boring

12 June