2014 FIFA World Cup Group D

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Group D of the 2014 FIFA World Cup consisted of Uruguay, Costa Rica, England, and Italy. This was the only group to contain more than one previous winner of the World Cup; as there were three previous winners. It was also the only group with three top 10 FIFA World Ranking teams as October 2013 (ranking date for final draw) and at start of 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 easily finish last in a group containing three former winners of the competition. Two of them, England and Italy, were eliminated.

Teams[edit]

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
D1 (seed)  Uruguay CONMEBOL CONMEBOLAFC vs CONMEBOL play-off winners 20 November 2013 12th 2010 Winners (1930, 1950) 6 7
D2  Costa Rica CONCACAF CONCACAF Fourth Round 2nd runners-up 10 September 2013 4th 2006 Round of 16 (1990) 31 28
D3  England UEFA UEFA Group H winners 15 October 2013 14th 2010 Winners (1966) 10 10
D4  Italy UEFA UEFA Group B winners 10 September 2013 18th 2010 Winners (1934, 1938, 1982, 2006) 9 9
Notes
  1. ^ The rankings of October 2013 were used for seeding for the final draw.

Standings[edit]

Legend
Group winners and runners-up advanced to the round of 16
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Costa Rica 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7
 Uruguay 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 6
 Italy 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 3
 England 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2 1

Matches[edit]

Uruguay vs Costa Rica[edit]

The two teams had met in eight 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 when the ball fell to him in the box after a deep cross from Cristian Gamboa. Soon afterwards, Costa Rica went into the lead when Óscar Duarte headed in a free kick from Christian Bolaños.[2] A pass from Campbell allowed substitute Marco Ureña to make it 3–1 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 Uruguay lost to a non-South American or European country in the World Cup.[citation needed]

14 June 2014
16:00 UTC−3
Uruguay  1–3  Costa Rica
Cavani Goal 24' (pen.) Report Campbell Goal 54'
Duarte Goal 57'
Ureña Goal 84'
Estádio Castelão, Fortaleza
Attendance: 58,679
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)[5]
Uruguay
Costa Rica
GK 1 Fernando Muslera
RB 16 Maxi Pereira Red card 90+4'
CB 2 Diego Lugano (c) Booked 50'
CB 3 Diego Godín
LB 22 Martín Cáceres Booked 81'
RM 11 Christian Stuani
CM 17 Egidio Arévalo
CM 5 Walter Gargano Booked 56' Substituted off 60'
LM 7 Cristian Rodríguez Substituted off 76'
CF 10 Diego Forlán Substituted off 60'
CF 21 Edinson Cavani
Substitutions:
MF 14 Nicolás Lodeiro Substituted in 60'
MF 20 Álvaro González Substituted in 60'
FW 8 Abel Hernández Substituted in 76'
Manager:
Óscar Tabárez
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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 Substituted off 75'
AM 10 Bryan Ruiz (c) Substituted off 83'
AM 7 Christian Bolaños Substituted off 89'
CF 9 Joel Campbell
Substitutions:
MF 22 José Miguel Cubero Substituted in 75'
FW 21 Marco Ureña Substituted in 83'
MF 11 Michael Barrantes Substituted in 89'
Manager:
Colombia 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 Italy[edit]

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]

14 June 2014
18:00 UTC−4
England  1–2  Italy
Sturridge Goal 37' Report Marchisio Goal 35'
Balotelli Goal 50'
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 Substituted off 73'
RW 11 Danny Welbeck Substituted off 61'
AM 19 Raheem Sterling Booked 90+2'
LW 10 Wayne Rooney
CF 9 Daniel Sturridge Substituted off 80'
Substitutions:
MF 21 Ross Barkley Substituted in 61'
MF 7 Jack Wilshere Substituted in 73'
MF 20 Adam Lallana Substituted in 80'
Manager:
Roy Hodgson
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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 Substituted off 57'
AM 21 Andrea Pirlo (c)
SS 6 Antonio Candreva Substituted off 79'
CF 9 Mario Balotelli Substituted off 73'
Substitutions:
MF 5 Thiago Motta Substituted in 57'
FW 17 Ciro Immobile Substituted in 73'
MF 18 Marco Parolo Substituted in 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 England[edit]

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.

19 June 2014
16:00 UTC−3
Uruguay  2–1  England
Suárez Goal 39'85' Report Rooney Goal 75'
Uruguay
England
GK 1 Fernando Muslera
RB 22 Martín Cáceres
CB 13 José Giménez
CB 3 Diego Godín (c) Booked 9'
LB 6 Álvaro Pereira
CM 20 Álvaro González Substituted off 79'
CM 17 Egidio Arévalo
CM 7 Cristian Rodríguez
AM 14 Nicolás Lodeiro Substituted off 67'
CF 9 Luis Suárez Substituted off 88'
CF 21 Edinson Cavani
Substitutions:
FW 11 Christian Stuani Substituted in 67'
DF 4 Jorge Fucile Substituted in 79'
DF 19 Sebastián Coates Substituted in 88'
Manager:
Óscar Tabárez
URU-ENG 2014-06-19.svg
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) Booked 68'
CM 14 Jordan Henderson Substituted off 87'
RW 19 Raheem Sterling Substituted off 64'
AM 10 Wayne Rooney
LW 11 Danny Welbeck Substituted off 71'
CF 9 Daniel Sturridge
Substitutions:
MF 21 Ross Barkley Substituted in 64'
MF 20 Adam Lallana Substituted in 71'
FW 18 Rickie Lambert Substituted in 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 Rica[edit]

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 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]

20 June 2014
13:00 UTC−3
Italy  0–1  Costa Rica
Report Ruiz Goal 44'
Arena Pernambuco, Recife
Attendance: 40,285
Referee: Enrique Osses (Chile)
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 Substituted off 46'
RW 6 Antonio Candreva Substituted off 57'
LW 8 Claudio Marchisio Substituted off 69'
CF 9 Mario Balotelli Booked 69'
Substitutions:
FW 10 Antonio Cassano Substituted in 46'
FW 22 Lorenzo Insigne Substituted in 57'
FW 11 Alessio Cerci Substituted in 69'
Manager:
Cesare Prandelli
ITA-CRC 2014-06-20.svg
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 Substituted off 68'
RW 10 Bryan Ruiz (c) Substituted off 81'
LW 7 Christian Bolaños
CF 9 Joel Campbell Substituted off 74'
Substitutions:
MF 22 José Miguel Cubero Booked 71' Substituted in 68'
FW 21 Marco Ureña Substituted in 74'
FW 14 Randall Brenes Substituted in 81'
Manager:
Colombia 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 Uruguay[edit]

The two teams had met in nine 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).[18]

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.[19] 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.[20][21][22]

Suárez bite[edit]

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.[22][20][21] 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.[23] After the biting incident, Suárez claimed that he "had contact with [Chiellini's] shoulder, nothing more" and that "these things happen".[20][21][22]

On the same day of the match, FIFA opened disciplinary proceedings against Suárez regarding the biting incident.[24] 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.[25] 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.[26][27][28] 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).[29][26][27] The verdict would not prevent Suárez from transferring to another club.[30] 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.[31][32] On 3 July, the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) appealed against the decision to FIFA,[33][34] but it was rejected on 10 July.[35][36][37] 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.[38]

24 June 2014
13:00 UTC−3
Italy  0–1  Uruguay
Report Godín Goal 81'
Arena das Dunas, Natal
Attendance: 39,706
Referee: Marco Rodríguez (Mexico)
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 Substituted off 75'
CM 8 Claudio Marchisio Red card 59'
LM 2 Mattia De Sciglio Booked 77'
AM 21 Andrea Pirlo
SS 17 Ciro Immobile Substituted off 71'
CF 9 Mario Balotelli Booked 22' Substituted off 46'
Substitutions:
MF 18 Marco Parolo Substituted in 46'
FW 10 Antonio Cassano Substituted in 71'
MF 5 Thiago Motta Substituted in 75'
Manager:
Cesare Prandelli
ITA-URU 2014-06-24.svg
GK 1 Fernando Muslera Booked 90+1'
RB 22 Martín Cáceres
CB 13 José Giménez
CB 3 Diego Godín (c)
LB 6 Álvaro Pereira Substituted off 63'
RM 20 Álvaro González
CM 17 Egidio Arévalo Booked 46'
LM 7 Cristian Rodríguez Substituted off 78'
AM 14 Nicolás Lodeiro Substituted off 46'
CF 9 Luis Suárez
CF 21 Edinson Cavani
Substitutions:
DF 16 Maxi Pereira Substituted in 46'
FW 11 Christian Stuani Substituted in 63'
MF 18 Gastón Ramírez Substituted in 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 England[edit]

The two teams had never met before.[39]

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.[40]

This was England's 11th goalless draw in World Cup history, more than any other nation.[41][42]

24 June 2014
13:00 UTC−3
Costa Rica  0–0  England
Report
Costa Rica
England
GK 1 Keylor Navas
SW 3 Giancarlo González Booked 60'
CB 6 Óscar Duarte
CB 19 Roy Miller
RWB 16 Cristian Gamboa
LWB 15 Júnior Díaz
DM 5 Celso Borges Substituted off 78'
CM 10 Bryan Ruiz (c)
CM 17 Yeltsin Tejeda
SS 14 Randall Brenes Substituted off 59'
CF 9 Joel Campbell Substituted off 65'
Substitutions:
MF 7 Christian Bolaños Substituted in 59'
FW 21 Marco Ureña Substituted in 65'
MF 11 Michael Barrantes Substituted in 78'
Manager:
Colombia Jorge Luis Pinto
CRC-ENG 2014-06-24.svg
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 Substituted off 73'
RW 17 James Milner Substituted off 76'
AM 21 Ross Barkley Booked 53'
LW 20 Adam Lallana Booked 57' Substituted off 62'
CF 9 Daniel Sturridge
Substitutions:
MF 19 Raheem Sterling Substituted in 62'
MF 4 Steven Gerrard Substituted in 73'
FW 10 Wayne Rooney Substituted in 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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