Costa Rica scored all their three goals in the second half to defeat Uruguay 3-1 in their FIFA World Cup opener. Catch all the highlights from the Group D encounter here.
2:25 IST: That's the final whistle and Costa Rica have defeated Uruguay 3-1. They scored all their three goals in the second half after going down 0-1 in the first. Campbell scored in the 54th minute, Duarte in the 57th while Urena came in and scored in the 85th.
2:24 IST: A red card for Maximiliano Pereira in the last minute of the game. What a bad, bad match it has turned out to be for Uruguay.
2:15 IST: GOAL! What an upset this is turning out to be, one of the great World Cup shocks in history. Marcos Urena scored in the 85th minute, barely 19 seconds after coming on. It's 3-1 and Uruguay are out of the game.
2:04 IST: About a quarter of an hour to go now and Costa Rica are doing well to hold on their lead; not that they are trying to be defensive, they have kept the pressure on Uruguay, who have struggled to create any scoring chances.
1:58 IST: Borges made a glorious effort in the 67th minute but the shot went over the goal post. Costa Rica are on the move here.
1:47 IST:GOAL! This is sensational from Costa Rica, who have taken a 2-1 lead over Uruguay, thanks to Oscar Duarte.
1:44 IST: GOAL! Campbell scores for Costa Rica in the 54th minute. That was a sensational effort as Costa Rica draw level with Uruguay. It's 1-1 now.
1:40 IST: That was a foul alright from Diego Lugano and he deserved the yellow card. Costa Rica got a free kick but they waste another chance to draw level in the 50th minute.
1:19 IST: At half-time, it's Uruguay 1 - Costa Rica 0. This has been an intriguing half so far, where both teams have kept the heat up on the other. The second half could be even livelier.
1:15 IST: Sensational work by Keilor Navas, the Costa Rica goalkeeper as he thwarted a brilliant shot from Diego Forlan. What a moment that was in the game. It has been a great first-half so far and that effort in the 44th minute has only added to the magic.
1:11 IST: After 40 minutes, Costa Rica were still trailing but they kept the pressure on Uruguay. After Campbell's efforts, Cristian Gamboa came up with sterling efforts, only to be thwarted by an alert defence.
1:02 IST: After Costa Rica came within striking distance through Campbell, they got another chance at scoring when Egidio Areval committed a foul but Uruguay were alert to Christian Bolanos's lofted kick into the penalty area.
00:58 IST: Joel Campbell did brilliantly to open up a scoring chance as he sent the ball flying in towards the Uruguayan goal from 25 meters but the ball missed the post by the skin of the teeth.
00:55 IST: GOAL! After Junior Diaz pulled the jersey of an Uruguayan player inside the Costa Rican box, Uruguay were awarded a penalty. Cavani took the spot kick and scored as Uruguay took a 1-0 lead in the 24th minute.
00:49 IST: Edinson Cavani of Uruguay in the firing line here. After making a hash of a great scoring chance in the 16th minute, he committed an offensive foul the next minute, triggering a set piece from referee Felix Brych. Things are happening here.
00:45 IST: Diego Godin of Uruguay nets the ball in but he is offsided by the referee. Good call too as he was clearly ahead of the last Costa Rican defender. Costa Rica have started to make a few unforced errors now.
00:42 IST: Still no goals in the 12th minute but Costa Rica have kept the pressure on Costa Rica through some attacking play. The Costa Rican coach, Pinto seems happy with the way his team has shaped up so far. Good composure from the 'underdogs' so far.
00:36 IST: Costa Rica have started on a decent note, having kept possession of the ball in the first five minutes. How long can they sustain that against a talented Uruguay? It could be an interesting game before the big one later on - Italy vs England.
00:31 IST: The national anthems done, Uruguay and Costa Rica have kicked off their opening game in Group D. As expected, there is no Suarez in the starting lineup for Uruguay. It will nevertheless be a stiff challenge for Costa Rica.
Costa Rica will be up against a stiff challenge when they take on Uruguay in Fortaleza. There has been much talk of Luis Suarez being in doubt for Uruguay's FIFA World Cup opener but the star striker himself sought to downplay concerns by saying his recovery was going well. Even without Suarez, Costa Rica will find they are in for a grueling opener.
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