Sorry, Lloyd England, there is no longer any chance at all. Perpetually a punchline during his time in the EPL, Bryan Ruiz scores the only goal tournament darlings Costa Rica needs to knock out the Three Lions and put Italy in serious danger. The Ticos were so organized, so on top of things and so insistent that the Azzurri never really looked much like equalizing as the clock ran down - their highly dramatic sports front pages should be full of amusement. And just like that, CONCACAF moved to 4-1-1 in Brazil, led by the fourth team to qualify for the sweet 16.
NSC Man of the Match: Júnior Díaz
- Greg Seltzer