LiveWORLD CUP LIVE: Italy 0 Costa Rica 1

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6:54pm

6:54pm

Costa Rica win. England are coming home.

6:42pm

Insinge lifts a shot over the bar - this just isn't happening.

6:35pm

This is desperate from Italy. Costa Rica parked the bus a long time ago.

6:29pm

6:22pm

Cassano gets a shot off from the edge of the box but it doesn't trouble Navas.

6:11pm

Damian strikes towards goal forcing a good save.

6:06pm

6:05pm

6:05pm

Italy have brought on Cassano, a striker, for Thiago Motta. Hopefully that means a bit more attacking in the next 45.

5:48pm

5:46pm

Great cross from Diaz on the left - but Buffon couldn't collect.

5:45pm

Ruiz heads home - it's a disaster for England.

5:45pm

GOAL Costa Rica

5:45pm

Big penalty appeal for for Costa Rica as Chielini bundled Ruiz over 

5:43pm

Ruiz crosses for Duarte, whose flicked header lands on the top of the net. Another escape for Italy.

5:37pm

Bolanos forced a good save out of Buffon. Fairly even first half.

5:34pm

Balotelli sweeps a shot towards goal from the edge of the box - finally some signs of life!

5:32pm

5:32pm

Balotelli misses a golden chance - lifting the ball over the keeper, he just got his angles wrong.

5:31pm

Well, 30 mins in and Italy don't look in any hurry to do us a favour...

5:28pm

5:28pm

5:25pm

5:24pm

Can England stay alive??

5:14pm

The FA have apparently asked Roy Hodgson to stay on as manager. I think that's a sensible decision - no-one better out there that I can see.

5:08pm

Borges heads over the top for Itlay - Buffon was all at sea.

5:04pm

C'mon Italy - time to get the three points that will keep this one alive fo England.

5:01pm

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