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Watch Costa Rica's three (yes, three!) goals in the victory over Uruguay

Goal no. 1: Joel Campbell equalizes at the 54th minute. Then he has a baby.

Goal no. 2: Nicaragua-born Oscar Duarte used his head for  the golazo to put the Ticos ahead 2-1 at the 57th minute. The first Nicaraguan to ever score in the World Cup was overcome by emotion after the goal.

Goal no. 3: Marco Ureña with the dagger at the 84th minute. Costa Rica just pulled off one of the most shocking upsets in recent World Cup history.

The Ticos had low odds to even score a goal during the tournament. Now they’re atop Group D. Italy and England play at 4 p.m. Costa Rica meets Italy on Friday in Recife at 10 a.m.



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Brilliant. Congratulations. As an Arsenal fan it was great to see Campbell play like that. Now I hope you stuff England and Italy. Keep it up. Well deserved victory for you boys. Be absolutely hilarious if you win the ‘group of death.’ Fans here in London seem overjoyed at the result – wonder what will happen if/when you beat us. Hope you do. Viva Costa Rica!

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Frank Castle

Go LA SELE! Italia is next. Anything is possible Costa Rica. Even an American such as myself is pulling for you guys to win it all.

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Rita Maria Smith


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