1 vs. 3
URU
CRC
Uruguay Red card

Uruguay

Costa Rica

21:55
And it's full-time. And that is a famous result for Costa Rica, who have upstaged their more illustrious neighbours in sensational fashion. It was a totally deserved victory too - they mostly outplayed Uruguay, who looked pedestrian and lacklustre from start to finish. What a World Cup this is shaping up to be. England and Italy might have an easier route out of their group now, bot Costa Rica might just be able to have a say about it. Thanks for reading, and goodnight.
90+3'
 
RED CARD! Uruguay have totally lost it here, and none moreso than Maxi Pereira, whose suspension will make his side's task even more difficult now. Campbell runs the ball into the corner and Pereira takes a frustrated, mad swing at him and deservedly gets a sending-off. The first red card of the tournament, and Uruguay are in serious, serious mither here.
90+2'
It was only a very brief period where Costa Rica were really up against it here at 2-1. Other than about ten minutes, all the time they've been in the lead, they've led comfortably. Uruguay have been utterly embarrassed here.
90'
Just three minutes of injury time. This one is surely done.
Costa Rica Substitution
86'
Uruguay have been very deservedly beaten here. And Costa Rica are probably ending tonight top of Group D. They're in a great position to progress to the next round if they can keep up this level of performance.
Costa Rica Goal

Right Footed - Bottom Left

83'
 
GOAL! And now they really have done it! It's 3-1 Costa Rica! The stadium absolutely erupts as Campbell plays a fine pass to get Urena beyond the Uruguay backline. Muslera comes charging out to deal with it, which is dangerous, and he's punished as the substitute slips it beneath him and into the net. What a game this is. What a World Cup this is, so far.
Costa Rica Substitution
81'
 
Ruiz is coming off now for Marcos Urena. Costa Rica had chances on the break, but couldn't extend their lead. Theyll be focusing on keeping the scores as they are for now, and hopefully they won't regret not taking one of their additional chances.
Uruguay Yellow card

Uruguay

Costa Rica

78'
 
Football manager legend Abel Hernandez (who just about pipped Kyle Lafferty in his team's scoring charts last season) is on for Uruguay, but they still can't make it count. They've improved since Nicolas Lodeiro came on too, but Costa Rica are holding firm.
77'
Costa Rica players going down with cramp, which gives this a lovely League-Two-side-putting-out-a-top-half-Premier-League-side feel.
Uruguay Substitution
Costa Rica Substitution
74'
Something to talk about - are Uruguay really underachieving or are they just not very good? Lugano had a truly pitiful season, Rodriguez is a bit average, and Rios and Pereira hardly get the blood racing. They still probably shouldn't be losing to Costa Rica, but they seemed to be overhyped, particularly given their disastrous qualification campaign.
72'
Costa Rica on the break again - this time Gamboa gets free, but he can't shake off the attention of the two Uruguay defenders despite running his heart out towards Muslera's goal. Costa Rica really, really, really, really want this.
69'
Well, forget what I said about this being the dullest game. Forlan gets into a dangerous position, but gets tackled, and it goes out for a corner, which Uruguay take quickly and short and Navas has to make another fine save to keep his side in it, before giving a rallying cry to his team. This is enthralling stuff.
68'
Costa Rica break with menace, but Celso Borges gets a rush of blood to the head and blazes it over from miles out. They need to stay calm - they are getting into wonderful positions on the counter and could extend their lead.
64'
Here's something interesting, mind: Costa Rica leading Uruguay feels strange and bizarre, but Costa Rica's population is actually significantly higher, 4.7 million to 3.3 million. Obviously, there's more to being a football power than sheer numbers, but... well, I thought it was interesting.
63'
Dear me, Campbell lets fly again and almost makes it 3-1. Uruguay are all over the place.
Uruguay Substitution
60'
I was about to say Uruguay are in serious trouble here, but that was before Costa Rica scored their second. They are really staring down the barrel now. If they don't win this they absolutely have to get four points from their games against Italy and England, and on this showing, they don't look anywhere near capable of doing it.
Uruguay Substitution
58'
 
GOAL! This is unbelievable! Duarte puts Costa Rica ahead! The ball goes to the back post, and there's Duarte to head it through the eye of a needle, just inside the far post. Uruguay are stunned, and they deserve it - they've been thoroughly rubbish. Costa Rica are going absolutely bananas in the stadium, joined by a fair few fans of Uruguay's rivals. What a moment this could be. Costa Rica could be ending tonight top of the group.
Costa Rica Goal

Header - Bottom Right

56'
 
Costa Rica want a winner. Ruiz advances goalwards and is felled by Walter Gargano, who gets a yellow card for his trouble. The free-kick is probably too far away for a direct shot, but it could be nasty for Uruguay...
Uruguay Yellow card

Uruguay

Costa Rica

54'
 
GOAL! Amazing! They've done it! Costa Rica are level! Uruguay don't deal with a ball into the box and it falls beautifully for Campbell, who has time to shift, get it onto his left foot and leather it past Muslera. A massive, massive moment for the minnows of Group D.
Costa Rica Goal

Left Footed - Bottom Center

50'
Costa Rica go within inches of equalising! Oscar Duarte had the header, but he went for the near post rather than heading it back across goal where Campbell was lurking. As a result, Muslera kept it out and he couldn't quite sort his feet out to hit home the rebound. Big let-off for Uruguay.
Uruguay Yellow card

Uruguay

Costa Rica

47'
Cristian Gamboa ventures forward as Costa Rica continue to attack, but his cross can't quite find a teammate. Uruguay on the back foot already.
46'
Back underway, with no changes to either side. What can Costa Rica produce here in the second half?
21:01
England and Italy are yet to play, of course, but Uruguay look probably the weakest of that trio so far. They may well play considerably tighter in those games, and of course they'll probably have Suarez, but if I was born in the wee bit down from Brazil and across from Argentina and down from Paraguay I'd be a bit concerned.
20:48
And that's all for now - it's half-time. Not a particularly great half - in fact, it's probably shaping up to be the worst game of the tournament so far. But Costa Rica have been decent, and this game is far from settled. A potentially better second half awaits.
45'
Rios tries to play Christian Stuani down the wing, but the Costa Rica defence is typically solid and marshals him away, before Campbell goes close to getting on the end of a cross at the other end.
43'
Forlan - who has been pretty anonymous so far - comes close to putting Uruguay ahead, sending in a deflected effort, but Navas adjusts himself brilliantly to keep it out. A superb stop.
42'
Good grief. Gonzalez is inches away from equalising for Costa Rica. Muslera got nowhere near the free-kick, and it grazed the Costa Rica man's forehead as it whistled past the gaping net.
35'
Campbell is looking lively, and he tries to get in between the two Diegos in defence to latch onto a loose ball, but while he has the pace, he doesn't quite have teh strength to shrug them off.
32'
Just past the hour mark, Uruguay have not really impressed despite their lead. Costa Rica are still in this, and the top-rated side in Group D are fortunate to be ahead.
30'
Costa Rica try their luck from a corner, and it's a good one, but just too deep to trouble Uruguay's back post. The minnows of Group D are still very much in this game.
26'
Joel Campbell tries to get Costa Rica back in this, and the method he chooses is to cut inside, run goalwards and leather a shot from 25 yards at the goal. It's not a bad effort at all, and Muslera didn't look like he was getting there, but it's just wide.
Uruguay Penalty

Right Footed - Bottom Right

23'
 
GOAL! And some redemption from Cavani as he fires home past Navas. Uruguay have the lead. It wasn't a particularly dodgy penalty, nor have Costa Rica come particularly close to scoring, but their lead feels somehow ill-gotten.
22'
Penalty to Uruguay! This is another controversial one. Lugano gets a hug in the area as players charge forward for a free-kick. It's nowhere near enough to knock him down but it is a foul, so he goes down with some theatrics and wins the referee's attention. Now Cavani - who has been rubbish all year - steps up...
20'
I really cannot express enough how rubbish that was. He half-heartedly flicked a lower leg at it like he wasn't bothered but somehow at the same time scared.
18'
Cavani gets another very similar chance now. This time he's onside, but this time he thrusts his leg out like your mum when you've just kicked the ball towards her by mistake in a kickabout with your cousins. The ball sails miles over the bar - that is truly dreadful. Whatever happened to that guy with the same name that used to play for Napoli? What happened to him?
15'
Uruguay score - no, it's disallowed. A free-kick comes in aimed at Edinson Cavani, and he just manages to get an outstretched leg to it and put it over Kaylor Navas, but he's rightly judged to be offside.
11'
Costa Rica still on top here. A cross from the left only just misses Bryan Ruiz, and when it comes back in from the other side it's too high for the former Fulham man to be able to get his header on target.
9'
Costa Rica have a corner, then think they should have a penalty as the ball strikes the arm of Diego Lugano. Lugano was claiming a shove and had leapt into the air with an absurd expression and both arms raised skywards. It would've served him right had the handball been given. The referee, however, awards a free-kick to Uruguay.
8'
And now Costa Rica are putting Uruguay under pressure. Fernando Muslera had to be alert to deal with the ball in just there, but the danger's not over yet...
5'
Uruguay seeing basically all of the ball so far. This is a good Costa Rica team, however, and they shouldn't be on the back foot all evening.
1'
And we're off. How can Uruguay cope without Suarez?
19:55
The other slight surprise here is Arevalo Rios starting in the side, at the expense of Nicolas Lodeiro who had appeared to emerge as a key figure for the Uruguayans. Not long until kick-off now.
19:45
While it's no surprise to see Luiz Suarez out, it is a bit of a surprise that Uruguay have opted for Diego Forlan to replace him. That doesn't really suggest much of a Plan B for Oscar Tabarez's men here.
19:25
Costa Rica face the unenviable challenge of playing three World Cup winning nations in this group, but their coach Jorge Luis Pinto remains unfazed: "We are in a very strong group, but we all feel motivated. We are here to play with the champions."

Costa Rica will face the formidable task of confronting three former champions in World Cup Group D, but coach Jorge Luis Pinto said on Friday he remains

19:20
And later on, England face Italy in Manaus. Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon misses that one with an ankle injury, with Salvatore Sirigu set to deputise.

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon will miss his team's World Cup opener against England after injuring an ankle in training.

19:15
Colombia recorded a decisive win against Greece in the night's opening fixture, winning 3-0.
19:10
URUGUAY: Muslera, Pereira, Lugano, Godin, Caceres, Rios, Gargano, Stuani, Rodriguez, Forlan, Cavani. // COSTA RICA: Navas, Gamboa, Umana, Gonzalez, Duarte, Diaz, Bolanos, Borges, Tejeda, Campbell, Ruiz.
19:05
As expected, there is no Luis Suarez for Uruguay as he continues his recovery from a knee injury. He's on the bench - but that means nothing as everyone in the squad can be used as a sub. He has looked sprightly in training - but if Uruguay can take care of business without him, so much the better.
19:00
Welcome to LIVE coverage of Uruguay v Costa Rica from Fortaleza, the opening game from Group D which also contains England and Italy.

Starting Line-ups

Uruguay
Costa Rica
    • 1
      Muslera
    • 22
      Cáceres
    • 3
      Godín
    • 2
      Lugano
    • 16
      Maxi Pereira
    • 7
      Cristian Rodríguez
    • 17
      Arévalo Rios
    • 5
      Gargano
    • 11
      Stuani
    • 10
      Forlán
    • 21
      Cavani
Team Manager:  Oscar Tabarez
    • 12
      Campbell
    • 10
      Ruiz
    • 17
      Yeltsin Tejeda
    • 5
      Borges
    • 7
      Christian Bolaños
    • 16
      Gamboa
    • 6
      Duarte
    • 3
      Giancarlo González
    • 4
      Michael Umaña
    • 15
      Júnior Díaz
    • 1
      Navas
Team Manager:  Paulo César Wanchope
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
F. MusleraDFP
0 1 3 9 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. CáceresDFP
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 0 0 90
D. GodínDFP
0 0 0 5 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 90
D. LuganoDFP
0 0 0 0 8 0 1 3 1 0 0 90
Maxi PereiraDFP
0 0 0 2 3 0 2 2 0 1 0 89
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
C. StuaniDFP
0 0 0 23 0 0 5 2 0 0 0 90
E. Arévalo RiosDFP
0 0 0 56 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 90
Cristian RodríguezDFP
0 0 0 30 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 76
W. GarganoDFP
0 0 0 42 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 60
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
E. CavaniDFP
1 0 4 22 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 90
D. ForlánDFP
0 0 3 23 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 60
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
K. NavasDFP
0 2 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Júnior DíazDFP
0 0 0 3 5 0 3 3 0 0 0 90
Giancarlo GonzálezDFP
0 0 1 1 10 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
O. DuarteDFP
1 0 3 2 4 0 3 1 0 0 0 90
Michael UmañaDFP
0 0 0 1 14 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
C. GamboaDFP
0 0 0 5 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
C. BorgesDFP
0 0 1 49 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 90
Christian BolañosDFP
0 1 0 20 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 89
B. RuizDFP
0 0 2 33 0 1 3 2 0 0 0 83
Yeltsin TejedaDFP
0 0 0 32 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 75
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. CampbellDFP
1 1 4 24 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 90
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