Costa Rica stun Uruguay with shock World Cup win
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Published 14/06/2014 | 21:59
Costa Rica swept Uruguay off the Fortaleza pitch in a pulsating 3-1 World Cup victory to grab early top spot in Group D.
Two goals in four minutes switched the tempo entirely. First Joel Campbell smashed in a thunderous left-foot half-volley to level matters in the 53rd minute, then Oscar Duarte dived head-first among flying boots to head into the far corner to leave Uruguay reeling.
Marcos Urena slid in the third with six minutes left as Costa Rica romped to a first-ever victory over Uruguay in nine attempts in all competitions and Uruguay's bad day was completed when Maximiliano Pereira was sent off in stoppage time for a wild kick at Campbell.