Costa Rica’s 1-0 victory over Italy on Friday gave the nation bragging rights as the only remaining undefeated team in Group D. It also devastated fans of Italy and England, which was eliminated from the group stage for the first time since 1958 as a result of the loss.
Bryan Ruiz of Costa Rica scored the match’s only goal at the 44-minute mark. Los Ticos have now all but assured that they’ll advance to the knockout round.
Meanwhile, Italian fans are in shock and England’s supporters have already taken to social media to voice their frustration with Three Lions.
Italy and Uruguay will play each other on June 24 to determine which of the two 1-1 teams will join Costa Rica in the next round. Their match will air at 12 p.m. ET on ESPN.
The best fan reactions to Italy’s loss to Costa Rica can be viewed below.
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Until today, the Italian fans wouldn't been able to find Costa Rica on the world map...
— Astronaut beach (@Astronautbeach) June 20, 2014
I laugh at how Italian fans only come back is ' 4 world cups'
— King Matta. (@_MatthewGamazo) June 20, 2014
— Chris (@ChrisFilion14) June 20, 2014
— AmMaD (@AmmadZahid) June 20, 2014
How Italian fans feel that they lost pic.twitter.com/HUAJLcHn5r
— Steve Rico (@RiCo_steve) June 20, 2014
All the Italian fans reaction after Italy lost when they should've won pic.twitter.com/A0lLT9sss0
— Jimmy ® (@Gmayne6) June 20, 2014
WHAT ITALY LOST O_O?
— Nabil Barakati (@NabilBarakati) June 20, 2014
No fun and no ideas from Italy except for a couple of flashes from Pirlo. Bravo Costarica, deserving it #WorldCup
— Alberto Riva (@Albertoriva) June 20, 2014
Damn woke up, Italy lost. Not a good day so far.
— Son of Odin (@KeepItTrillo) June 20, 2014
What? Italy lost to Costa Rica? Unreal.
— Dr. Doug Holschuh (@DougEDTC) June 20, 2014
Italy lost. This #WorldCup is full of surprises
— dekadaye (@dekadaye) June 20, 2014
Why can't Italy light a candle? Because they lost their match.
— Rachael Evans (@rachaellllll) June 20, 2014
Spain's gone. England lost. Portugal has been disappointing. Now Italy lost too.This is one World Cup that people are losing their money on!
— Imagined Art (@ItsEscapism) June 20, 2014