RIO DE JANEIRO - England's last World Cup hopes were dashed with Costa's Rica's 1-0 victory over Italy in Recife Friday.
The win puts Costa Rica into the last 16 from Group D and means Roy Hodgson's side will soon be leaving Brazil for home, exiting in the group stage for the first time in 56 years.
England travel to play Costa Rica in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday with nothing more at stake.
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