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Costa Rica Advances To Knockout Round At World Cup

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Costa Rica is the latest side to advance to the knockout round at the 2014 FIFA  World Cup in Brazil. The Costa Ricans defeated Italy 1-0 in Group D action. The Italians and Uruguay each have three points while England has been eliminated.

France was the big winner on Friday with a 5-2 victory against Switzerland. The French shot up to the top of Group E with six points and virtually locked up a spot in the round of 16. Ecuador continued Group E play with a 2-1 win over Honduras. Ecuador and the Swiss each have three points, and Honduras has zero.

Argentina and Iran get things started on Saturday. Nigeria and Bosnia and Herzegovina end Group F play in the night cap. Group G starts back up in the middle match with Germany facing Ghana. The United States plays its second match of Group G on Sunday against Portugal. (Metro Networks Inc.)

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