Bryan Ruiz gave Costa Rica a shocking lead just before half time against Italy in World Cup Group D. Moments earlier, Joel Campbell, appeared to have been brought down in the box as he closed in on Gigi Buffon’s goal, but the referee said no penalty.
It’s no more than Costa Rica deserve. They outplayed Italy in the first half and showed much more attacking intent. As the great Barry Davies might say, Italy are behind “because they will not learn.”
Just look at his face:
Bryan Ruiz is still contracted at Fulham in the EPL (coming to a Championship stadium near you soon) but spent the end of last season at PSV in Holland on a loan deal.