Fuller scores for Costa Rica to stun Japan | In Pictures

Japan squandered a possibility to maneuver into the last-16 of the World Cup after Keysher Fuller’s purpose 10 minutes from time gave Costa Rica a shock 1-0 win in a match wherein they’d barely any possibilities.

The Samurai Blue didn’t trip the momentum of their shock win over Germany and can rue missed alternatives after displaying little creativity in opposition to a Costa Rican aspect who defended resolutely after their 0-7 drubbing by Spain final day out.

The consequence left Japan with a tricky problem to advance to the knockout phases, with Spain as their closing Group E opponents on Thursday.

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