Photos: Costa Rica defeats Italy

Photos: Costa Rica defeats Italy

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RECIFE, BRAZIL - JUNE 20: Cristian Gamboa of Costa Rica celebrates after defeating Italy 1-0 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Italy and Costa Rica at Arena Pernambuco on June 20, 2014 in Recife, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on June 20, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 20 at 2:33 PM

RIO DE JANIERO -- What goes up must come down.

First, there was the usurping of Spain off of the proverbial throne by the Netherlands, asserting themselves as a no-frills powerhouse force. But after Costa Rica defeated Italy (yes, Italy!) in today's 0-1 match, one thing about this year's World Cup is abundantly clear: it's the year of the underdog.

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