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Uruguay vs. Costa Rica, 2014 World Cup: Stunning turnaround from the Ticos

Costa Rica conceded an early penalty. Then they laid a beating on Uruguay.

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Costa Rica is pretty happy about that win

Just invading freeways and stuff

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Diego Lugano's face is an Internet superstar

Uruguay didn't have the best day, but Diego Lugano's face did ... on the Internet.

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Uruguay defender loses it, gets a red

Uruguay is not taking getting their ass handed to them by Costa Rica very well at all. AT ALL.

Maxi Pereira is now going to be suspended for the final two group stage games, and Uruguay don't have much depth at all in defense. They're really, really screwed against England and Italy.

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Costa Rica stun Uruguay

Another day, another upset: Costa Rica have punched a huge hole in Uruguay's hopes of getting out of Group D with a 3-1 come-from-behind win against the 2010 semifinalists.

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Costa Rica REALLY excited about 3rd goal

Uruguay are getting clowned by Costa Rica, because this World Cup makes no sense and is amazing. It also makes no sense to the Costa Rica bench, who celebrated their third goal like they won the dang thing.

This has been a pretty stunning second half beatdown. Uruguay haven't even been in the game. Costa Rica have been spectacular.

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Costa Rica scores, is pregnant

Ever need to expain where babies come from? Just show them Joel Campbell's goal celebration. Don't actually explain it until later.

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Uruguay stunned by back to back goals

Costa Rica have been hanging with Uruguay all game long, and they were a bit unlucky to trail. Uruguay's penalty was deserved, but they haven't had great chances otherwise, while the Ticos have struggled in front of goal ... until the second half. They've come out like gangbusters, and have turned a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 lead.

First up, Joel Campbell:

He busted out everyone's favorite classic celebration.

The goal visibly stunned Uruguay, but no one expected them to simply fall apart. They fell apart. Oscar Duarte's go-ahead goal came on an absolutely brilliant header.

With that, Uruguay are making significant changes -- but they're still not bringing on Luis Suarez. Nicolas Lodeiro and Alvaro Gonzalez are on to try and help their team fight back into this game.

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KEYLOR NAVAS.

If Keylor Navas had been beaten by this shot, no one would have blamed him. It took an absolutely ridiculous deflection and very few goalkeepers could have kept it out. But Keylor Navas is the La Liga goalkeeper of the year, so he says screw you, Uruguay.

Absurd. Costa Rica are still alive.

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Diego Lugano is amazing. Also Uruguay are winning.

Okay, so important World Cup thing: Uruguay got a penalty and Edinson Cavani scored it. They now lead Costa Rica 1-0.

Now that we've got that out of the way, important life thing: Diego Lugano's face.

Earlier, Lugano did this. He's having the best game in the history of the sport.

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AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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Uruguay vs. Costa Rica: Lineups

The lineups are out for Uruguay's World Cup opener against Costa Rica.

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How to watch Costa Rica vs. Uruguay online

In case you won't be near a TV, we can help.

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Uruguay favourites against Costa Rica

Uruguay will be expected to win comfortably when they play Costa Rica in their first games of the World Cup.

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How ready are Uruguay for Costa Rica?

Diego Forlan and Diego Lugano were two of the huge stars of the last World Cup. Now they're old. Can an injured Luis Suarez and Diego Godin carry an older Uruguay team against Costa Rica?

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Uruguay have problems for Costa Rica clash

Uruguay are actually the best-ranked team in their group, but they are almost certainly not the best. Costa Rica, meanwhile, could give them a few surprises.

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