And so to England's group. First up, Uruguay and Costa Rica.
Things started so brightly for the Uruguayans as Edinson Cavani, he of chiselled chin and an uncanny resemblance to the look and feel of Jim Carrey's Mask or perhaps even more strikingly, Al Pacino's Alphonse "Big Boy" Caprice in Warren Beattie's Dick Tracy, scored the opener from the penalty pot on 24 minutes.
Missing Luis Suarez due to his knee injury, Uruguay were unable to raise their game again after half time when in three minutes first Joel Campbell equalised and then Óscar Duarte put the underdogs ahead. Things were wrapped up with just six minuted left as Marco Ureña made it three one. Uruguay even had time for Maxi Pereira to get himself sent off for serious foul play right at the end of the game.