The Czech Republic rallied to beat Costa Rica 3-2 at the Under-20 World Cup on Saturday, but Costa Rica still reached the knockout stage on goal difference, eliminating the United States.
Costa Rica finished with three points in Group E and a goal difference of minus-3 to take the final place in the last 16 as one of the best four third-place teams. The United States finished at three points and minus-3 in Group C, but scored a goal less than Costa Rica (4-5).
Jan Chramosta gave the Czechs the lead, Estrada equalized on a penalty kick, and Josue Martinez put Costa Rica ahead in the 71st. Jan Voshalik to make it 2-2 in the 77th minute and Chramosta got his second of the night in the 86th.