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England's 0-0 draw with Costa Rica may have salvaged some pride for the English players, but it cost one fan £3000.

Scott Jardine, from Worthing, West Sussex, was in line to win the money after placing a bet, before the tournament began, on Costa Rica to win all their group games.

After defeating Uruguay and Italy in their opening two games, all Jardine needed was for the South American's to beat Roy Hodgson's men, reported BBC Sport before the game.

The 41-year-old was believed to have been the only person in the country to take the bet - at odds of a whopping 600/1 - with a stake of five pounds.

England fail to do the business

Despite hitting the crossbar with a free-kick in the first half, as well as forcing England's goalkeeper on the night, Ben Foster into a few saves, the team nicknamed Los Ticos couldn't find a way through.

If he fancies betting on them again, though, the odds probably wont be as high. The side still topped Group D despite the draw and will face Group C runners-up, Greece in the next round.

Few may have predicted they would progress as group winners in the tournament, but any element of surprise will have disappeared now.


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