Hanover: Bartosz Bosacki scored twice to lead Poland to a 2-1 win over Costa Rica in the teamsâ€™ final game of the World Cup on Tuesday.
Both teams had already been knocked out of the tournament after losses to Germany and Costa Rica in earlier Group A matches.
Striker Ronald Gomez gave Costa Rica the lead in the 25th minute when he hit a left-footed free kick from 20 yards past the wall and Poland goalkeeper Artur Boruc.
Gomez then handed the â€œTicosâ€ a chance to make it 2-0 when he skipped clear of two defenders to feed an unmarked Paulo Wanchope at the edge of the area. But Boruc easily smothered Wanchopeâ€™s weak right-footed shot.
Bosacki levelled the score eight minutes later. Costa Rica goalkeeper Jose Porras stumbled trying to punch a corner out, and the ball fell to Bosacki, who sidefooted it in. Bosacki gave the Poles the lead in the 66th, rising above Wanchope to head in a corner from Krzynowek. â€” AP