Hanover: Bartosz Bosacki scored twice to lead Poland to a 2-1 win over Costa Rica in the teams’ 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 “Ticos” 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 Wanchope’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. — AP