Joel Campbell scored the first goal for Costa Rica at 54 minutes and then three minutes later, Oscar Duarte scored again on a header off a set piece to give Costa Rica a 2-1 lead over Uruguay. Luis Suarez, not in the starting lineup as he recovers from knee surgery, apparently jumped up from his seat on the bench and began warming up almost immediately.

After Campbell's goal, he gave Colombia a run for their celebrating money with thumb-sucking-with-a-bun-in-the-oven effort.