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Costa Rica secured the most unlikely of victories against Japan on Sunday morning ands the result has blown the whole complexion of Group E wide open.

It was Keysher Fuller's late strike that secured them the 1-0 victory over Japan - who were hoping to secure their place in the tournament's last 16 with a win.  

Here, Sportsmail's JAMES ST DENIS rates players from both teams after the encounter at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium.

Costa Rica stunned Japan with a late winner to blow Group E wide open with one round left

Costa Rica stunned Japan with a late winner to blow Group E wide open with one round left 

Japan 

Shūichi Gonda - 5

The shot stopper was hardly tested all game but failed to execute his job when he was needed most. Was caught miles off his line for Fuller's goal and could have saved it if he wasn't out of position. 

Miki Yamane - 5 

A pretty solid performance from the right back. However, he was hooked off late in the second half when Hajime Moriyasu decided to bring on Kaoru Mitoma in hope he could provide an equaliser. 

Kou Itakura - 4.5 

It won't go down as one of Itakura's best performances. He didn't provide anything spectacular and played a lot of simple passes. He also picked up a yellow card in the 84th minute of the game.  

Kou Itakura picked up a yellow card in the 84th minute of the game on Sunday morning

Kou Itakura picked up a yellow card in the 84th minute of the game on Sunday morning 

Mayo Yoshida - 5

The captain lead his team well despite the result. 

He was responsible for firing Japan up when things fell flat on the pitch. However, Japan needed more from Yoshida in their time of need. 

Yuto Nagamoto - 5

Solid first half performance but found himself being subbed during the break. However, I don't think he was hooked off as a result of a bad performance. Moriyasu swapped the majority of his backline.   

Yasuhito Endo - 6

Endo was one of the only players in the Japan team to bring some intensity to the game. The change of shape in the second half also helped the 29-year-old get on the ball in the pockets. However, he was slightly wayward with his passing.  

Yasuhito Endo was one of the only players on team to bring some intensity to Japan's display

Yasuhito Endo was one of the only players on team to bring some intensity to Japan's display

Hidemasa Morita - 6

Morita could have commanded the centre of the pitch more but did provide some excellent passes during the game. 

Ritsu Doan - 4.5

You'd hardly have noticed him on the pitch. 

Doan was incredibly quiet for Japan during the Group E game with Coast Rica. He could have been the star of the show but never turned up. 

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