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Costa Rica makes 2 changes to lineup for last group match against England

Costa Rica's captain and attacking player Bryan Ruiz, left, catches the ball whilst playing as a goalkeeper during an official training session the day before the group D World Cup soccer match between Costa Rica and England at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Costa Rica's captain and attacking player Bryan Ruiz, left, catches the ball whilst playing as a goalkeeper during an official training session the day before the group D World Cup soccer match between Costa Rica and England at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)  (The Associated Press)

Costa Rica has made two changes to its lineup from its wins over Uruguay and Italy, with coach Jorge Luis Pinto deciding to rest a couple of players before the knockout phase begins.

Defender Roy Miller comes in for Michael Umana and forward Randall Brenes will start in favor of winger Christian Bolanos.

The Ticos have already qualified for the knockout phase and would top Group D with at least a draw.

England has already been eliminated and coach Roy Hodgson made nine changes, having already announced his team a day before the match.

Striker Daniel Sturridge and center back Gary Cahill are the only holdovers, with the slew of newcomers including Adam Lallana, Ross Barkley and Luke Shaw. Frank Lampard will captain the side in place of Steven Gerrard.

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Lineups:

Costa Rica: Keylor Navas; Giancarlo Gonzalez, Roy Miller, Oscar Duarte, Junior Diaz; Cristian Gamboa, Yeltsin Tejeda, Celso Borges, Bryan Ruiz (captain); Randall Brenes, Joel Campbell.

England: Ben Foster; Phil Jones, Gary Cahill, Chris Smalling, Luke Shaw; James Milner, Frank Lampard (captain), Jack Wilshere; Ross Barkley, Adam Lallana, Daniel Sturridge.