Poland 2, Costa Rica 1
Posted by ssbg on June 20, 2006
Costa Rica make a lively start to the game with Paulo Wanchope and Ronald Gomez causing problems up front
Bartosz Bosacki notched his first goals for Poland to help his side to victory in Group A's dead rubber and ease the pressure on coach Pawel Janas.
With both sides already eliminated from the competition, it was an uninspiring start before Costa Rica's Ronald Gomez fired a low free-kick past Artur Boruc.
However, Bosacki equalised minutes later, volleying home from a corner.
And the defender sealed the win with a thumping header, before Paulo Wanchope saw a late effort denied for offside.
The win ensured Poland, who were favourites to progress to the second round alongside Germany before the tournament, ended their campaign with a valuable win that might help keep Janas in a job following a raft of criticism.