England vs Costa Rica World Cup 2014: 'Arriving after elimination - priceless' - England fan wins best banner award

England fans were still in good humour against Costa Rica despite the team's imminent flight home

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England fans have had to endure the taunts of rival supporters after they were knocked out of the World Cup with a game to spare in Group D, but for one Three Lions faithful his World Cup was over before it even began.

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While England were playing their final game in Brazil against Costa Rica, one fan in the England section held up a sign that read: “Flights to Rio - £1,200. Enjoying the ambience - £2,000. Accommodation - £2,000. Arriving after eliminaton – priceless.”

Unfortunately for the sharp-witted individual – whose banner was in reference to Mastercard’s advertising slogan – their 15 minutes of fame will be remembered not for one of the best signs at the 2014 World Cup, but rather their misspelling of “elimination”.

An England fan displayed this comical banner during their final group game against Costa Rica

It appeared during a first half in which both teams managed few chances of goal, although Celso Borges saw a curling free-kick tipped onto the cross-bar by goalkeeper Ben Foster.