The duo have been Wales’ standard-bearers over the last decade or so.
Defender Fuller fired a late winner with Costa Rica's first shot on target in the 81st minute to throw the group wide open and bring Japan crashing back down to earth after their stunning opening win against Germany. Japan boss Hajime Moriyasu made five changes and was punished for resting key players as his side were unable to replicate those heroics. Costa Rica had been thrashed 7-0 in their opening game against Spain and, after frustrating Japan for large periods, they snatched an unlikely victory.
The Dutchman said he had faced ‘unique challenges’ and ‘very difficult circumstances’ during his Ibrox reign.