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#Costa Rica

# costa-rica-soccer - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Neymar 'entitled to feel upset', says Brazil team-mate

Fagner has backed the world’s most expensive player, who scored the second goal in the 2-0 victory over Costa Rica.

# costa-rica-soccer - Friday 22 June, 2018

Liam Brady and Richie Sadlier were at odds after VAR helped overturn Neymar's penalty claim Agree To Disagree This post contains videos

Liam Brady and Richie Sadlier were at odds after VAR helped overturn Neymar's penalty claim

Referee Bjorn Kuipers appeared to award the spot-kick before consulting the video replay and deciding the Brazilian forward had gone down easily.

Late goals from big names Coutinho and Neymar hand Brazil first win of the tournament Up And Running This post contains videos

Late goals from big names Coutinho and Neymar hand Brazil first win of the tournament

The Barcelona attacker bagged his second of the competition, before their talisman added another against a dogged Costa Rica side.

# costa-rica-soccer - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Rashford makes claim for World Cup starting spot as England beat Costa Rica

The Manchester United youngster scored amid a man-of-the-match performance tonight.

# costa-rica-soccer - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Stunning scenes as USA sensationally fail to reach World Cup for first time since 1986 Upset This post contains videos

Stunning scenes as USA sensationally fail to reach World Cup for first time since 1986

Bruce Arena’s side suffered a shock 2-1 defeat to Trinidad and Tobago.

# costa-rica-soccer - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Absolutely brilliant bedlam as Costa Rica qualify for World Cup after last-gasp leveller Scenes This post contains videos

Absolutely brilliant bedlam as Costa Rica qualify for World Cup after last-gasp leveller

As always, the local TV coverage is well worth a watch.

# costa-rica-soccer - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

Klinsmann facing the sack as US suffer worst competitive defeat in 36 years

A 4-0 drubbing by Costa Rica has followed on from Friday’s loss to Mexico.

# costa-rica-soccer - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Paulo Wanchope involved in punch-up with security guard at Costa Rica game Fisticuffs This post contains videos

Paulo Wanchope involved in punch-up with security guard at Costa Rica game

The Ex-Premier League striker found himself in a spot of bother last night.

# costa-rica-soccer - Thursday 4 June, 2015

Ireland climb two places in the latest Fifa World Rankings

Meanwhile, Belgium are now as high as second in this month’s list.

# costa-rica-soccer - Thursday 12 March, 2015

Stop everything! Stephanie Roche has scored another brilliant volley Top Drawer This post contains videos

Stop everything! Stephanie Roche has scored another brilliant volley

The Ireland striker was on target in their 2-1 win over Costa Rica yesterday.

# costa-rica-soccer - Saturday 28 February, 2015

One of Ireland's most promising defenders has been ruled out for the rest of the season

Shane Duffy has impressed since joining Blackburn from Everton in the summer transfer window

# costa-rica-soccer - Monday 14 July, 2014

12 things that restored our faith in football at the 2014 World Cup

Crying during anthems, fan reactions, ‘why always me’ and more…

# costa-rica-soccer - Sunday 6 July, 2014

Delirious radio commentary as 'Penalty Killer' Krul saves Dutch day

Jack van Gelder and Ronald van der Geer got understandably carried away when the Newcastle United goalkeeper entered the fray.

Here's how the Dutch media reacted to their team's dramatic win over Costa Rica

Louis van Gaal’s goalkeeper decisision was hailed as a masterstroke.

Van Gaal kept keeper in dark over last-minute switch

The bold gambit paid off spectacularly as Tim Krul saved two spot-kicks.

Letter from Brazil: A little romance goes a long way as Clare and the Netherlands survive

Neymar and James Rodriguez’s departures from the World Cup left us needing to be cheered up.

# costa-rica-soccer - Saturday 5 July, 2014

As it happened: Holland v Costa Rica, World Cup quarter final Krul Summer This post contains videos

As it happened: Holland v Costa Rica, World Cup quarter final

The last of the semi final spots was up for grabs and the two sides fought out a humdinger.

# costa-rica-soccer - Monday 30 June, 2014

Costa Rican players had practised penalties 'a lot'

The Central American side scored all five of their spot kicks as they beat Greece in the last 16 yesterday.

Navas the hero as Costa Rica's adventures continue

The Central American side are into the quarter-finals where they’ll face the Netherlands.

# costa-rica-soccer - Sunday 29 June, 2014

10-man Costa Rica hang on in extra-time and see off Greece with perfect penalties

They will face the Netherlands in their first World Cup quarter-final appearance.

As it happened: Costa Rica v Greece, World Cup last 16

We had all the action as the World Cup’s underdogs went head-to-head.

Costa Rica's Cinderella fairytale faces history-seeking Greek roadblock

Mikey Stafford reports from Recife, where both sides are aiming to achieve historical feats.

# costa-rica-soccer - Friday 27 June, 2014

Greece star Georgios Samaras invites young Irish fan to the World Cup

11-year-old Celtic fan Jay Beatty, who has Down’s syndrome, is set to watch his hero in action against Costa Rica.

# costa-rica-soccer - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

We'll Leave It There So: Suarez's 'bite,' injury heartache for Kilkenny star and today's sport

Italy are out of the World Cup and it’s not even the biggest shock of the day.

Winless England bow out of World Cup with a whimper

Roy Hodgson’s side finished bottom of Group D as they could only manage a 0-0 draw against Costa Rica.

World Cup hangout: The best anthems, England's swansong and Kobe's an Azzurri fan

Join us for two hours of wall-to-wall football chat.

As it happened: England v Costa Rica, Italy v Uruguay, World Cup Group D

Italy faced Uruguay and England played Costa Rica as Group D reached its conclusion.

# costa-rica-soccer - Monday 23 June, 2014

England starts for Barkley, Shaw and Lampard as Hodgson rings changes

Only Gary Cahill and Daniel Sturridge remain from the side that lost the opening matches to Italy and Uruguay.

# costa-rica-soccer - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Young English players don't want to play international football anymore - Redknapp

“When I was at Tottenham two or three international players did not want to play for England,” he said.

# costa-rica-soccer - Saturday 21 June, 2014

6 reasons why England failed at the World Cup

Roy Hodgson’s side’s World Cup exit was confirmed following Costa Rica’s surprise win over Italy yesterday.

# costa-rica-soccer - Friday 20 June, 2014

Hodgson to remain as England boss despite early World Cup exit - FA

The coach is under contract with the FA until the 2016 European Championship in France.

Here's how the English media reacted to their team's World Cup exit

Rio Ferdinand, Chris Waddle and Stan Collymore have all given their thoughts.

England's kiss of death from bungling Balotelli as Costa Rica rock Italy Costa Bravo This post contains videos

England's kiss of death from bungling Balotelli as Costa Rica rock Italy

Bryan Ruiz stole in at the back post to score the goal that sends his team into the second round.

World Cup hangout: Jarlath Regan charted England's exit and gave you a prize

Whether you’re still stuck at work, on the way home or getting the dinner ready, we’ve got you covered.

England doomed to early plane home as Costa Rica beat Italy

Bryan Ruiz crashed a header in off the underside of the Italian crossbar.

# costa-rica-soccer - Sunday 15 June, 2014

McClean boasts about Ireland's achievements following Italy and Costa Rica successes

The Wigan midfielder was in a playful mood on Twitter last night.

Breakfast at Bebeto’s: All you need to know from the third night of World Cup action

We reflect on England-Italy, Costa Rica-Uruguay and the rest of last night’s action.

# costa-rica-soccer - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Costa Rica shock Uruguay as Suarez looks on

Maxi Pereira was red-carded in injury time to compound his team’s misery.

All the goals as Campbell-inspired Costa Rica stun Uruguay

The South American side had taken a deserved first-half lead.

# costa-rica-soccer - Monday 9 June, 2014

'The blood was coming out of me so he deserved to be sent off'

Kevin Doyle recalls being on the receiving end of a rather nasty elbow during the Ireland-Costa Rica game.

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