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Costa Rica cut ties with Oscar Ramirez

Posted Thursday, July 05, 2018 by Goal.com38 hits

Oscar Ramirez will not be continuing as Costa Rica coach following the team’s failure to reach the knockout rounds at the World Cup. Costa Rica, who progressed to the quarter-finals four years ago in Brazil, claimed just one point as they were eliminated from Group E in Russia. Ramirez, who took over in August 2015, revealed after the 2-2 draw with Switzerland on June 27 that he was un...Full Story »

Brazil's Marcelo a doubt for Mexico match, Douglas Costa ruled out

Posted Sunday, July 01, 2018 by ESPN104 hits

SOCHI, Russia -- Brazil right-back Danilo will be available to face Mexico in their World Cup last-16 clash, but Marcelo's status is in doubt and Douglas Costa is out, according to the team doctor. Rodrigo Lasmar said on Saturday that Danilo has recovered from a thigh injury, but that teammate Marcelo, who suffered a back spasm just moments into Brazil's final group game against Serbia, is re...Full Story »

Switzerland 2 Costa Rica 2: Petkovic's men set up Sweden last 16 clash

Posted Thursday, June 28, 2018 by Goal.com71 hits

Switzerland were far from their best against Costa Rica, but secured the point they needed to progress to the World Cup knockout stages. Switzerland booked their spot in the last 16 of the World Cup courtesy of a 2-2 draw with Costa Rica in Nizhny Novgorod on Wednesday. Brazil's win over Serbia in the night's other Group E game means that Vladimir Petkovic's side finish second in the pool an...Full Story »

Switzerland earn draw against lively Costa Rica to set up Sweden clash

Posted Thursday, June 28, 2018 by PA22 hits

Switzerland will meet Sweden in the last 16 of the World Cup as they secured safe passage from Group E with a dramatic late draw against Costa Rica.While Costa Rica were already out having lost their opening two matches, they were the better side in Nizhny Novgorod and were good value for their 2-2 draw.Blerim Dzemaili opened the scoring for Switzerland after they had been largely on the back-fo...Full Story »

Diego Maradona celebrates Argentina's World Cup win with offensive gesture

Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by Skysports.com130 hits

Maradona made two middle-finger gestures after Marcos Rojo's late winner Diego Maradona was caught celebrating Argentina's late winner against Nigeria at the World Cup with a offensive gesture on Tuesday. As television cameras swung his way, seconds after Marcos Rojo's winning goal, Maradona thrust middle-finger gestures with both hands. Swinging his arms back and forth, he also appeared to sh...Full Story »

Switzerland vs Costa Rica - Controversial celebrations won’t be repeated, says Behrami

Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by PA89 hits

Valon Behrami has stressed Switzerland’s players will not repeat the controversial goal celebrations they performed against Serbia during the remainder of the World Cup.Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri and Stephan Lichtsteiner all avoided being banned by FIFA but were fined for the way they celebrated the two Swiss goals in their 2-1 success over the Serbians.Arsenal midfielder Xhaka and Stok...Full Story »

Thiago Silva: Neymar insulted me when I returned a ball to Costa Rica

Posted Sunday, June 24, 2018 by Marca.com128 hits

Neymar's attitude during Brazil's 2-0 victory over Costa Rica has been criticised by many, including by teammate Thiago Silva. The defender, who wore the Brazil armband on Friday, has spoken of how the forward hit out at him when he kicked a ball back to Costa Rica in an act of fair play. "He is like a little brother to me and I try to look out for him, but today I feel sad because he insul...Full Story »

Why Neymar cried after helping Brazil secure crucial win over Costa Rica

Posted Saturday, June 23, 2018 by Caughtoffside.com127 hits

Neymar cut an emotional figure after helping Brazil secure a crucial 2-0 win over Costa Rica on Friday afternoon in their World Cup clash. After being held to a draw by Switzerland in their opening game, the pressure was on Tite's side as they needed a win to give themselves a major boost in order to avoid a potential scare of a premature exit from the tournament. They eventually broke down ...Full Story »

Brazil leave it late to see off Costa Rica

Posted Friday, June 22, 2018 by PA34 hits

Philippe Coutinho and Neymar both struck in stoppage time to earn Brazil their first win at the 2018 World Cup as they beat Costa Rica 2-0 to edge towards the last 16.The five-time winners and the competition’s most decorated nation were on course for their second successive draw in Russia, with Neymar denied a second-half penalty upon VAR review and Gabriel Jesus hitting the crossbar.Howe...Full Story »

Brazil 2 Costa Rica 0: Coutinho and Neymar score in stoppage time to snatch win

Posted Friday, June 22, 2018 by Goal.com60 hits

Brazil snatched a 2-0 victory over Costa Rica at the World Cup thanks to stoppage-time goals from Philippe Coutinho and Neymar. Philippe Coutinho and Neymar both scored in injury time for Brazil at the World Cup Philippe Coutinho and Neymar both scored in stoppage time to snatch victory for Brazil after the Paris Saint-Germain forward had been denied a penalty by VAR in a 2-0 World Cup win ove...Full Story »

Fagner to start for Brazil against Costa Rica due to Danilo injury

Posted Friday, June 22, 2018 by Goal.com72 hits

A hip injury suffered by the Man City defender means the Corinthians man will earn his fifth Selecao cap against the TicosBrazil have confirmed Fagner will start in place of Danilo for their World Cup clash with Costa Rica, the Manchester City defender having been ruled out through injury. The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said in a brief statement Danilo had complained of pain aroun...Full Story »

Brazil vs Costa Rica - Neymar to start against Costa Rica despite ankle issue

Posted Friday, June 22, 2018 by PA106 hits

Neymar will start for Brazil against Costa Rica despite suffering an ankle issue earlier this week, with coach Tite insisting he does not want the “genius” to alter his style.The five-time World Cup winners had a scare on Tuesday when Neymar hobbled out of training, yet he was back for Wednesday’s session and will feature against Los Ticos after Tite confirmed he would nam...Full Story »

Neymar returns to Brazil training ahead of Costa Rica match

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by Skysports.com60 hits

Neymar will be fit to face Costa Rica in Brazil's second Group E match Neymar has returned to training two days before Brazil's World Cup group game against Costa Rica. The Brazilian star joined the rest of the squad in a training session in Sochi on Wednesday, just a day after he limped out of practice because of a pain in his right ankle. The session was closed to the media but the Brazilia...Full Story »

Iran 0 Spain 1: Costa goal breaks stubborn resistance

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by Goal.com71 hits

Spain have moved level on points with Portugal at the summit of Group B after edging past a spirited Iran side at the Kazan Arena. A fortuitous Diego Costa goal helped Spain overcome a dogged Iran to secure a 1-0 win in their World Cup Group B clash in Kazan. Carlos Queiroz's side produced a defensive masterclass to reduce Spain to nothing more than half-chances during a hugely frustrating ope...Full Story »

Philippe Coutinho says Brazil will find another 'protagonist' if Neymar is not at his best against Costa Rica

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by Skysports.com66 hits

Philippe Coutinho scored Brazil's goal in their 1-1 draw against Switzerland Philippe Coutinho says Brazil will find another "protagonist" if Neymar is not at his best when they take on Costa Rica on Friday. Neymar left Brazil training early on Tuesday after feeling pain in his right ankle and will undergo physiotherapy, the Brazilian Football Confederation said. The 25-year-old missed an out...Full Story »

Diego Maradona responds to reports of racist incident during Argentina game

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by ESPN70 hits

Diego Maradona pictured during Argentina's World Cup game against Iceland. Photo by Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images Diego Maradona has given his version of an exchange with an Asian fan at a World Cup game in Moscow that witnesses perceived as racist. British television staff working in Spartak Stadium during Argentina's 1-1 draw with Iceland on Saturday reported seeing Maradona respon...Full Story »

Kolarov free-kick earns Serbia victory over Costa Rica

Posted Sunday, June 17, 2018 by PA24 hits

Aleksandar Kolarov struck a superb free-kick as Serbia opened their World Cup campaign with a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica in Samara.The former Manchester City defender fired home in trademark fashion as Serbia were rewarded for their dominance of the Group E fixture 11 minutes into the second half.Costa Rica, who reached the quarter-finals in Brazil four years ago, paid the price for failing to ...Full Story »

Costa Rica 0 Serbia 1: Kolarov stunner seals points

Posted Sunday, June 17, 2018 by Goal.com54 hits

Serbia got their World Cup campaign off to a winning start as Aleksandar Kolarov's sublime free-kick secured a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica.Aleksandar Kolarov's sensational free-kick proved the difference as Serbia got their World Cup campaign off to a winning start with a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica in Group E. Serbia, under the tutelage of Mladen Krstajic for the first time in a competitive ...Full Story »

Costa Rica(N) vs Serbia - Kolarov and Serbia aiming high

Posted Saturday, June 16, 2018 by PA93 hits

Captain Aleksandar Kolarov says Serbia can achieve big things in Russia ahead of their World Cup opener against Costa Rica.Since the break-up of the former Yugoslavia, Serbia have never gone beyond the group stage of a World Cup.Their opponents in Samara famously reached the quarter-finals four years ago after topping a group including former winners England, Italy and Uruguay.Serbia made little...Full Story »

Belgium 4 - 1 Costa Rica: Belgium boss Roberto Martinez says Eden Hazard injury ‘nothing to worry about’

Posted Tuesday, June 12, 2018 by PA82 hits

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has played down injury fears over Eden Hazard after the Chelsea player limped out of Monday’s 4-1 friendly win over Costa Rica.Hazard, Belgium’s captain, hobbled off in the 70th minute after taking a blow to the foot, but Martinez says the injury is not serious.“Eden is okay, he had a little trouble, but it’s nothing to worry about,”...Full Story »

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