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Costa Rica reach quarter-finals with shootout victory

RECIFE Brazil (Reuters) – Costa Rica reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup for the first time by beating Greece 5-3 on penalties on Sunday after conceding a stoppage time equaliser and playing 54 minutes with 10 men. After the 1-1 draw following extra time, Costa Rica keeper Keylor Navas …

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Costa Rica stun Italy, France crush Switzerland

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Another European football heavyweight fell to Latin American opposition on Friday as Costa Rica shocked Italy 1-0, putting the four-times champions’ qualification in doubt, but France thumped Switzerland 5-2 in an imperious World Cup display. After yet another upset …

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Clinical Costa Rica fight back to stun Uruguay

FORTALEZA Brazil (Reuters) – Costa Rica pulled off the biggest upset of the World Cup so far, scoring three second-half goals to come from behind and beat former champions Uruguay 3-1 in their opening Group D match on Saturday. The result left Uruguay’s World Cup ambitions in disarray in …

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