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U.S. tries to keep WC run alive

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Substitutions save Mexico in back-and-forth win over Costa Rica

MONTERREY, Mexico -- The Mexican national team had to rally twice on Thursday night to ultimately beat CONCACAF rivals Costa Rica in a entertaining friendly at Estadio Universitario. Here are three thoughts from Mexico's win over Costa Rica. 

1. Super-subs rescue win for Mexico

This was a flawed, but ultimately satisfactory night for Mexico. The 3-2 victory over Costa Rica ended a streak of four consecutive losses and after being down 2-1 at half-time, El Tri should be happy with what was...

Costa Rica's recent rise has created a new regional rival for Mexico

MEXICO CITY -- The Estadio Azteca earned its reputation as a fortress for Mexico's national team by way of sheer physical imposition. The cavernous building is surrounded by stands that appear to rise straight up into the sky, filled to the brim with fans on game day.

Coupled with Mexico City's high altitude and notorious smog, the Azteca literally takes the opposition's breath away. These conditions combined to provide El Tri with a near-guaranteed win against opposition for the whole of the 20th...

Switzerland limp into World Cup knockouts as Sommer shows his worth

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia -- Three quick points from Switzerland 2-2 Costa Rica in Group E at the World Cup.

1. Switzerland make it through but must improve

Through behind only Brazil, and on paper things look pretty sweet for Switzerland. But in this performance against Costa Rica, a 2-2 draw, they looked limp and disengaged for long spells; not qualities which bode well for progression further into the tournament.

The Swiss go through to face Sweden in the next round, and of all the teams through...

Brazil's win over Costa Rica features brilliant use of VAR (sorry, Neymar)

ST PETERSBURG, Russia -- Three quick points following Brazil's 2-0 win over Costa Rica, which featured a glorious use of VAR.

1. Neymar, Coutinho deliver late, late drama

This was about nerves. About the contrast between a baby blue sky visible through the roof of the Saint Petersburg Stadium and dark clouds gathered over the Brazil bench. Their manager, Tite, found himself in serious danger of becoming the first Selecao boss to fail to win in his opening two games in a World Cup.

At halftime,...

Aleksandar Kolarov quality the difference as Serbia do enough to beat Costa Rica

SAMARA, Russia -- Three quick thoughts in Serbia's 1-0 win over Costa Rica in Group E at the World Cup on Sunday.

1. Aleksandar Kolarov quality proves the difference

Serbia are up and running. While this match was no classic it contained a goal fit for any World Cup game, curled in beautifully by Kolarov in the 56th minute, and that free kick was enough to beat a decent but ultimately limited Costa Rica side.

It gives Serbia a boost going into their potentially decisive meeting with Switzerland,...

 By Arch Bell

Costa Rica better off with Major League Soccer's influence

Costa Rica were 2014's 'giant killers', but can they repeat, or better their accomplishments in Russia?
Take a behind-the-scenes look at Whitecaps training as it was announced Kendall Waston had been named to Costa Rica's 23-man World Cup roster.

On Sunday, Costa Rica will make their fifth appearance on football's biggest stage at the World Cup -- the Ticos' fourth in the last five editions.

This is no small feat for a country with fewer than five million people. It can also be argued that the Ticos have become the most consistent team from CONCACAF in terms of World Cup qualifying, having breezed through qualification for Brazil 2014 and Russia 2018, unlike Mexico's drama-filled 2013 Hexagonal and the United States' disaster in 2017.