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World Cup 2014: Uruguay 1 Costa Rica 3
BBC Sport ^ | 14th June 2014 | BBC Sport

Posted on 06/14/2014 2:22:20 PM PDT by the scotsman

'Costa Rica scored two goals in three minutes on the way to a shock Group D victory over an unconvincing Uruguay.

Edinson Cavani slotted in a first-half penalty to put Uruguay in front after Junior Diaz fouled Diego Lugano.

But, after the break, Joel Campbell lashed in a left-foot leveller and Oscar Duarte guided in a low header to give Costa Rica the lead.

Marcos Urena angled in a third for the Ticos before Uruguay's Maxi Pereira was sent-off for a rash foul on Campbell.'

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: soccer

1 posted on 06/14/2014 2:22:20 PM PDT by the scotsman
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To: the scotsman

I guess both Spain and Uruguay are learning the hard way that four years was a long time ago...


2 posted on 06/14/2014 2:25:02 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: the scotsman

I ain’t watching unless the stadiums are filled with vuvuzelas.


3 posted on 06/14/2014 2:34:48 PM PDT by Will88
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To: kearnyirish2

I think it affirms that Klinsi ditching Donovan was the right call.

It takes a mix of youth and experience, just relying on the same guys as four years ago won’t work...It didn’t work for France in 2002, and it hasn’t worked for Spain this year.


4 posted on 06/14/2014 2:40:39 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Relying on the “old guys” never works in any sport.


5 posted on 06/14/2014 2:43:28 PM PDT by livius
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To: Will88
I ain’t watching unless the stadiums are filled with vuvuzelas.

Said no one, ever.

6 posted on 06/14/2014 2:44:49 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Maybe England will have a good WC too, since they dumped most of their old guard in favor of new blood.


7 posted on 06/14/2014 3:36:58 PM PDT by Mr Fuji
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To: dfwgator
Said no one, ever.

I don't know, the vuvuzelas do add a certain crazed atmosphere for the occasional soccer fan, and the South Africans definitely seem to like them.

8 posted on 06/14/2014 3:45:03 PM PDT by Will88
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To: the scotsman

No scores in the titles, please.


9 posted on 06/14/2014 3:49:09 PM PDT by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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To: kearnyirish2

In international soccer 4 years is an eternity!
Spain took a chance with a Brazilian mercenary turncoat up front, and Mr. Shakira probably cost them two goals with his bad positioning.
I do think that the extraordinary length of the regular season (La liga & Champions League) will wear out even the best players.
The length of the football season has gotten as obscenely long as the NBA in the states and it’s really unnecessary.


10 posted on 06/14/2014 4:23:29 PM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: Mr Fuji

Non oggi, Inghilterra

11 posted on 06/14/2014 5:26:55 PM PDT by mikrofon (WC Bump)
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To: mikrofon

Another World Cup, same ol’ England.


12 posted on 06/14/2014 5:44:19 PM PDT by Mr Fuji
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To: dfwgator

Uruguay’s team looks the same as well, but with less hair.

Lots of goals this time; definitely better watching than in the past.


13 posted on 06/15/2014 4:36:53 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Roman_War_Criminal

“I do think that the extraordinary length of the regular season (La liga & Champions League) will wear out even the best players.”

I don’t follow the leagues, but the number of good players either on the bench or off the team due to injuries would support your contention.


14 posted on 06/15/2014 4:38:25 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Will88

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7B2LPxggvqY&feature=kp


15 posted on 06/15/2014 4:42:48 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Lol, and I bet there are some vuvuzelas in Brazil this year. I just haven’t watched any of it yet. I’ll see when the US plays tomorrow.


16 posted on 06/15/2014 6:50:12 AM PDT by Will88
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To: mikrofon

If Pirlo is on like he was yesterday, you can book a spot in the final game for Italy.


17 posted on 06/15/2014 7:40:06 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Not much of a follower of the tournament, nor really know about the players ... But towards the end yesterday, he fired a great FK around the wall that smacked the crossbar & completely fooled the English G.


18 posted on 06/15/2014 7:52:11 AM PDT by mikrofon (WC Bump)
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To: mikrofon

More than that, Pirlo completely controlled the midfield, he who controls the midfield generally wins the game.

And I actually came away very impressed with England. I think they should win their other two games...But Italy really impressed. 2010 was a disaster for them.


19 posted on 06/15/2014 8:55:18 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
he who controls the midfield generally wins the game

Like soccer, like elections (supposedly ;)

20 posted on 06/15/2014 9:07:54 AM PDT by mikrofon (WC Bump)
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To: the scotsman

Switzerland literally wins it on the final kick of the game. Heartbreak for Ecuador.


21 posted on 06/15/2014 10:51:02 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Watching France-Honduras. Would like France to lose, but Honduras really sucks, a bunch of hacks dive-acting at each contact with a French player.


22 posted on 06/15/2014 12:25:32 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: Dagnabitt
I hope they get the people in the stands that are blowing those damn horns.

I thought they outlawed them for this world cup.

23 posted on 06/15/2014 12:31:15 PM PDT by mware
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To: Dagnabitt

Honduras will have a short stay in Brazil.

Down to ten men, and their best player, Palacios, out of the next game, they’re toast.


24 posted on 06/15/2014 12:58:29 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Dagnabitt

What do you know, the new goal-line technology works. 2-0 France.


25 posted on 06/15/2014 1:09:26 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
Recalling when England got jobbed vs. Germany last go-round ...


26 posted on 06/15/2014 2:34:58 PM PDT by mikrofon (W/C Bump)
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